UNDER SCRUTINY

The local shareholder in GRML has been demanded to provide annual and operational reports on the mining operation as well as an explanation on the shareholding arrangement for landowners as the 90 percent Chinese-owned company prepares for its first gold export MEMBER of Parliament for Central Guadalcanal where Gold Ridge mine is located, Peter Shanel…

ACOM RE-OPENS TARONIARA SHIPYARD

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) has reopened its shipyard at Taroniara, Central Islands Province (CIP), after two years of maintenance and refurbishment. A statement from ACOM said Taroniara Shipyard reopened on Friday last week after a reopening ceremony attended by representatives from ACOM Provincial Headquarters, Diocese of Central Solomons officers led by Right Reverend…

SOGAVARE THRILLED TO SEE GOLD RIDGE MINE REOPENING

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the reopening of the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal on Tuesday, saying the mine is vital for the country’s economic recovery. Speaking at the ceremony amidst hundreds of dignitaries including senior Government Ministers and Officials, Company representatives and tribal landowning group representatives at the mine site, Sogavare expressed…

A New SIMS Centre to enhance Early Warnings System in Solomon Islands

A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) Forecasting Unit building was held by the UN Development Programme, in partnership with the Australian Government and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) and Tropic Group Builders (TGB).  The new SIMS building is a 2…

Rape case dismissed

The High Court on Friday dismissed and discharged a man accused of raping a girl age between 13-15 after his case was delayed for over 11 years. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer in his judgement described the case as excessive and inordinate delay in the prosecution of this matter. He said the defence counsel is…

Canada’s High Commissioner to SI presents letter of introduction to Government

The High Commissioner of Canada to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency, Mr. Mark Glauser has presented his letter of introduction to the government in Honiara on Wednesday (23rd November 2022). His Excellency, Mr. Glauser made his introduction to Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare before having an audience with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External…

CORRUPTION ALLEGATION FORMALLY LODGED

VDC formally filed official corruption allegation against Minister Kologeto to Anti-Corruption Commission THE Minister for Commerce, Industries Immigration and Labour, Frederick Kologeto has been formally reported to the Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption [SIICAC] for official corruption. The formal complaint was lodged with the Commission last Wednesday, retired Magistrate, Esther Lalepitu, told Solomon Star…