PM to launch new gov’t vision

THE country’s National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016 -2035 will be officially launched today. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Minister for Development Planning and Aid Co-ordination, Hon Danny Philip will officially launched the document. The event takes place at the Heritage Park Hotel. NDS will be unveiled with its national vision “Improving the Social and Economic…

Valuers bill passed

PARLIAMENT on Thursday passed the Valuers (Amendment) Bill 2016 yesterday after much scrutiny in the committee of supply stage. The Bill, when becomes an Act, is to reform the membership of the Valuers Board, limit registration of valuers to only Solomon Islands citizens, impose additional qualification requirements for temporary registration of valuers, widen the scope…

Students urged to excel

GRADUATING Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students have been challenged to further their education and achieve more even though they have successfully completed part of the dream this year. SINU Vice Chancellor Glynn Galo highlighted this when addressing the 1541  students graduating from the national institution yesterday. He said, this qualification should lead the students…

Gwaunaru’u to reopen Monday

GWAUNARU’U airport in Malaita Povince is expected to re-open on 2nd May, says Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Mr Sogavare announced this in Parliament, Thursday as part of the new approach taken by the government to engage Malaita provincial government as the implementing agency. He was responding on a questioned asked by Opposition Leader, Jeremiah Manele,…

Shut your door

Newly opened casino told to close ‘illegal’ operation THE Gaming and Lotteries Board has served a stop notice to the newly opened mini casino Cyber King Limited. The stop notice, which was issued yesterday, ordered that Managing Director of Cyber King Limited Ting Kwong Hing close the business effective as of yesterday. Members of Gaming…

AG seeks order to remove Yow

ATTORNEY General James Apaniai is seeking a court order to permanently remove chief executive officer of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Colin Yow from office. Mr Apaniai took that action after Mr Yow continued to defy his sacking and orders not to return to the SIPA premises. “An application for a court order to remove…

Police set to acquire arms

POLICE are in the process of acquiring new weapons under the Staged Limited Rearmament Project. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police and National Security, Edmund Sikua, said under the exercise only three units within the force are being trained to handle the arms. They are the Police Response Team, the Close Protection Unit, and…