‘Gov’t to replace SIPA board’

RESIGNED Minister for Infrastructure development has decided to retain the Infrastructure Development portfolio but under one condition. The North Malaita MP Jimmy Lusibaea wanted the entire SIPA board replaced. A well placed source in the government confirmed a meeting between the Prime Minister and Mr Lusibaea on Tuesday this week to sort the matter out.…

Former combatants deny rumour of war

LEADERS of Solomon Islands Post Conflict Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPCRRRA) Guadalcanal Desk have strongly disassociated and condemned a rumour that the past ethnic conflict will happen again. Militants from Malaita Malaita and Guadalcanal engaged in a conflict since 1998 until the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) intervened in 2003 to restore…

Makira ready to implement community-led total sanitation

A week long Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) training of local facilitators in Makira province was successfully completed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) last week. Around 30 individuals comprising of community members, staff from the provincial Environmental Health Department, Health Promotion Department, World Vision and UNDP participated in the CLTS program.…

PM: Fiu hydro prooject rolling

THE   Government’s   preparatory   work   for   the proposed  Asian  Development  Bank-funded  Fiu  River hydropower project in Malaita Province is progressing well. “The land valuation assessment of the project site has been completed and the report on this assessment will be finalised by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey after it receives a report on a…

Tanasali marks church day

Tanasali community on West Guadalcanal over the weekend marked an important day of the Catholic Church calendar. The St Joseph of Workers day marking coincides together with the successful achievement of children who were able to receive sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion for the first time. Parish Priest, Fr John Galvin marked the day…

PM backs bid team

Sogavare adjourns parliament to accompany games committee PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his deputy will lead a high-powered delegation to Vanuatu next week to lodge the country’s bid for the 2023 Pacific Games. Mr Sogavare revealed this yesterday as he adjourned parliament to May 17 to allow him and his deputy, Manasseh Maelanga, who is…