Renbel premier asked to clarify $292,000 payout

ASIA Pacific Investment Development (APID) calls on the Premier of Renbel Province, Collin Singamoana, to explain a $292,500 the company made as part-payment for a business licence from the provincial government. APID’s media officer, Takika Tuata said Premier Singamoana received the payment on behave of his provincial government on 1 August 2015. He said Premier…

Call to dissolve chief’s council

OUTSPOKEN land owner in Renbel Province, Jefter Tahungenga has lashed out angrily at the West Rennell Island Council of Chiefs, accusing them of failing to resolve mounting land disputes on the island. Mr  Tahungenga said  it is rather ridiculous to conclude why on earth the chiefs council of West Rennell had  kept very quiet and …

City residents urged to use proper toilets

HONIARA City Council (HCC) health division has called on city residents to build and use proper toilet facilities. The city council health division says the public are encouraged to call at their headquarters to purchase cheap equipment to enable them build proper toilet facilities in their residential homes. It says the move to sell cheap…

Women helping women

A powerful way to advance LEADERS and representatives from local women’s organisations recently attended a book launching, “Ways to Be Happy”, in Honiara. Each participant was given from 50 to 100 copies of this small, but very significant book, to share with their network of women across the nation. Soroptimist International of Solomon Islands, a…

New strategy to empower women to be launched

THE Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) will launch the National Strategy on the Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls today in Honiara. The event will take place at the former CYP centre, lower Panatina campus. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy is aimed at addressing the challenges women face in accessing economic…

Premiers told to work together

PROVINCIAL premiers were told there is a need for mutual cooperation and support in order to realise the potentials of local resources. Guadalcanal Premier Bartholomew Vavanga said this during last week’s premiers’ conference which was co-hosted by Honiara City Council (HCC) and his province.  “I will utter the need for mutual cooperation and support of…

Temotu has potential in tourism: Premier

TEMOTU premier Nelson Omar Menale has highlighted tourism potentials of his province during last week’s premiers’ conference. His presentation was based on the topic “Making Temotuans as actors in Economic development, not spectators”. Speaking during the conference, Premier Menale stated eco-tourism is one of the potential development sectors of his province. Mr Menale said that…

Habu spells out plan for growth

THE Isabel provincial government has seen the importance of infrastructure developments as a wheel for economic developments, says its premier James Habu. Mr Habu highlighted this in his presentation last week, during the 8th Premiers Conference in Honiara. He stated that the policy statement of the province is to develop infrastructure plans to foster accessibility…

This is your day, graduates told

THIS day is your day you have demonstrated courage, hard work and dedication to your learning and as a result you have been awarded an Australian vocational qualification that recognised nationally and internationally, says the Chief Executive Officer of Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) Denis O’Brian. Speaking to mark the graduation yesterday in Honiara, Ms…