CIP Premier: Wharf project must be of quality

THE Central Provincial Premier Stanley Manetiva wants the contractor of the newly wharf project at Tulagi to construct a complete quality wharf. He made this statement following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday last week, between the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) and Central Islands Province at the MID office in…

MPs PAID FOR LOYALTY

SOME $1.75 million were allegedly ‘doled’(paid) out to Malaitan MPs to remain with the DCGA government following last November’s riot and burning and the subsequent vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in early December, sources have claimed. If the claims are true, it means each of the seven Malaitan MPs collected a…

PM updated on PRC Foreign Minister’s visit

Ground preparations for the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister and state councillor Wang Yi later this week is ahead of schedule.  Ambassador of the People’s Republic China (PRC) to Solomon Islands His Excellency Mr. Li Ming today updated Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare.  Ambassador Li Ming said Mr Wang and his almost 20 member delegation will…

BORDERS TO REOPEN IN JULY

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced the full reopening of international borders commencing on 1 July 2022. Cabinet has approved the reopening of borders following recommendations from the Border Opening Committee of the covid-19 Oversight Committee. This move comes after the eventual easing of COVID-19 restrictions from last month which means domestic restrictions will be…

Opposition Leader congratulates new Australia PM

OPPOSITION Leader Hon Matthew Wale has congratulated Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese as Australia’s new prime minister-elect. In a statement today, Hon Wale conveyed his congratulations to Albanese and the Labor Party on their victory. “Congratulations are in order from myself and the Solomon Islands Opposition Group members on your election victory,” the Opposition Leader…

Benjamin miss title

SOLOMON Islands tennis player, Junior Benjamin has missed out on winning his fifth tennis title for this year, the Tattslotto Fiji Open Tennis Championship title. Benjamin went down 6-3, 7-6 to Australian, Ben Pechan in the grand final of the Tattslotto Fiji Open Tennis Championship, held at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club in Nadi,…