MP urges gov’t to boost farmers

The newly elected Solomon Islands Member of Parliament for West Makira, Derek Manuari is calling on the government to develop his constituency. He says cocoa farmers, copra producers, fishermen and timber millers from his constituency have been contributing to the national economy, therefore they deserve government assistance. Mr Manuari said many copra producers and cocoa…

SIVB CEO welcomes PM’s stance on tourism

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau chief executive officer Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has “warmly welcomed” Prime Minister Manassah Sogavare’s pledge to prioritise the country’s tourism industry   In one of his first addresses since being elected to the role earlier this month, the Prime Minister said that previous governments had overlooked the potential the tourism sector offers…

MSG secretariat congratulates SI, Fiji

The Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat, Mr Peter Forau has congratulated the Governments of Fiji and Solomon Islands for amicably agreeing to lift the suspension of flights between both countries. Mr Forau said, ‘both countries have met and negotiated the matter on several occasions over the past year and it is…

China christens LNG vessel ‘MV Papua’

POST COURIER – The liquefied natural gas carrier that was custom-built for the PNG LNG Project has been official christened as MV Papua at the Hudong-Zhongua shipbuilding yard in Shanghai, China. During the ceremony, Linda Babao, the wife of the Prime Minister, gave the blessing and cut the rope to break a bottle of champagne…

Regional eye clinic at NRH in final stage

THE regional eye care centre built at the National Referral Hospital grounds is making progress and is expected to complete soon. The building is in its final phase of completion. Acting Chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Referral Hospital, Dr Rodger Maraka said the building is nearing its completion. “Most of the external work…

U.S recovery operations to continue in PNG

POST COURIER -The United States remains committed to achieving the fullest possible accounting of Americans lost during the Second World War in Papua New Guinea With continued support from the governments and people of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, JPAC plans to continue successful operations this year. Following their successful 2014 recovery and…

Plan to move motion ‘open’

The Parliamentary opposition group has indicated their open plan to move a motion of no confidence in the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government. An insider revealed that it is not confirmed, but it remains open, the plan to move the motion after the passage of the national budget in the March sitting. “The office…

Police boss spells out priority focus

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be focusing more on alcohol-related issues this year. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast during last week’s media conference said tackling alcohol-related crimes including family violence are important and will be under police microscope this year. “Police records have indicated a surge in the number of such crimes towards…