RHINO BEETLE CLEAN UP IN RENNEL; TREES RECOVER

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock’s Biosecurity Department has completed a clean-up of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) in Rennell Islands. It has also seen evidence of coconut trees recovering from the pest. The clean-up campaign was one of the first of its kind. The clean-up focused on six infected sites and communities in Rennell…

Wale: claim by Djokovic lame 

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale says the statement by the Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office, Robson Djokovic is yet another attempt to protect himself and those implicated in the allegations of soliciting monies for personal gains. Wale in a statement yesterday said; “As the Leader of Opposition, my office has a…

GRADE 6 STUDENTS PLACED

ALL year six students have been placed to continue their secondary education in secondary schools across the country next year. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Rodie. He announced this during the MEHRD Annual Joint Review (AJR) 2019 in Honiara, Monday.  “I’m pleased…

AXIOM STANDS BY CLAIMS

Insists Djokovic tries to solicit funds from them AUSTRALIAN mining firm Axiom Ltd has insisted the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic attempted to solicit funds from them for his personal benefit. “Around the time when Robson Djokovic became Chief of Staff, he approached Axiom’s Australia-based chairman,” a statement Axiom’s Community Affairs Manager Philemon…

Tribes sign new pact with Hyundai

SEVEN tribes that owned aggregate resources in the Tina River area in central Guadalcanal signed an agreement with the Hyundai Engineering Company Ltd [HEC] to supply aggregate sources.  Hyundai Engineering Company Ltd [HEC], a Korean firm, will construct the Tina Hydro Dam in Central Guadalcanal.  The agreement signed Tuesday 3rd December 2019 relates to the…

Djokovic hits back Says Wale, Mount claims absurd

Recent allegations in the Australian press and republished in local newspapers labeling Robson Djokovic as a convicted criminal are inaccurate, false, misleading and completely absurd. Djokovic made the statement in response to the manner in which Matthew Wale and Ryan Mount, have by virtue of their own defamatory statements, exposed themselves as desperate individuals with…

SICCI acknowledge PM’s recognition of the Chamber of Commerce

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) acknowledges Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare and his Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) for recognizing the Chamber’s role as the main private sector representative organization in the country. Speaking during the Business Excellence Awards (BEA) 2019 on Saturday 30th November, Prime Minister Hon Sogavare stressed…

Habu: we win the hearts of the Pacific

MISS Solomon and the first runner up in last week’s Miss Pacific contest in Papua New Guinea (PNG) says although her team could not snatch the crown, they won the hearts of Pacific islands. Gladys Habu and her team have arrived in the country around lunchtime on Tuesday to a warm welcome from supporters and…

Axiom told to pay $7M to govt

THE Government has demanded Australian miner Axiom Ltd to pay $7 million over its alleged failure to obtain provincial business licenses from Isabel Province and for not providing annual survey reports for seven years. The company said the demand was made in a letter it received from the Ministry of Commerce, Labour and Immigration dated…

Wale calls for sacking of Djokovic

OPPOSITION leader Mathew Wales has called for the sacking of the Chief of Staff for the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Robson Djokovic. He also calls on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, who is Djokovic’s uncle, to reconsider his position as prime minister. Wale made the call after the Australian newspaper reported yesterday Djokovic…