By- election for ward 2, Renbel set

BY-ELECTION for ward 2 at Lake Tengano, Renbel Province is confirmed for next month. This happens after election result for that ward ended in a tie with two candidates bagging 65 votes each following last year’s provincial election. Renbel Provincial Government said, budget preparation for by-election is currently underway. Voters have been urged to prepare…

SIVB assured by DCC

Solomon Islands Visitors’ Bureau (SIVB) has been assured by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of his Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government’s commitment to develop the country into a unique tourist destination. He made the assurance when SIVB board chairman Wilson Ne’e and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto paid a courtesy call on the…

SI-PNG Foreign Ministers meet

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka had discussed a number of bilateral issues with his counterpart from Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Honiara yesterday. The PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato came over the weekend to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and took time to meet with Minister Tozaka.…

Visa issue raised

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has raised the visa issue with his counterpart from Papua New Guinea (PNG), Rimbink Pato in Honiara yesterday. This came after returning Solomon Islands’ students to PNG Institutions have expressed disappointment over the delay of visa processing in Port Moresby. Tozaka said, the problem came about…

Members question president’s remarks

DISTRAUGHT members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) have questioned Party President, Sir Thomas Chan’s response on Monday’s paper on the issue of Political Appointments (PA) under the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government. This was following Sir Thomas’s response to critics about the big number of Political Appointees currently under the DCCG that “it…

Reform Commission farewell volunteer

James Cooper, an Australian Volunteer for International Development (AVID) left the country yesterday after living and working for a year in Solomon Islands.  James worked as a legal officer with the Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission (SILRC). The SILRC is an independent statutory body, funded by the government. Its vision is law reform for peace,…