‘Climate change takes back seat’

‘As COVID-19 pushing climate change issues aside’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MCDMM) Permanent Secretary Dr. Melchior Mataki says COVID-19 has forced his ministry to put climate change behind. He made this response when members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Opposition Leader Mathew Wale queried…

Former MP’s sentence, Wednesday

FORMER central Makira Member of Parliament (MP) who was found guilty of misusing more than $66,000 intended for tree farmers in his constituency in 2013 will be sentenced today. Hypolite Taremae was found guilty after a trial of one count of conversion. The conversion charge relates to the incident in Honiara in 2014. This was…

NO VISION, PLAN

SOLOMON Islands need a clear vision and sound economic strategy to create opportunities and jobs in the country. This sentiment was echoed by the Leader of the Opposition Mathew Wale during his remarks on Friday to celebrate Malaita’s Second Appointed Day celebrations in Auki, Malaita Province. “More than four decades on, the country still lacks…

Malaita day celebrated in Honiara

MALAITANS living in Honiara celebrated in style yesterday at the National Museum to commemorate Malaita Province 37th Second Appointed Day. The one-day event started with a parade from Honiara City Council (HCC) area to the National Museum where the day’s activities unfolded. Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani who was the guest at the occasion also…

More quarantine stations planned

AS the focus is now shifting to the western border, the national government is looking at building more quarantine stations in Western and Choiseul Provinces. Speaking at the weekly talk-back show on Sunday, Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rogers said this has already been confirmed by the Camp Management Committee and Ministry of…

Border surveillance tight

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) presence at the border has increased to 73 officers from 58 to patrol and police the international border between the Solomon Islands and Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said in his weekly nationwide address yesterday. He said that having a positive case in…