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…

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…

Tourism industry holds AGM

Solomon Islands Tourism Industry Association (SITIA) on Wednesday successfully conducted their annual general meeting (AGM) at Mendana Hotel. One of the activities was the election of the SITIA new executive committee members. Speaking on behalf of the government during the opening of the annual general meeting, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism…