PM joins Renbel day celebrations

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has graced the 2020 the Rennell/Bellona Second Appointed Day celebrations at the provincial capital, Tingoa, Wednesday. Delivering the keynote address outside the Tingoa Provincial station, based on this year’s theme: ‘Redirecting Rennell and Bellona Province to Reforms and Good Governance’ Prime MInister Sogavare reflected on the pillars of the country’s National…

Togamana on impounded Tubis 

  FORMER Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorological Service (MECDM) Dr. Culwick Togamana says the hold-up of the Tubi logs at the Samlimsan area in Noro, Western Province was due to lack of business license to export Tubi as it was a prohibited species to export. Togamana told participants at a recent…

Poultry import banned

THE government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Biosecurity Department has temporarily banned importation of poultry products from Australia. The ministry prompted the action following an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus detected on poultry farms in Victoria, Australia, a statement from MAL Media Unit said. Avian Influenza is a…

Suidani faces motion

Motion of no confidence against premier looms By WILSON SAENI Auki News Bureau   TALKS are underway for a possible motion of no confidence against the outspoken Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani. Information obtained stated a group of MPAs with the backing of the national government MPs are currently lobbying MPAs within the Malaita Provincial Assembly…

Quarantine sites for Malaita identified

Malaita Provincial Health and Medical Services have already identified quarantine sites in preparation for any possible COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Malaita Provincial Health Director Dr. Hendry Kako confirmed this saying one is located in Auki and the other at Aligegeo School.  Dr. Kako said in an event where the country records its first confirmed…

Former MP jailed

A FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Makira has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for personally using over $66,000 of his constituency’s reforestation development fund during his term in parliament. Hypolite Taremae, was MP for Central Makira and also the Minister for Ministry of National Unity, Peace and Reconciliation when this incident happened…