Call to create extra wards

A MEMBER of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) in the current Western provincial government has called on the province to consider increasing the number of wards to cater for the increasing population in the rural communities.  Provincial Minister for Fisheries Alesina Redfern in the current Western provincial government made the call during the Motion of Sine…

Manelusi: why we suspend officers

THE Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) says the suspension of two of its senior officers was procedural and legal. CSSI Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi was responding to a news article Island Sun published, Wednesday. Manelusi said the two officers were disrespectful, disloyal and betrayed the CSSI Executive and CSSI as an organisation. “Their actions amount to…

Aust Naval ship arrives here today

THE Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide arrives today in Honiara to support Joint Task Force 637 partnership activities in Solomon Islands.  The activities will include humanitarian aid and disaster response planning and training, infrastructure projects on the Western border in cooperation with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), and Operation Render Safe 2019.  Australian…

CBSI: Sasako article misleading

  THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) says none of the claims made in an article local journalist Alfred Sasako penned in the Island Sun newspaper is true. Sasako had claimed the United States Government had “blocked” Solomon Islands from using its US dollar account, effectively shutting the country off from all international transactions.…

Honiara to be ‘Environmental Learning City’ 

  THE Chairman of the Honiara Partnership Committee (HPC) Judah Suimae says Honiara will be declared an “Environmental learning City” on October 31st. Suimae stressed that the establishment of HPC is timely to partner, collaborate and collectively address environmental issues along with Honiara City Council. Honiara Partnership Committee is comprised of different stakeholders from both…

Wale slams Tovosia’s promises

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has expressed concern over recent promises Minister for Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification, Bradley Tovosia made to the leaders and people of Makira/Ulawa Province, suggesting that China will assist them in their development aspirations. “It is irresponsible for a Government minister to be making such bold promises to our people when…