No decision yet

Gov’t yet to decide; Students remain in troubled PNG The Government is yet to decide whether to bring back our students from the troubles in Papua New Guinea. Any decision on that will be based on the operational status of the universities that its students participated in the protests there. Following last Wednesday’s police firing…

Big plans for East Guadalcanal

TWO major projects are earmarked for East Guadalcanal Constituency this year. That was according to the constituency’s MP Bradley Tovosia. “Housing scheme and proper water supply and sanitation are the two projects I am earmarking for implementation this year,” he added. “They are my priority projects for this year apart from others.” He said before…

Kere applauds local workers

THE country’s High Commissioner to New Zealand, Joy Kere has applauded local workers recruited under the Regional Seasonal Employment (RSE) Scheme working in New Zealand at JR Orchards. She also thanked JR Orchards as the employer and the New Zealand Government for providing the opportunity for Solomon Islanders to go and work under the RSE…

Manetoali highlights value of our Ocean

AN estimated $2.51 billion per year was the estimated money value that the marine environment is actually providing to the country, says the Minister for Environment Samuel Manetoali. Mr Manetoali was speaking at the national event to mark three important environmental days on Wednesday, in Honiara. “….at the national scale, the ocean brings in revenue…

New biosecurity website launched

SOLOMON Islands has a new website for biosecurity that was launched in Honiara on Thursday. The Australian Government funded the website, which is one of the activities under the $14 million budget that runs from 2013-2016. Under the same funding, the Australia government supported other projects as well. Rebecca Gibb, Counsellor, Economics and Strategy of…

Sikua stands by comments

THE Leader of the Independent Group, Dr Derek Sikua says he stands by the comments he made in support of the CEO of Solomon Airline’s decision to suspend its operations on Tuesday. Dr Sikua was responding to the Minister of Finance Synder Rini, terming Dr Sikua’s statement on 8th June as “inaccurate, misleading, downright untrue,…

MSG summit moved here

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit is scheduled to take place in Honiara on 14th July. The summit was originally scheduled for Port Vila in Vanuatu at the start of May, but moved to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, towards end of June. However, it was postponed again because the leaders could not find…

Nurses, docs submit demand to gov’t

ABOUT 300 paramedics and doctors, who served at National Referral Hospital during the ethnic conflict from 1998-2003 on Guadalcanal are demanding compensation from the government. They are asking the government to pay each of them $300,000 – a request if granted would cost tax payers about $90 million. The submission came after the government paid…