BEIJING CONDEMNS, VOWS TO HELP

AS the sun began to set on yet another sad chapter of Solomon Islands’ history, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the nation’s newest diplomatic ally, has vowed to “offer assistance to the best of its capacity” in helping Solomon Islands rebuild. Three days of rioting, looting and destruction of properties in Honiara had punched…

THE RARE EARTH METALS

Dr Aipia on value of rare earth metals found in salvage operations in Ontong Java   Opposition Leader, Matthew Wale and one time Prime Minister, Rick Houenipwela, have accused Prime Minister Sogavare of engaging in ‘mythical solutions’ to fix the economy. They made the accusations in the debate on the no-confidence motion in the Prime…

Police welcome community support for surrendering stolen property from riots

Police have today welcomed the community support for the continued voluntary surrender of stolen property from the Honiara riots. This follows significant amounts of stolen property surrendered or seized under warrant in greater Honiara over the past week. Commissioner Mr Mostyn Mangau described recent police operations as an excellent example of cooperation and trust between…

Malaita Bank endorsed

The Malaita Provincial Government is taking the idea of having a Malaita Bank seriously. Malaita Bank is one of the agendas endorsed by the Malaita Provincial Government in an extraordinary meeting on Thursday. Premier Daniel Suidani said it is high time that Malaita must establish its own financial institution to depend on. The Premier said…

MMERE develops energy roadmap

The National Government through the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) is currently developing a National Energy Strategy (NES) to map out available renewable energy sources across the country. Permanent Secretary Dr. Chris Vehe announced this during the handing over of the Beulah Provincial Secondary School Micro Hydropower project on Friday 3 December,…

ESP report to be presented early 2022

The Minister for Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoF) stated he will bring the full implementation report on the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) before Parliament in early 2022. Minister Harry Kuma highlighted this in Parliament during the Motion of Sine Die on Wednesday. “At present the monetary program implementation is currently being done and I…

Hou: Divert NDF to PCDF

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita has proposed that the controversial National Development Fund (NDF) be pumped into the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) as of next year to help develop the rural communities. Speaking yesterday on the floor of Parliament Rick Hou in his contribution to the Sine Die Motion said; “I proposed…

TSL winners awarded

WINNERS of the 2021 Telekom S-league (TSL) competitions were awarded their respective prizes at the Lawson Tama Stadium yesterday. Prizes were first awarded to the U19 TSL competition. The top award of $20,000 and gold medals was awarded to Laugu FC, $15000 and silver medals for the second prize was awarded to Marist, third prize…