NWGDA successfully host talent show 

North-West Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) on Saturday 21 November successfully hosted its first ever talent show.  The talent show was aimed at involving every children, youths and elderly people in North-West Guadalcanal to showcase their hidden talents.  During the elimination round on Saturday, a total of 48 groups have participated in the elimination round with…

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Dear Editor – The decision by Solomon Islands’ Cabinet to ban Facebook is said to be legally wrong and I expect the decision to be challenged. The argument made by the prime minister and his communications minister is that it has been a platform for people to ‘abuse political leaders.’ I have some sympathy for…

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Congratulations to Babanisi

Dear Editor – My hearty congratulations to Edwin Babanisi on qualifying for a law degree. The Solomon Islands has created history by producing a first-ever visually impaired (blind) person to have graduated with a Bachelor of Law in the South Pacific. Edwin Babanisi from Shortlands in Western Province and Makira recently graduated from the University…

More repatriation flights planned

THE GOVERNMENT through the Oversight Committee has approved more repatriation flights to bring back our nationals from overseas. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) Collin Beck revealed this yesterday during the weekly talk-back show.  These repatriation flights will be operated by Solomon Airlines from November through to December…

Lands revenue records surge

REVENUE collection by the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Survey (MLHS) through land rentals over the years continue to increase and this year is expected to be highest in eight years. This was revealed by the Commissioner of Lands Alan McNeil in an interview with the paper. “Ministry of Lands revenue collected from land rents…