WHY GOLD RIDGE DELAYS

  LACK of an environmental management plan is delaying the much awaited mining operation at Gold Ridge in central Guadalcanal to commence. This clarification following queries from lot of people who want to join the mining operation at Gold Ridge when it commences operation. However, in a brief interview with the paper this week, director…

MASI hails govt for Bill passage

THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has commended the government for passing the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) 2017. The Bill, which is now an act of parliament was debated this week and finally passed by the members of parliament on Wednesday 26th. “The passing of the ACB is a positive step for the country towards…

South Bougainville MP supports NRH

Member of Parliament (MP) for South Bougainville, Timothy Masiu, has donated forty thousand kina (SBD$91,000) towards Solomon Islands PNG Association (SIPA) appeal for the purchase of medical equipment for the National Referral Hospital in Honiara. President of the Solomon Islands PNG Association, Denyse Ealedona, expressed gratitude towards the kind gesture by Masiu to donate towards…

Call to suspend fisheries PS, director

THERE are continuous calls to suspend the permanent secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), Christian Ramofafia, and his director, Edward Honiwala, following the recent High Court judgement. Coastal resource owners and certain people from Ontong Java atoll called on the Cabinet and the Prime Minister Office (PMO) to suspend the…

Wini questioned delay of award

Solomon Islands top female weightlifter Jenly Wini has questioned the government over the delay of awarding the athletes who have won medals during the Mini Pacific Games and the Commonwealth Games last year. The Ministry of Home Affairs has promised the winning athletes to complement their achievements with awards but nothing is being delivered until…

Let the battle begins

Town Ground Rugby Stadium will come alive today as 13 rugby teams battle it out for the Solomon South Pacific Oil 7’s tournament top prizes. The winner will walk away with SBD$50,000 while the runner up will walk with SBD$20,000. The tournament is already the main topic of discussion among rugby teams and supporters following…

‘Disregard for livelihood’

A Forestry expert describes the releasing of oil into the ocean by a logging company operating in North West Guadalcanal as a deliberate disregard for nature and human beings. Last weekend he witnessed extensive amounts of oil, spilled on the seawater surface between Kakabona and Bogehe beach in North West Guadalcanal. He observed that the…

Police deals with chemical spill at school

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has received a report of a chemical spill from the Tenaru national secondary school on Wednesday. Supervising Police Commissioner, Gabriel Manelusi, said the report from the school principal was of a chemical spill at the school’s science lab. “It was alleged the ceiling in the science lab fell…

Victim survives nasty accident

AN elderly man escaped death after being mowed down by a moving vehicle in Auki, Malaita province on Thursday afternoon. The nasty accident left the Auki public in shock after the hilux, allegedly driven by a drunk male driver struck the elderly man from the roadside. The accident took place at around 2pm opposite the…