Job creation key to economic growth

JOB creation is key to economic growth and a solution to heightening social problems. Outspoken member of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Henry Ata stressed this during an interview. Enforcing his strong believe on his statement, Ata  referred to similar rhetoric’s  highlighted by US president Barrack Obama who he said had called on  world  leaders  to…

Bus owners get serious

First meeting tomorrow to discuss future of industry Local bus owners are meeting in Honiara tomorrow for the first time to seriously look at the future of the industry. The meeting follows the recent one-day protest bus drivers staged in Honiara. “One of the issues we will be discussing is why foreigners are allowed to…

Gov’t stands by Skyline

Allegations unproven, says Oso THE Office of the Prime Minister is standing by Skyline Investment Group despite allegation the Asian company is operating a scam. The group has promised the government it would rehabilitate Honiara International Airport, upgrade the Henderson-Point Cruz road, and invest in tourism projects. It also offered to build 5,000 homes for…

Small Malaita receives assessment report

Small Malaita Constituency Office (SMCO) has received the preliminary engineering assessment report to prepare proper infrastructure plan towards the development of the Afio Economic Growth Centre (EGC) and its supporting infrastructure development projects. Director Engineering and Infrastructure Development of the Ministry of Rural Development Allen Ilia on Monday17th August handed over the report to the…

Marau clarifies situation

Minister for Commerce, Industries, and Labour & Immigration (MCILI) William Bradford Marau says, that his Directorship to Skyline Motors and Hardware Group Limited (SMHGL) was later realised to contradict government policy, hence the intention to operate will not happen. Mr Marau was responding to questions raised by the public about his involvement as a director…

Sore explains position again

Special Secretary to Prime Minister’s office Rence Sore says he had clarified his position as a director to the government owned company that has a joint venture with Skyline Investment Group company to implement the public servant housing scheme. Mr Sore reiterated after the Opposition issued a second statement calling for his sacking along with…

Opposition: Scam claims stinks

THE Parliamentary Opposition has strongly urged the Prime Minister and his Government to immediately cease all arrangements with Skyline Investment Group Company. In a statement on Thursday, the Parliamentary Opposition has warned that fresh revelations concerning a director of Skyline Company Jason Liu Tao as an international scammer and a wanted man in mainland China…

KGA refutes report

THE KASTOM Gaden Association (KGA) had dismissed  as incorrect and misleading a recent media report alleging it had owed $15,000-00 of unpaid water bill to Solomon Islands water Authority. Kastom Gaden Association said, this in response to an article carried by the paper quoting a statement by a prominent community leader of Burns Creek settlement,…

Tikopia gets relief assistance from MP

PEOPLE living on the island of Tikopia in Temotu province who experienced food shortage recently have received 1200 bags of rice (20Kg) from their Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki Soriacomua last week. The consignment of rice were delivered to them including some community projects and building materials for reconstructing the deteriorating Tikopia area health…

ROC pledges $1.13m for hospital renovation

THE Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has pledged SBD$1.13 Million for refurbishing National Referral Hospital as part of an ongoing support to deliver better medical services in the country. A statement from the Taiwan Embassy said, on behalf of the ROC Government, Minister Warren Wang of the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy handed over the…