Logging illegal, says Renbel man

LOGGING company Samlinsum’s operation on Rennell is illegal, a Rennel man claims. And Pautangata Hakatingisa’a urged government authorities to stop the logger from felling trees on disputed land,which are currently before the High Court. Mr Hakatingisa’a said Samlinsam has continued to trespass and operateon land, whicha High Court order had restricted them from entering. He…

Eye Centre impresses visitors

THERESE Walsh, Peter Kiely and Gill Greer, advisers to the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the new Regional Eye Centre (REC) on 14 August. Walsh, Kiely and Greer are members of the International Development Advisory and Selection Panel (IDASP), an independent group that provides advice to the Minister on the New Zealand Aid…

Mining joint-venture clarified

MUGAVA Investment and Solomon Mining Limited have denied any ties with World Link Resources Limited. Work Link Resources Limited, a mining company from Hong Kong in China, has been awarded a controversial mining lease on March 2015 to mine bauxite on a registered land purportedly owned by Eric Tema. The mining licence was awarded by…

Mose is envoy to three EU countries

THE country’s ambassador to the European Union Moses Kouni Mose was commissioned Thursday as ambassador designate to Germany, France and the Netherlands. Mr Mose is also the country’s High Commissioner to Great Britain. Ambassador Mose acknowledged the Government for having the trust and confidence in him to take up additional responsibilities to represent the interest…

Youth raise their voice

YOUNG people across Guadalcanal, Malaita, Western Province and Choiseul commemorated International Youth Day on Wednesday through holding youth forums across the country. The young people are addressing their issues and concerns to representatives from Provincial and localGovernment and youth stakeholders. The Guadalcanal Youth Forum was held at Saint Barnabas on Wednesday, while a Malaita forum…

Our Walkabout lo Weathercoast

I’VE just returned to Honiara after a four day walk along the Weathercoast and back across central Guadalcanal. I was accompanied by my wife Dawn and three High Commission colleagues: Ben O’Reilly, Tanya Morjanoff and Warrant Officer Gary Fuss. The remarkable Pastor Selwyn Saro guided us through the whole journey. For us, the walkabout was…

Five to Vila school debate

FIVE emerging young leaders will represent the country in the upcoming 2nd Melanesian School Debate Competition in Port Vila, Vanuatu, next month. They are Tania Wickham of St. Nicholas College, Nauna Revoh of Florence Young Christian School, John Firibo of Bishop Epalle Catholic School, Rochelle Palmer of KGVI School and Jayson Joseph of Betikama Adventist…