PM overrides decision

… Orders fisheries officials to issue export permit PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s directive to issue an export permit to Ontong Java Development Company (OJDC) inorder to export beche-de-mer did not go down well with top fisheries officials, it was disclosed. Sogavare’s involvement in the latest move has raised question over his leadership credentials and the…

Church advocate health messages

LOCAL churches of the Solomon Islands Full Gospel Association (SIFGA) will be advocating awareness programs to fight against Non Communicable Disease (NCD) in the country. The awareness program will begin after a national church conference that will be held on the 25th to 26th this month. Guests from overseas and health officials will be participating…

Govt urged to reduce urban drift

Retired Anglican bishop Canadian Terry Brown has renewed his call to the national government needs to create job more opportunities in the rural areas and decentralise development in order to reduce urban drift. Bishop Terry, who served in the country for many years, including being a bishop of Malaita said, the government has an obligation…

Abana expects another vessel

REPORTS have surfaced that Member of Parliament for East Fataleka and local businessman, Steve Abana is expecting the arrival of his fourth vessel sometimes this month. Sources close to Mr Abana said, that the vessel, which had recently been purchased, will be arriving soon. “This new vessel is purposely for passengers and cargos, targeting the…

Renbell premier meets PM Sogavare

Rennell and Bellona Premier Collin Tesuatai today met Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare where the two leaders discussed issues affecting the Province and its people. At the meeting, Premier Tesuatai expressed his executive’s vision to restore and develop the province, most especially, taking back control over its administrative powers which are currently controlled by the Ministry…

Bank hopes to see growth

THE Pan-Oceanic Bank Chairman, Upali de Silva, says his company is optimistic about achieving progress based on the overall economic growth projected by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government when it launched its policy statement last week. Mr de Silva made the remarks when he and the POB Chief Executive Officer, Nihal Kekulawala made…