Call to build Aligegeo dining hall 

A CONCERNED parent wants to see Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School (PSS) dining hall in Malaita Province upgraded. This is because the school has been using a temporary dining hall for the past two years.  Since the burning down of the school’s dining hall back on Friday 30 August 2019, the school has been using a…

MP praised for ‘Banana flour’ discovery

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke has received widespread commendation from the public for uncovering his constituency’s tale on producing flour from the Banana plant. Over the weekend Mr. Dettke launched and introduced one of his constituency’s new innovative products – the Banana flour products. “I will find a commercial way…

GP queried on new vehicles

MEMBERS of the Guadalcanal public are querying their Provincial Government on the recent purchases of two new vehicles. There are negatives and positives comments on the Guadalcanal forum Facebook page over the purchase of the two vehicles. Those with negative comments accused the Province of “its poor administration and its outstanding debt.” One commentator said…

City expects major facelift with $243m support

HONIARA City is expected to be transformed in the next 24 months, thanks to the government and people of Japan for the huge support of SBD$243,000,000.00. The huge sum of money will go towards the drainage systems, bus stations, streetlights, traffic signboards, and pavement markings. The formalize Phase 2 of the SB$243 million dollars Kukum…

Tourism Solomons welcomes Australian PM’s comments on potential South Pac travel bubble

Tuamoto – “We will support everything necessary to make this a reality” Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has welcomed news the Australian government is now in “conversation” with several South Pacific nations regarding the potential creation of a regional travel bubble. His comments come in response to reports Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has…

Better seed system for Solomon Islands

About 2,000 farming households in the Solomon Islands will now access a stronger seed system following a partnership launch between Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) and the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus program (PHAMA Plus).  The collaboration aims to address food and nutrition security concerns in the country which have been exacerbated by COVID-19,…

DCGA to focus on export sector 

AS part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement’s (DCGA) redirection policy it will focus on developing the export sector. A statement issued by the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said this plan will be achieved by investing heavily in the primary industries and downstream processing. “This includes providing price and support subsidies to the main…

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‘Tubi logs under Forestry tight surveillance’    Forestry officers who manned the controversial Tubi logs on San Jorge Islands say that they have not received any directive from the headquarters to facilitate the export of the logs by Malaysian logging company Sunrise Investment Ltd. That’s according to reliable sources within the Ministry of Forestry and…

HCC launches tourism, culture policy 

HONIARA City Council (HCC) through its Tourism and Culture Division has launched its policy and ten-year strategic plan. This is the first for the Division since it was established last year and is the direction that will set its course, a statement from HCC Media Unit. Mayor Wilson Mamae thanked the Chairman, Director, and staff…

Maka’a calls for cooperation

THE Premier of Makira Ulawa Province, Julian Maka’a calls for cooperation by all 20 members of the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly. He made the call on Tuesday, February 9 in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital following a claim by MPAs who are not in his Executive Government that a political instability exists in the Maka’a…