Strong call to environment enforcers

Environment law enforcers have been strongly urged to dig deep and expose dubious dealings against the environmental law in the country. DPP Ronald Bei Talasasa told local and regional participants who attended a weeklong environmental and compliance enforcement practical skills training here. Those attended include environment conservationist, infrastructure and planning officers, fisheries and forestry officers,…

Fangaria: Time to vote new members

IT is high time that Solomon Islanders, especially Malaitans vote in new Members of Parliament (MP). Outspoken former provincial member, Mambo Fangaria made the call following what he describes as a lack of performance and self serving attitudes by most of the Malaita MP’s in the 9th Parliament. “Malaita as a province has great potential…

Gov’t announces minor reshuffle of PS

GOVERNMENT has announced a minor reshuffle to Permanent Secretaries (PS) which has been made early this week. The Prime Minister after consulting the Public Service Commission (PSC) pursuant to section 128(2) of the Constitution has made the following minor reshuffle in the transfer and posting of two Permanent Secretaries, a statement from the Government Communication…

Handwashing with soap: a simple practice that saves lives

Today the world celebrates Global Handwashing Day! This day reminds everyone about the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.   “People under-estimate the importance of hand washing. Hand washing with soap prevents infections and saves lives,” said UNICEF Pacific Representative, Dr, Karen Allen. She added, “The annual Global Handwashing Day…

Sofu called upon to fulfill $20k pledge

EAST Kwaio outgoing Member of Parliament (MP), Stanley Festus Sofu has been called upon to fulfill a $20,000 pledge he made toward the development of a proposed Transit Conference Centre for the Atoifi Adventist hospital in his Constituency. Outspoken former provincial member, Mambo Fangaria made the revelations following what he terms as Mr Sofu’s ignorance…

Susulangi Church dedication

The little known community of Susulangi, in West Kwara’ae had its new church building blessed and dedicated on Sunday 5th October 2014. Fr. Vaioleti Tuione, Priest of Dala Parish, accompanied by a media officer of the Catholic Diocese of Auki, visited the community last week for the inauguration of the Church building there. Surrounding settlements…

RAMSI boss visits Auki

RAMSI’s Special Coordinator Ms Justine Braithwaite on Monday,paid a visit to the Malaita provincial capital,Auki, where issues related to the upcoming elections were discussed. During the trip Ms Braithwaite met with the Provincial Premier, Edwin Suibaea, the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, (RSIPF) Alfred Uiga and representatives of the…