NPF building to house Winrock 

The building that will host the Winrock office in Auki Malaita Province is expected to complete towards the end of the month. Contractor, Justin Fuo’o of the Tropic Group Builders confirmed this to Sunday Star Auki. He said the deadline for the building to complete is May but the building is expected to complete before…

Reti is new GP Minister for Culture, Tourism

Guadalcanal Provincial Member, Richard Reti is the new Provincial Minister for Culture & Tourism.  Mr. Reti replaces sacked Minister Jerry Sabino, premier Francis Sade has confirmed. “I sacked Minister Jerry Sabino and replaced him with my other minister Richard Reti,” Premier Sade said.  Premier said the reason why he sacked Mr. Sabino was because of…

MUP Assembly to meet, March 23

The first full meeting of the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly in 2021 will be held on March 23 in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital. The first tentative date for the full meeting was March 17, which could have collided with the arrivals in Kira Kira of Anglicans of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to take part…

WHY BECHE-DE-MER BAN IS NECESSARY

The current nation-wide ban imposed on beche-de-mer harvesting is necessary to control over-harvesting of the marine product. A statement from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources on Friday highlighted that export data and stock assessments have shown that low-value species and under-sized products dominate the export volume, which indicated over-harvesting. Data have shown that…

CIP police benefits from case management training

Police officers at the Yandina Police Station in Central Islands Province (CIP) have benefited from a one-day training on case management and introduction to new charges conducted at the Station, on 6 March 2021. Advisor Andie Driu and officer Florence Iroshaki from the Police Prosecutions office in Honiara conducted the training.  Officer Commanding Station (OCS)…

MV Taimareho investigation progressing

  POLICE investigation into the fatal ferry accident last April is progressing well and they are working with stakeholders on possible charges to lay against those involved, Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says. Mangau made the assurance, last Thursday following an article on the media made by a parent of one of those people who died…

HCC LAND PROBE

Mayor welcomes investigation into the transfer of HCC’s Ranadi land   THE Honiara City Council Lord Mayor Wilson Mamae said that investigation is now carried out into the sale of Council Land at Ranadi. While the investigation is now fully carried out, Mamae said he welcomes any other investigation on the matter of transfer of…

MPG thanks Aust Government for support 

THE Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) has thanked the Australian Government for funding support towards the UN Women Market for Change program, of which Auki Central Market is a beneficiary. Speaking during the official opening of the Fencing and Fish Market Slabbing project in Auki, Deputy Premier Randol Sifoni thanked the Australian Government for the funding…

Auki Market fencing, slabbing project complete

MARKET vendors at the Auki Central Market in Malaita Province will no longer worry about safety issues when vending, following the completion of the Auki Market fencing project. The Auki Central Market fencing project was successfully completed with an official handing over ceremony held at the market, Thursday.  The project also covers the Auki Fish…