BAN YEAST!

Premier Suidani calls on govt to ban yeast to address kwaso issues The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has called on the government to take a leading role in the fight against the illegally home-brewed alcohol locally known as ‘Kwaso.’ Premier Suidani in a statement said the government by now should come up with key…

$85M FOR COVID

Vaccines for all – Australia to provide $85million to procure and distribute vaccines THE Australian Government has committed SBD$85million to prepare the Solomon Islands for the roll-out of a mass vaccination campaign. This was announced by Dr. Lachlan Strahan Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands over the weekend.  He said Australia has committed $AUD 500…

Japan injects SBD$14.5m to fight corruption

THE Government of Japan will provide SBD 14,540,000 through the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) to support the fight against corruption in Solomon Islands. The Agreement was signed between the Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Morimoto Yasuhiro, and UNDP Solomon Islands Officer in Charge Ms. Olga Rabade at the UNDP Office conference room…

SCHOOL FEE PRESSURE

Gov’t must ease school fee pressure: Wale The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Wale, has called on the government to take steps to alleviate the burden of school fees on fee-payers for all levels of our education. Hon. Wale said families are struggling under the very hard economic times, adding that these hardships are made worse…

WE ARE READY FOR A NEW STATE: PREMIER GINA

WESTERN Province is ready to become a new State under a Federal Constitution, its Premier David Gina has declared. Mr. Gina is calling on its nine Members of Parliament from Western Province to support the cause. The Premier said this in Gizo yesterday, claiming the Traditional Governance Bill is unconstitutional as it does not serve…

Fataleka Housing Scheme 

Dear Editor – It was reported that the Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has thanked the Fataleka Housing Scheme for responding positively to a request for a clinic staff house in Ward 5 in West Fataleka, Malaita Province.  It was reported that Member of Parliament (MP) for Fataleka Rex Ramofafia has donated building materials, which…

Suidani praises MV Taimareho shipping 

The management of the West Are’Are Constituency-owned shipping vessel, the MV Taimareho was praised for complying with Malaita Provincial Government resolutions. The provincial government resolutions had it that any ship transporting dead bodies via the Honiara-Auki route is obligated to charge a freight of $500 and not more. This week, MV Taimareho was seen transporting…

Final flight for Philippines arrives Thursday

THE third and final flight to repatriate the remaining students from the Philippines will arrive today.  This flight was scheduled for 12 January but was further delayed to today due to incomplete paperwork for about 30 of our students in the Philippines. Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers said during the radio talk-back show…