Mataniko clean-up press on despite funding delay

THE Mataniko River Cleaning up program will be delayed until next year due to the delay allocating funds for the activity. Program Coordinator Debra Pitakaka said that while waiting for funds availability, her office was in a process of contracting local contractors especially those living up and down Stream of Mataniko River. “The actual cleaning…

Gao Bugotu Leaders Forum adopts development plan

The Gao Bugotu Constituency Leaders Forum ended on high note yesterday (Friday) with the adoption of the Gao Bugotu Constituency Development Plan 2015-2018. Member of Parliament for Gao Bugotu Samuel Manetoali said the adoption of the resolution will pave the way for the implementation of projects and other developments in the constituency within the next…

HCC executive briefed on Premiers Conference

The Honiara City Council (HCC) executive has been given insights about the progress of the Premiers conference preparations The Local Organising Committee (LOC) responsible for the conference’s preparations, presented to the council’s executive a progressive report and an overview of the plans and activities. Chairman of LOC Maesac Suia said, since the Guadalcanal Province and…

Mining the way forward

Extracting bauxite ore in Rennell is a way forward for Rennell and Bellona province in eradicating the many socio-economic problems, says William Tino, one of the landowner trustees. In terms of economic revenue, improve a sustainable livelihood and to address many of social-economic problems with unemployment, bauxite mining is one way forward, he said. “Utilization…

MP plans to sue paper

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism (MCT) plans to file a law suit against the Island Sun newspaper over what he described as defamatory and false allegation made against him in the paper. Bartholomew Parapolo who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gela Constituency was accused of purchasing a property, worth more than $700,000 at…

PIB denies making insurance payment

PACIFIC Insurance Brokers Limited (PIB) has denied claims made by the Parliamentary Opposition yesterday in relation to the $3.7 million, allegedly paid out to Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL). The opposition in deploring reports that the Government had already made payment to Aggressor Solomons Limited claimed they were reliably informed that PIB had already paid insurance…

Teacher reconciles with student

THE incident involving a teacher and his student at Kukum SDA primary school last week has now been resolved yesterday following a reconciliation ceremony at the school. Early this week, the weekend Sunday paper reported that a teacher allegedly bashed up the young student and later locked him for an hour. The issue has raised…

Tohuika accused of bribery

A withdrawn member of the West Rennell Resource Owners Association (WRROA) executive has allegedly accused Chairman Jonathan Tohuika receiving bribery from another interested investor. To pursuing his own interest using WRROA into his agenda, making claims to represent the customary landowners of West Rennell. Former secretary, William Tino said Mr. Tohuika has gone beyond extend…

Union reiterates deportation call

The Workers Union of Solomon Islands, WUSI, has reiterated its call on the Government to immediately deport the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), describing him as a security risk to the Ports Authority and Solomon Islands. In a press statement on Thursday WUSI General Secretary Tony Kagovai said, Mr…

M.V DCCG voyage 2015

Dear Editor – The fantastic project statement sounded by the captain not long after he was back in charge are all we have been waiting for, for the long time. Now its good news for the hearing isn’t it. Let alone a senior cabinet minister spill the bean and the reining saga controversial.  Hem gud…