Highway road work starts mid-year

WORK on the Kukum Highway Upgrading Project is expected to start mid this year, according to Permanent Secretary Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Henry Murray. Japan is funding the multi-million dollar road project, which will see the upgrading of the three kilometre road from Honiara City Council to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources head…

RAMSI may end in September

THE Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is looking at decommissioning the Regional Assistant Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in September. PIF senior representatives made the consideration after hearing the priorities and plans of the Solomon Islands government (SIG) and RAMSI at the 12th meeting of the Enhanced Consultative Mechanism (ECM) held in Honiara on Thursday last…

New Archbishop enthroned

Thousands gathered at the Provincial Cathedral of Saint Barnabas on Sunday morning to witness the installation and enthronement of the new Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia the Most Reverend George Takeli. Archbishop Takeli, from Ulawa in Makira Province is the sixth Archbishop of Melanesia and Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia. Speaking…

Moves to oust PM

THE current ruling Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government is said to be going through a turbulence period following claims of mounting pressure to have the Prime Minister removed. The move is set to go ahead if nothing is being done immediately by Manasseh Sogavare to solve the ongoing controversial issues surrounding the Solomon Islands…

Govt ceases deal with Skyline Group

THE Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Solomon Islands Government and the Skyline Investment Group of Companies which was sealed on 7 August 2015 has now been cancelled. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki said the MOU was terminated this week. The news was already communicated to the Director of Skyline Investment…

Malaita submits resolutions to PM

MALAITA provincial government has presented a number of resolutions to the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) last week. The list of resolutions was handed over to the Think Tank group which met with the Malaita Premier and executive. In an interview with the Malaita premier Peter channel Ramohia said seeing that all the major projects in…