SI part of $6million dugong conservation project

SPREP – Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are part of a USD 6 million dollar project spanning five years, to conserve dugongs and sea-grass across the Indian and Pacific Ocean basins. This was announced at the Pacific Joint Preparatory Meeting to the Convention of Biological Diversity COP12, Convention on Migratory Species COP 11 and Ramsar…

Land dispute key setback to Malaita development

LAND dispute is key problem that hampers the many planned developments for Malaita, a provincial member said. Speaking during the opening of a Shell-Money Festival hosted at Busu village during teh weekend, provincial member for Langalanga Lagoon, ward 30, Randal Sifoni said a lot of development plans have been put in place but were never…

Malaita has tourism potential: Manetoali

Minister of Tourism and Culture Samuel Manetoali has made his first visit to Malaita Province over the weekend. He was accompanied by staff of the ministry and Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) Chairman Wilson Nee. Mr Manetoali attended a Shell Money Festival organised at Busu village, Langa Langa lagoon and visited tourism establishments around Auki.…

Garo blames St Barbra for Gold Ridge mess

Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification Moses Garu has called on St. Barbara Company to be more responsible. Mr Garo also cautioned the company not to mislead the public about the current issue on the mine site and the company. “Why should you blame the government? The Government, given the current complex situation and…