Wale slams Tovosia’s promises

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has expressed concern over recent promises Minister for Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification, Bradley Tovosia made to the leaders and people of Makira/Ulawa Province, suggesting that China will assist them in their development aspirations. “It is irresponsible for a Government minister to be making such bold promises to our people when…

Liloqula: law reform vital for development

LAW reform is important to the development of the country. That’s according to one of the commissioners of the Law Reform Commission (LRC) Ruth Liloqula. She highlighted this during the launch of the Public Order Paper consultation on Monday in Honiara. “Law reform or sometimes referred to as legal reform is the process of examining…

Mona to defend title

OUR Men’s Sport Physique Mr Solomon, Moffat Mona is optimistic to take one further step up in the upcoming 25th South Pacific Bodybuilding Championships set to be held in New Caledonia this weekend. Mona retained his title as Men’s Sport Physique Mr Solomon for the second time during the Solomon Islands National Body Building Federation…

Gold Ridge ground-breaking, Saturday

WORK ON MINE SETS TO START By ANDREW FANASIA   GOLD Ridge mine in central Guadalcanal is set to reopen with a historic ground-breaking this Saturday. The mine was shut down some five years ago after its Australian investor withdrew following the flash floods on Guadalcanal. Now called Gold Ridge Mine Development Project (GRMDP), it’s…

Suidani launches historical communique

The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani on Monday publicly launched the historical ‘Malaita Provincial Government Auki Communique.’ The launching was conducted at the Auki central market. The communique was produced following last week’s the leaders’ summit between the Malaita Provincial Assembly and senior Malaitan Members of Parliament. Premier Suidani said he was humbled to release…

US denies ‘blocking’ SI

THE United States Government has refuted an Island Sun report that claimed it has “blocked” Solomon Islands’ US Dollar Account. Freelance journalist Alfred Sasako penned the news piece, which the paper published on its front page, Monday. But Chad Morris, Public Affairs Officer at the Port Moresby-based US Embassy said the story is “false and…