Four Tahiti parties to be deregistered

RNZI: Official records in French Polynesia show that four political parties have ceased to be recognised because of a lack of accountability. The parties in question have lost their status because they failed to submit audited accounts. Among them are the Aia Api party of Emile Vernaudon, who played key roles in local politics and…

Time catches up on Malaita MPAs

New house faces dissolution MALAITA Province has only this week to elect a premier and form a new government. The 30 days given for any provincial government to form a government after elections will lapse by this weekend. And if the province fails to hold the election, the newly elected house will dissolve. Malaita held…

Former premier urges new lot to implement projects

OUTGOING Malaita Premier Edwin Suibaea urges the new provincial members to continue to prioritise and seriously pursue major development projects earmarked for the province. Mr Suibaea who lost his seat to new comer Glen Waneta during the provincial election early last month said, his administration last year initiated and agreed with cabinet some projects for…

School results awaits Minister’s signature

THE Solomon Islands 2015 school placement results will be released this coming Friday according to the National Examinations Standards Unit (NESU). A spokeswoman from NESU office said results for forms one, four and six will be released this Friday. NESU director when contacted to confirm the time said the results are ready but are still…

Deal with people, not land: Moli

MALAITA’S Aoke Langalanga ward one provincial member says land is not the cause of development hold-ups on Malaita. Molcolm Moli said it is people’s attitude towards land that hinders developments on Malaita. “There are cultural set-ups in terms of land custody, therefore proper dialogue and inclusive approach must be priority in development plans to ensure…

Heavy rain alert upgraded to warning

The weather office has upgraded the heavy rain alert to a heavy rain warning as of Monday evening. The warning issued on Monday was current for Choiseul, Western, Isabel, Malaita, and Guadalcanal Provinces. The warning stated that a low pressure system lies over Solomon Islands and slow moving. Associated clouds with rain and thunderstorms are…

OPMC defends revocation of Bingtang’s license

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has described the statement by the Office of the Leader of Opposition questioning the Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s revocation of Bingtang Borneo’s mining lease for Rennell-Bellona Province as naïve. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet said it is important for the…

Market gets busy again

The Honiara Central Market has resume normal business as people wasted no time in pursuing income to meet school fee demands. The market was relaxed in terms of economical activities during the festive season. As of Monday, the market was seen busy again as farmers and buyers turned up in numbers for normal business. One…