Wale: Media plays critical role in Health Bill 

LEADER of Opposition said Media as a Fourth Estate in the country’s Democracy has a critical role to play to ensure the Public Emergency Bill 2021 is reasonable, justifiable and proportionate.  Mathew Wale highlighted this at the Inquiry into the Public Emergency Bill 2021, when the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) Executive Board Members…

Wate express gratitude to SIPA employees 

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Deputy Chairman, Mr Michael Wate has expressed words of gratitude towards former and current employees of the SIPA for their contribution towards the organization.   SIPA Deputy Chairman Michael Wate has stated this during the 65th Anniversary ceremony on Friday 5th at the Unity Square, SIPA area.  “I would like to…

Former Malaita PS on secret meeting

A FORMER Malaita Provincial Secretary (PS) who attended a secret meeting organised by three Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) has come out and cleared the air regarding his presence at the meeting.  Harold Leka said he was invited to the meeting by the MPA for Ward 15 Edward Misite’e where he said he accepted…

Sepi forms Women Inshore Fisheries Initiative

A NEWLY established group known as Sepi Women Inshore Fisheries Initiative that engages women in the Fisheries Sector has been established last month.  The Sepi women Inshore Fisheries Initiative comprises of 20 members from the Sepi Village, West Bugotu, Santa Ysabel.  This newly formed organisation is aimed at engaging in the fisheries sector – To…

Solomon Ports celebrates 65th years in operation

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) dubbed as one of the old State Own Enterprise (SOE) in Solomon Islands has celebrated its 65th anniversary in a very humble but meaningful way in Honiara Friday. The small ceremony was held at the Unity Square, one of the beautiful infrastructures built by SIPA which aimed at beautifying Honiara…

HCC: Four Bus stops to close indefinitely

FOUR Bus stops within Honiara City will be closed indefinitely, a statement from the Honiara City Council (HCC) media said on Friday. In a joint meeting with the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement Division, RSIP Traffic Police and MID Road and Transport, they have recommended that this will be done for trial basis on…

Malaita plans to eliminate TIT from system

TRAINING of untrained teachers on Malaita will start in Auki later this month under a partnership program between the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), Honiara Campus. An agreement for the largely donor-funded program was signed in Honiara by MEHRD’s Permanent Secretary, Franco Rodie and…

Wale questions delay US Officials request

THE leader of the opposition, Hon. Mathew Wale, MP for Aoke Langalanga, has questioned the reasons behind the delay in the processing of entry of US officials into the country as reported by the media.  ‘I understand from media reports that it has been over two months now since the necessary application processes to enter…