NZ to upgrade facilities here

THE New Zealand Government through the New Zealand High Commission and Honiara City Council have entered a memorandum of understanding towards the upgrade project of sporting facilities. City Mayor Wilson Mamae and New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Don Higgins signed the memorandum to begin the project at the Multipurpose Hall vicinity. This is…

Auki public hails new govt for road upgrade

THE Malaita public has thanked the new Malaita Provincial Government for seeing it fit to upgrade the Auki road within just two three weeks in office. Auki roads have been left untouched for the past two years causing the road conditions to deteriorating more than ever. Seeing the new Sudani led government taking actions to…

‘REACTIVATE TRANSPORT BOARD’

SICCI calls on MID to convene Road Transport Board GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) has been urged to convene the Road Transport Board (RTB). The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) issued the call to address the current traffic issue affecting the city. The RTB has not been activated…

NPF reveals investment in Coral Sea internet cable

THE cost of the Coral Sea submarine cable will be met by both the Australian Government (two-third) and the National Provident Fund (SINPF) (one-third).  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during the recent launch of the commencement of cable laying ceremony in Honiara. Sogavare said the funding will cover both the international and domestic networks…

Revised protocol handbook launched 

A revised Solomon Islands Government Protocol handbook has been launched in Honiara on Friday. Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele officially launched handbook entitled ‘Administration of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities for Diplomatic Corps Accredited to and Resident in Solomon Islands 2019.’  The handbook sets out guidelines that assist Government Administrative Departments to…

Indian woman’s case adjourned

THE civil case of the Indian woman who claims her husband escaped to India leaving her and their son behind has been further adjourned. This was after Justice John Keniapisia said he wants more evidence and information from Mylapalii Hema – lalta before he can decide on the case. Hema wants the court to dismiss…

Gov’t explains appointment of Djokovic

BANK BOARD SAGA By IAN M. KAUKUI AN interim board the Government appointed as part of the push to revive the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) will be there for only six months. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury Mckinnie Dentana. Dentana explained this in response to concerns expressed…

Flag raising

Dear Editor – The practice of saluting the national flag a patriotic duty as a sign of pride, unity and love of the Solomon Islands. I was pleased to read a report last week that the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, together with the staff of his office, saluted the raising of the national…

JOCV 40th anniversary celebrated in Honiara

MEMBERS of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) over the weekend celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the program since the first volunteers were dispatched to Solomon Islands. The event was staged on Saturday at the national art gallery in Point Cruz. JOCV is one of the schemes under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support…