Wale: budget disappointing 

OPPOSITION leader Mathew Wale says the 2019 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2019 perpetuates the status quo as it represents “business as usual”. He was speaking in parliament on Wednesday. “The Bill continues the tradition from years past and in these, it is disappointing,” Wale stated.  “And in the face of the significant threats the economy is…

Farewell RSIPV LATA 

As the sun set over the Maritime Aola Base on the foreshores of the capital Honiara, the faithful lady, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel 03 LATA ended its service to the Government and the people of Solomon Islands. The ship’s colours bearing the green, yellow and blue strips of the National Flag have been…

FRC ends maiden inquiry

THE Foreign Relations Committee last week completed its maiden inquiry into the question of severing of Solomon Islands existing ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan).   There has been a rich discussion surrounding the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) efforts to review its current policy including conduction of examinations and analysis on its existing…

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Mani wins ‘Most Valuable Player’ award By CARLOS ARUAFU The national U17 men’s football team captain Charles Mani has been awarded the ‘Most Valuable Player’ award at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rex Dawkins tournament, Tuesday in Auckland, New Zealand.  Young Mani is very excited to win the award as this is his first award…

MARA policy soon to launch

THE Malaita Government for Rural Advancement (MARA) is soon to go through a translation stage of its government policy. THE MARA government is the current Malaita provincial government led by premier Daniel Suidani.  Former Malaita provincial premier Peter Ramohia who is amongst the team contracted to formulate the policy said he believed the MARA policy…

GP health thanks EU, MHMS

THE Guadalcanal Provincial Health Authority has acknowledged European Union (EU) and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) for its support to the province’s RWASH program.  Guadalcanal provincial health director Dr. Joel Denty on Tuesday thanked the Ministry of Health and EU for anew ray boat and outboard motor (OBM) which was delivered to the…