No principal yet for Aligegeo

PARENTS and students of Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School have called on the Malaita Province Education Authority to prioritise the appointment of a new school principal. This comes after the delay by Malata provincial Education Authority in posting staff teachers to many schools in the province even though the school’s academic year for 2016 had already…

Six men arrested over Vanikoro logging row

Police arrested six young men from Vanikoro island in relation to a bitter logging dispute that saw the burning down of logging machines in the past week. The dispute is between foreign loggers and their local supporters on one side and those opposing the operation on the other. Temotu Provincial Police Commander Police Commander Frank…

MP applauds gov’t

Member of Parliament for Small Malaita Constituency Rick Hou has commended the Democratic Coalition for Change Government for their continuing assistance to his constituency. Hou said he was pleased that through the Ministry of Rural Development, the Afio Economic Growth Centre project continues to feature in the government’s development plan and programmes. “This is the…

SIPA noodle import

Dear Editor – It was with a great deal of disappointment that I read the article published in the Friday edition of the newspaper that covered the CEO of SIPA and his intention to add Noodles to his long list of folly’s outside the remit under which SIPA is supposed to operate. My Yow, the…

NZ seasonal work scheme

Dear Editor – Thanks for allowing me space so I can express myself some of the practices and unfair salary returns working in a farm in New Zealand under the much publicised Seasonal Workers scheme. My experience must be exposed so not to give false promises to others who might contemplate having a go at…

Power hungry politicians

Dear Editor – A subject that had got out of hand and where some writers had to look in all the wrong places to back up their points. Learned writers such as Gabriel Taloikwai and Steve Waela had pointed out that the frequency of one person to become a Prime Minister more than once might…

Sogavare congratulates new Vanuatu PM

PRIME Minister and Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated the newly-elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai. In a congratulatory message to his Vanuatu counterpart, Mr Sogavare said:  “I write with great pleasure and gratitude to sincerely congratulate you on your election as the new Prime Minister…

Lands, worst rated ministry

THE Public Sector Satisfaction Survey found that the public have seen positive changes over the last 18 months in the area of Information Technology and political stability. It was also found that overall services have improved since the last Financial Year from: Justice Sector (73%), Electricity Authority or Solomon Power (68%), Ports Authority (67%), Ministry of…

ANZ launches mega campaign

ANZ Solomon Islands last Friday launched its mega campaign, joining other ANZ branches across the Pacific to give its customers the opportunity to win a new brand Toyota hilux. Present to officially launch the mega campaign are Chief Executive officer (CEO) of ANZ Solomon Islands, Geoffrey Buchanan and Toyota Solomon Islands CEO, Democrito Sayman. The…

Nation prepares to be part of Guam FOPA

AS Guam launches its 100 days countdown towards the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA), Solomon Islands is again preparing itself to showcase its cultural richness and diversity when it attends the festival in May this year. February 12 marks 100 days until the world gathers in Guam to witness the Pacific Island region’s diverse…