Communities seal water supply with Japan

THREE communities in Isabel and Malaita provinces will soon have better water supply and sanitation following the signing of their grant contract with Japanese Embassy yesterday. The communities are Koghe, Kolofe and Kwaibala. Under the grant contract Koghe community received SBD$555,000 while Kolofe and Kwaibala community received USD$65,405.00. The grant contract was signed by Japan…

Rano for AG’s post?

REPORTS have surfaced linking local legal practitioner, Wilson Rano to be the front runner for the Attorney General’s (AG) post. Sources revealed to this paper that the DCCG (Democratic Coalition for Change Government) has already earmarked Mr Rano to be their AG for the next four years. It was further disclosed that Mr Rano is…

Drunkards slapped with fine, bound over sentence

Two men facing separate alcohol related charges in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court have been sentenced yesterday. One was fined $300 after pleading guilty to consuming liquor at Point Cruz, Honiara while another has been given a bound over sentence for a drunk and disorderly charge. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Jim Seuika said, the community and…

By- election for ward 2, Renbel set

BY-ELECTION for ward 2 at Lake Tengano, Renbel Province is confirmed for next month. This happens after election result for that ward ended in a tie with two candidates bagging 65 votes each following last year’s provincial election. Renbel Provincial Government said, budget preparation for by-election is currently underway. Voters have been urged to prepare…

SIVB assured by DCC

Solomon Islands Visitors’ Bureau (SIVB) has been assured by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of his Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government’s commitment to develop the country into a unique tourist destination. He made the assurance when SIVB board chairman Wilson Ne’e and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto paid a courtesy call on the…

Insurance firm presents profit share to ANZ

Tower Insurance Ltd Solomon Islands has presented $256,400 in profit share to ANZ Bank. TOWER are the underwriters of ANZ Insurance who sell mainly the domestic lines of insurance policies which include house, contents, motor, travel and (small) loan insurance throughout the ANZ branch network in the Solomon Islands. The profit share made by TOWER…

SI-PNG Foreign Ministers meet

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka had discussed a number of bilateral issues with his counterpart from Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Honiara yesterday. The PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato came over the weekend to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and took time to meet with Minister Tozaka.…

Visa issue raised

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has raised the visa issue with his counterpart from Papua New Guinea (PNG), Rimbink Pato in Honiara yesterday. This came after returning Solomon Islands’ students to PNG Institutions have expressed disappointment over the delay of visa processing in Port Moresby. Tozaka said, the problem came about…

Members question president’s remarks

DISTRAUGHT members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) have questioned Party President, Sir Thomas Chan’s response on Monday’s paper on the issue of Political Appointments (PA) under the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government. This was following Sir Thomas’s response to critics about the big number of Political Appointees currently under the DCCG that “it…