Call to sack officials over bauxite export

A CONCERN Rennell landowner has called on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to remove Members of Parliament and senior government officers who have given the nod to PT Mega Bingtang Borneo Ltd to export the stockpile of bauxite out of country. The landowner who declined to have his identity revealed described Cabinet’s decision as daylight robbery.…

UN SRSG visits SEIF PLES

SEIF PLES clinic received a visit from the United Nations Special Representative (SRSG) on Violence against Children last Thursday. The delegation of Ms Marta Santos Pais which included member of UNICEF met with the Centre Manager Kim Abbey and staff including nurses and interns. The visit was prioritized as the SEIF PLES clinic specializes in…

Sharzy to perform in DWU

LOCAL talented musician known as Sharzy will perform at the Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) night at the Divine Word University (DWU) campus in Madang this coming Saturday – 30th May. Sharzy said, he was invited by Nuigini club to perform with Riki Kali a talented artist in PNG. “I was on business tour but…

Concern over misuse of office

The recent appearance of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) before the Members of Parliament (MP) induction program has highlighted the common practise by some public service officers and MPs who abuse their official duty for personal gain. This was raised by one of the MPs, who was curious to know about the exact meaning of…

Japan: Please return our war dead home

SOLOMON Islanders are encouraged to assist retrieve and repatriate remains of Japanese soldiers killed here during the Second World War. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a Pacific-wide appeal for islands to assist his country achieve that during the seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) that ended at the Japanese city of Iwaki, Saturday. “Your…

Climate Change featured in PALM7

CLIMATE change and its adverse impacts on Pacific island countries are again going to feature prominently in the agenda of the seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) that opens in Japan on Friday. This summit, an initiative of the Japanese government some 17 years ago, brings together island leaders to have face-to-face dialogue with the…

RDP phase II adopts new approach

The emphasis of the launching of RDP II was to enhance rural livelihoods through diversification and commercialization of Agriculture products by assisting farming households. The expected result of RDP II is partnerships between farmers through Agribusiness support model design that would facilitate increase farming production and marketing of Agricultural commodities. Agribusiness partnerships development services, marketing…

Japan announces new funding boost for region

Japan over the weekend announced a new US$450 million (SBD$3.5 billion) funding package for the Pacific region for the next three years. Prime Minister Shizon Abe announced this at the end of the seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) at the Japanese city of Iwaki. “As a pledge of the Japanese Government, we will provide…