Wale reminds Gov’t

Opposition Leader Matthew Wale has reminded the government of the number of issues that need thorough attention, as the country looks to go into 2021 with a new policy direction. In his speech during the sine die motion in Parliament, marking an end to the second session of the 11th Parliament house, Mr. Wale outlined…

ILLEGAL LAND DEALINGS

Commissioner of Lands ups the heat on illegal land dealings   COMMISSIONER of Lands, Alan McNeil, has upped the heat on fixing fraudulent land dealings, revealing a middleman network exists for identifying prime land that is available in Honiara. The network, he said, engages in forging the necessary documents and gets these registered to a…

MAL, Foodworks launches gov’t funded poultry project 

  The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with Foodworks Suppliers Limited has made another landmark achievement after both parties launched the Hatchery & Stockfeed government-funded project on 30th November 2020. This came as the result of the 2.4 million funding support agreement that MAL and Foodworks Suppliers Hatchery…

West plans special hub

Premier of Western Province (WP) is planning to establish such a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in or near Noro, Western Province. Premier David Gina made this statement in his speech marking the province’s 37th Second Appointed Day celebrations in Noro on Monday. Mr. Gina said that the Western Provincial Government (WPG) would like to seriously…

Frigates eye third spot

ISABEL Frigates has switched their focus for the third and fourth playoff as they eye to finish in third place of the Solomon Cup tournament. Frigates coach; Gideon Omokirio told media after their semi-final match they want to finish in third place and is prepared to give their best to achieve that. “Now that we…

GOLD BARS STOLEN

Alleged robbers wore police uniform stole two gold bars   SEVEN masked men dressed in police uniform traveling in a G-plated land cruiser had robbed two gold bars and hard cash from a mining company operating in Central Guadalcanal in the early hours of Wednesday. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told reporters yesterday those men are…

Togamana slams ‘militancy’ elements at SINU

THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Maringe Kokota constituency and Minister for Health and Medical Services has condemned what he described as “the militancy type of behaviour” in the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) by both students and staff. Speaking in Parliament on the Sine-Die motion, Culwick Togamana talked about the SINU saga which falls under his…

GO HOME, TILL THE LAND

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma is urging youths and people who aimlessly roam the streets of Honiara to go home and till their land. He made this comment during his contribution to the sine-die motion in parliament last week. “We should learn from the success stories of rural kava farmers continuously told through…

Sigimanu calls for positive reporting 

MEDIA has been urged to report more positive news than negative in order to help with the development of this country.  Solomon Airlines, Commercial Manager, Colin Sigimanu has stated this when presenting the Airlines’ situation during the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) three-day workshop on strengthening the capacity of journalists to report on the…