Fiji 7s team on right track

FIJI TIMES – Fiji 7s coach Ben has rated the Vodafone Fiji 7s team’s statistics in the 2014/2015 HSBC World Sevens Series as one of the best in recent years. According to Ryan, Fiji has played in seven tournaments recording 21 group game wins which no other team had achieved. He said winning the Hong…

Maelanga: Gov’t must not fail the people’s budget

THE leader of the parliamentary Independent Group, Manasseh Maelanga has urged the government not to fail the people’s budget. He was speaking in parliament yesterday on the record $4.18 billion 2015 national budget, which Finance Minister Snyder Rini unveiled in parliament last week. Mr Maelanga stated that it is always his personal conviction that any…

MMF: gov’t must make clear its stand on West Papua

Outspoken pressure group, Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has strongly urged the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government to make clear its stand on the West Papuan issue. President, Charles Dausabea said, whilst MMF is very supportive of the government’s policy framework and its progressive works. “MMF wants the government to make clear its stand on…

Hou slams SIPA’s absence at PAC

Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Member of Parliament (MP) for South Malaita, has condemned the failure by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) for not turning up in the PAC meeting summoned for their budget hearing. Rick Hou was speaking in the Parliament yesterday when presenting the PAC report on the 2015 Appropriation…

Vanuatu seeks Russian assistance with rebuild

RNZI – The Vanuatu government says it is pleased with Russia’s offer of assistance with the relief effort after cyclone Pam and says it has asked Russia to assist in the reconstruction phase of the recovery, RNZI reports. The Vanuatu foreign minister Sato Kilman who recently returned to Port Vila from Moscow says he hopes…

City clerk wants extension of LEAF program

HONIARA City Clerk has requested for the possible extension of the LEAF Program. LEAF stands for Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children. It is currently being undertaken on a two years program in the country. Charles Kelly made this call during the LEAF stakeholder’s workshop followed by the election of new LEAF committee at…

LEAF committee visits dump site

NEWLY appointed LEAF (Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation) committee conducted their first field trip to the Ranadi dump site, East Honiara yesterday. The committee was led by the Vice Chairman of Solomon Islands LEAF committee, Nelson Manepora of Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB). The new committee was appointed during a stakeholders’ meeting held at the…

Committee to deal with waste recycling formed

JAPAN International Corporation Agency (JICA) yesterday formed a local committee to administer a two years program called LEAF (Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation) that deals with the recycling, exporting of bottles and separation of waste mixture within the Honiara City.  LEAF is a program that contributes to the development of a sustainable society by initiating…