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…

MRD told recipients to use project wisely

Seventeen projects recipients on Tikopia Island in Temotu Province have been told to use their project wisely in their community to generate income for community and their families. Deputy Director of the Ministry of Rural Development Matilda Watesao highlighted this when she addressed people of Tikopia last Tuesday. About 17 individual projects for Tikopia have…

Health research symposium underway

The first ever national health research symposium is currently underway. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are hosting the event. The symposium is being held at the SINU Kukum Campus which kicked off on Thursday and will end Friday.  A jointed statement…

NTF in ‘Building Back Better’

Contractors engaged by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) are still working hard to protect roads damaged in the April 2014 Honiara flood disaster. Vara Creek road was seriously threatened when the Mataniko River burst its banks during the flooding.   MID’s  contractor EMCO Pacific (SI) Ltd recently completed a 110m long sheet pile wall on…