PM says gov’t is committed to infrastructure developments

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is committed to the development of physical and economic infrastructures to facilitate long-term growth and prosperity. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during his keynote address at the launch of the ICTSU’s new office headquarters and project initiatives achievements package, Monday. Over the last 12 months, the government…

Disability sector workshop here

A TWO-DAY “Disability Sector Collaboration Workshop” on accessing justice in the country is currently underway at the Mendana Hotel conference room. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs Dr Paul Mae, who gave his remarks at the event, encouraged participants to make use of the opportunity to share ideas and strengthen partnerships…

HRUA: step up training

THE Honiara Rugby Union Association (HRUA) has called on all rugby clubs that are planning to participate in this year’s HRUA league to step up their training. HRUA President Brian Taupiri said all clubs must be well prepared to this year’s competition scheduled for March 14th. “All the clubs must step up their preparations for…

Kotalewala is not a ‘do-gooder’

By WILLIAM BARILEFormer CEO, SIPA THERE is a time and place for all things worthy of publicity.   The incumbent Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Islands Ports Authority Eranda Kotalewala could not have erred more on both scores.   The sweeping statement made Wednesday 18th December on page 3, Issue 2434 of The Island Sun Newsaper; to…

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Dear Editor – If I may share a few thoughts on the above topic which appears every day after the CBSI intelligence press conference last week.  Firstly, I concur with few citizens who have expressed their views regarding the way the so-called ‘CBSI intelligence team’ seems to do their work.  Obviously, I believe the work…

Poor shipping service

Dear Editor – I wish to express my dissatisfaction after I boarded Fair Lady from Honiara to Auki on Monday this week. I am not satisfied with the services provided inside the ship because it does not have a canvas at its back-top area. As a result, those of us sitting in the area and…

OLYMPIC SPOT

Para seals first Olympic ticket By CARLOS ARUAFU IT has been confirmed that Solomon Islands has its first-ever qualification to the Tokyo Paralympics Games. Para-athlete Solomon Jagiri finished top in the men’s U61Kg in the Oceania Olympic qualification competition in Australia to qualify to compete in the Olympic Games. Winning gold and qualifying for the…

Liloqula: stop the US$100B loan proposal

“SINCE the switch of diplomatic ties to Beijing, Transparency Solomon Islands is very much on its heels against the procurement of corrosive capitals and finances that lack transparency, accountability and most importantly people involvement.” This sentiment was echoed by Ruth Liloqula, the Executive Officer (CEO) of Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) during her remarks at a…