Munda landowners want their dues paid

SEVERAL landowners in Munda, Western Province, are requesting the national government to settle money it owed them for the use of their land for aviation purposes. Spokesman Dennis Mamu said the Government previously asked those who own blocks of lands on the eastern landing approach of Munda International Airport to cut down tall fruit trees…

NO EXPORT PERMIT YET FOR MINER

Landowners question delay TWO leading landowners of Axiom Mining Limited’s mining lease site on San Jorge in Isabel Province, Sam Pitu and Janet Voda, have questioned why the government keeps refusing to grant an export permit to the Australian mining company to ship out its nickel ore products to its United States-based buyer Traxys. In…

Ten medals for weightlifting

WEIGHTLIFTING has kicked off Team Solomon’s medal tally with 10 medals in day one of their competition which started Tuesday at the Gym 3 Faleata, Apia. The team snatched three gold medals, five bronze and two silver medals. Mary Kini Lifu won the three gold medals in the women’s 55kg weight category in all three,…

WE LOST A LEADER

THE country has lost one of its national leaders who was called to rest last night. Newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for East Makira Constituency Charles Jordan Maefai died at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) after being admitted more than a week ago. Reports reaching the paper said Mr Maefai was rushed to the…

Bintan accused of attempted bribery

BAUXITE miner Bintan Mining Company (BMC) has been accused of meddling in the Renbel domestic politics as a new executive awaits to be formed. Bintan currently operates the bauxite mine on the island of Rennell. Provincial Assembly Member (MPA) for Mugihenua Ward on Rennell Island Dorry Tuhaika in a statement claimed he was offered $200,000…

Oti lauds Commonwealth team for report

THE Solomon Islands Electoral commission (SIEC) Chair, Paterson Oti has thanked the visiting Commonwealth team who have handed over to him the 2019 National General Election observation report. The report was officially handed over by Chair of the team Sato Kilman Livtuvanu of Vanuatu, in a ceremony last Sunday. In receiving the report, Mr Oti…

Sogavare: Nothing has changed

ALTHOUGH Solomon Islands has gained its political independent for nearly 41 years now until today not much had changed. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during his keynote address marking the 41st Independence Anniversary celebration at the Lawson Tama, Monday. Thousands have packed the stadium to witness the occasion. He said past governments have struggled…

US evangelist visits east Kwaio

AN evangelist from the United States and his wife visited and blessed villagers of East Kwaio in Malaita with the Word of God and material goods recently. Rick Newton and his wife Doreen spent a week at Nanakinimae village, during which they shared the Word of God and distributed school and medical supplies. They also…

New CSSI boss visits Gizo

The newly appointed Commissioner of Correctional Services of Solomon Islands (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi had made a brief visit to Gizo, Western Province last Monday. During a brief visit to the provincial capital he met with Premier of the Western Province David Gina. His tour is part of a familiarise visit since taking up the top…