Malaita moves to close ‘cyber war game’

Malaita Premier Peter Ramohia and his executive will meet Auki police this week to discuss a business establishment operating what’s called “cyber war game” in the provincial capital. An Asian is running the business, which Ramohia said was illegal. Ramohia said his executive has already revoked the business licence of the Asian last year but…

Call for inquest into deaths

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) wants to see an inquest conducted into the death of three men whom a search and rescue efforts failed to save them. The trio went missing at sea on December 28 near Gela when their outboard motor engine broke down. Their bodies were found on the coast of Malaita on New…

Foreign businessman under investigation

The Ministry of Commerce, Industries Labor and Immigration says it is carrying out investigation into business activities of a foreigner following complaints he breached the Foreign Investment Act. The ministry says it will investigate business activities by Malaysian businessman, Ho Lou Wen, who has been accused of involving in poultry farming, a business area reserved…

Paripao wants separate constituency

Residents of Paripao ward in east Guadalcanal want a separate constituency created for them. Currently they are part of North east Guadalcanal constituency, which they feel is too big to accommodate in terms of service delivery. Provincial member for ward 17 in the Paripao area, Andrew Rayboy said the vastness of the area makes it…

Juffa sweeps out foreign owned shops

PACNEWS: Papua New Guinea’s Northern Governor Gary Juffa has begun a cleanup of Popondetta Town by closing down all Asian trade stores and fast food outlets. The action came after numerous complaints about the quality of food produced and sold in these foreign-owned shops. Governor Juffa said only supermarkets will operate in the province. He…

Call to stop ‘political scholarship’

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has called on Ministry y of Education and Human Resources (MEHRD) to award scholarships to Form 7 students based on merits and not on political affiliations and wantok system. MMF president, Charles Dausabea made this call as National Training Unit, National Training Council and senior officials in the Ministry have met…

Ramohia hails police

Premier of the Malaita Provincial Government Peter Channel Ramohia has commended the Malaita provincial Police Commander (PPC) in Auki Alfred Uiga and his team for a job well done which saw peaceful celebrations during Christmas and New Year period. Premier Ramohia said he was very pleased with the performance by Malaita provincial police officers especially…

Murray: No plans to sack Yow

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is taking no efforts to sack the chief executive officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Colin Yow. Permanent Secretary Henry Murray clarified this following claims his ministry will dismiss the Singaporean national for driving SIPA to engage in business activities outside its purview. He has also driven…