Gov’t: Maelanga is a hypocrite

THE Prime Minister’s Office has slammed the call made by the Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament urging the Democratic Coalition for Change Government not to appoint Political Appointees on the SS4 level, describing it as “hypocritical”. Leader of Independent Manasseh Maelanga said any appointment of political appointees on the SS4 level which is…

SINU engages first international academic deans

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) in its continuous efforts to boost the institution successfully engaged its first senior international academics who will take up posts at SINU starting this year. The Pro-Chancellor of the University, Sir Nathaniel Waena welcomed the new deans to the University on Monday this week. The new deans are Dr.…

Chinese Association assures PM of cooperation

The Solomon Islands Chinese Association has assured the Sogavare-led Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCC) of its cooperation with the state in ensuring the Chinese living in Solomon Islands and those coming into the country do what is right. President of the Solomon Islands Chinese Association Matthew Quan made the assurance when he and two…

DCC to push existing development projects

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government will continue to implement the existing development projects on Malaita, Guadalcanal, Western and Choiseul. These are mainly in agriculture, industrial, township, aviation, energy and fisheries. The projects include Auluta Palm Oil, Waisisi Palm oil, Bina Habour Industrial Township Project, Fiu Hydro  Project, Suava  Tuna  Canning  Project (Malaita), Noro…

PM’s response childish: Manele

LEADER Of Opposition Jeremiah Manele has described the response made by the Prime Minister regarding the disclosure of the list of 39 political appointees ‘childish’. Mr Manele said while he acknowledged the response made by the Prime Minister, the Leader of Opposition added that the response was emotional and subjective, detracting from the core issue…

‘North Malaita road needs urgent repair’

TRANSPORT service providers in North Malaita and farmers are calling on responsible authorities to fix the long north road which they say has deteriorated badly. Andrew Kiri said some sections of the lengthy road are in dangerous state and needs immediate repair. “There is a 15 kilometer section from Kwaitafu to Afufu that is beyond…