NGO leaving Temotu

A NEW Zealand-based non-government organisation, OceansWatch, is leaving Temotu Province because of Customs and Immigration issues. The NGO, whose workers normally travelled directly to Temotu on yacht, said they’ve always experienced immigration and customs clearance delays at Lata. This is due to the absence of immigration and customs officers in the province. OceansWatchhad been working…

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…