Opposition urges government to rehabilitate April flood victims

THE Parliamentary Opposition is calling on the Government to seriously take into consideration the rehabilitation package for the 2014 April flash flood victims. In a statement, Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele said “we understand that the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination has already finalized a rehabilitation package for the 2014 April flash flood…

Chief applauds DCC, pledges support

A CHIEF from Dariowne village in East Kwara’ae, Malaita Province welcomes the assured commitment made by the national government in reinvigorating stalled projects in Malaita. William Ko’oru’u said the Democratic Coalition for Change Government must be supported in its commitment to move the proposed developments forward. Mr Ko’oru’u said a clear manifestation of the commitment…

PS explains capacity of Munda airport

MUNDA International airport in the Western Province can host large aircrafts carrying a capacity of 100 passengers when complete. Ministry of Communication and Aviation permanent secretary, Francis Lomo revealed this after handing over $1.2 million to Voramali landowners in Honiara on Tuesday. The goodwill payment was to allow the New Zealand contractor to commence phase…

PM meets potential Chinese investor

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Wednesday met the general manager of a Papua New Guinea-based Chinese company interested in investing in Solomon Islands. Mr Ma Jianhua, General Manager of China Habour Company (PNG) Limited, enlightened the Prime Minister about his company which he said is a state-owned enterprise specialised in survey and design, marine engineering…

Cruise boat expected today

HONIARA streets will today busy again with visitors as MV Caledonian Sky makes it to shore. Caledonian Sky comes from the United Kingdom and carries another good number of tourists according to Destination Solo Travel and Tours managing director Wilson Maelaua. Mr Maelaua said the boat will land at around 8am, the second to arrive…

SPTO appoints new marketing officer

SPTO – The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has announced the appointment of Makelesi Muloilagi as its new Marketing Officer. SPTO Chief Executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi said Muloilagi’s inclusion was timely as the marketing division gears up for another year of competitive destination promotion and marketing in 2015for its 16 member countries. “A strong and vibrant…