Agriculture projects for Malaita

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has approved 47 projects at the value of $587,082 to boost agriculture productivity within the country this year. Minister of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Senley Levi Filualea said this is to assist cocoa, coconut, oil palm, coffee, kava, root crops, and tree crop farmers and processors under the…

GOV’T UNDER FIRE 

Over its ESP approach and payout By Alfred SasakoNewsroom, Honiara   THE tax-payer-funded $320 million Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) is nothing more than a ‘slush fund’ for politicians and their cronies, is the latest blasting of the Government by social media commentators. The accusation comes as the first ‘unofficial’ list of recipients began circulating on…

High court welcomes new judge

THE High Court has welcomed a new judge to the Bench to fill the gap left by the retirement of one of its long-serving judges who also retires this week. Howard David Minett Lawry of New Zealand is not a new face, having worked in the country since 2013. He initially started as a legal…

Candidate want to build on father’s legacy

The biggest problem with the nation today is good leadership. That’s according to Michael Saru who is adamant that he has what it takes to go all the way in Central Honiara’s upcoming by-election.  Despite other more established candidates, Saru is unfazed about the much-hyped popularity around some of them, money politics or scholarly attributes. …

COVID SURGE

Five new cases announced, total 13 cases registered now By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara SOLOMON Islands has registered five (5) new positive cases as government and health authorities are working around the clock to contain the spread of COVID -19 virus in the quarantine and isolation stations. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday announced it in his…

Catholics from Lio Creek receive holy sacraments

FAMILIES and friends of Lio Creek Catholic Church community gathered at the Holy Cross Cathedral’s Saint Dominic Chapel to witness baptism, confirmation, and four marriage ceremonies last weekend. A statement from Catholic Communication said during the service, 23 received the sacrament of baptism, 28 confirmation, and four the sacrament of matrimony. The service was led…

PM assures the country

Call for support in these unprecedented times By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom Honiara   PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nationwide address yesterday continues to assure the nation that his government and responsible authorities will contain the COVID-19 virus despite the new five COVID-19 cases. While the total registered cases stand at 13 Sogavare firmly told the…