Malaita ‘promised’ projects queried

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the Prime Minister to walk the talk and put the money where his mouth is. In a statement last Sunday, the Opposition Group said, amongst the list of promises the Prime Minister and his Government promised to the people of this country, a notable one is the projects in…

Students return, receives encouraging message

STUDENTS that were unfortunate to study this semester at the University of the South Pacific (USP) under the Solomon Islands government (SIG) scholarship have arrived last Sunday from Fiji. A total of 59 local students studying at USP were terminated by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) under the National Training Committee…

Export allowed

PT Mega Bintang Borneo Ltd must be allowed to export bauxite stockpile: Attorney General’s Chambers PT Mega Bintang Borneo Ltd must be allowed to export the stockpile of bauxite it has extracted on Rennell, according to the Attorney General’s Chambers. The advice was contained in a letter addressed to Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, after the…

MP criticizes public sector

A Member of Parliament (MP) and a Minister of the Crown has condemned the work of the public sector, labelling it as corrupt, irresponsible and needs overhaul. The Cabinet Minister who declined to have his name revealed stated he is sick of how plenty of these educated and experienced public servants were irresponsible in implementing…

Deal for 5000 homes

The Government will build 5000 affordable new 2-3 bedroom homes in the City in the next four years for public servants and ordinary Solomon Islanders. This was made possible after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Solomon Islands Government and a developer on Friday. Minister of Finance and Treasury Snyder Rini…

Opposition to SSPM: Stop misleading people

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has described a statement from the Special Secretary to Prime Minister Rence Sore regarding the $3.7 million payout as ‘misleading’ and ‘contradictory’. This was after a statement carried in the Solomon Star last week quoted Mr Sore stating that the $3.7 million to Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL) was for financial support…

Suava tribes meet

TEN sub-tribes of Suava bay cannery in North malaita, Malaita province have recently met and discussed the project. The meeting was held last Sunday at the Mana’abu Training Centre. A spokesman Henry Kamuda said, that the meeting was organised to identify the tribes that owned the land intended for the project. Mr Kamuda added this…

Board contravenes mines act

… In granting renewal of expired prospecting licence says Attorney General’s Chambers The Attorney General’s Chambers has revealed that the renewal of a Prospecting Licence (PL) of one of the suitors vying to develop the multi-million dollar bauxite deposits on Rennell, was approved almost 12 months after it has expired. At the same time, it…

Landowners unhappy with statement

Rennell landowners have expressed disappointment over a front page response by Esther Lelapitu last week that stated only the High Court has the power to revoke Certificate of No Appeal she issued for APID to pursue land registration. This was revealed by some landowners who claimed that the female magistrate’s media statement does not go…

Forum to reveal draft resolutions

THE PEOPLE’S forum held last Thursday will finalize its resolutions this morning at the Korean Restaurant. Speaking on behalf of the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII), the Vice President Ishmael Nori said they are inviting all participants in last week’s forum and other interested citizens to attend the Resolution Committee’s presentation on the forum outcomes.…