PM arrives today

‘Brighter days ahead’   By ANDREW FANASIA    PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his officials will arrive today after his historical and successful trip to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) despite the public outcry against his huge delegation. This historical trip was made possible after Sogavare was invited by the President of the PRC’s…

Measles, rubella vaccination campaign begins

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services on Monday launched its intensive month-long measles and rubella vaccination campaign. The aim is to immunise 90,000 children in and around the country. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can cause blindness, encephalitis – an infection that causes brain swelling- severe diarrhoea and dehydration and severe respiratory…

Sir Vunagi arrives in London

GOVERNOR General Rt Reverend David Vunagi and Lady Mary Vunagi arrived in London early on Sunday morning after a 13-hour flight from Singapore. A Government statement said the couple and five accompanying officials are settling in well in London ahead of a number of engagements during the week. On Monday 14th October (Tuesday Honiara time), the…

Four MPs already in Auki

MALA SUMMIT OPENS TODAY By WILSON SAENI in Auki    FOUR senior MPs from Malaita arrived in Auki yesterday ahead of the one-day Malaita Leaders’ Summit in Auki today. Opposition leader Mathew Wale, his deputy Peter Kenilorea Jnr, Small Malaita MP Rick Hou and West Kwara’ae MP Sam Iduri arrived in Auki yesterday. Malaita Premier Daniel…

Guadalcanal to curb logging activities

THE Guadalcanal province through its newly launched strategy policy is looking to reduce logging activities in the province and monitor and strengthened the management of forest and natural resources for sustainable harvest and future preservation. Guadalcanal premier Francis Sade during the strategy policy launching on Friday said many aspects of development concerns is now worrying…

Kurukuru ends with another close finish

THE country’s national men’s futsal team, Kurukuru has ended their second international friendly clash with another close match. Kurukuru were once again edged by a goal difference by the Australian national futsal team, Futsalroos 3-2 in their second and final friendly match at the Valentines Sports Park yesterday afternoon. Former Kurukuru star Jack Wetney was…

PM welcomes Chinese investors 

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has stated he welcome chinese investors to the Solomon Islands.  During his official visit to Beijing, the PM met with various Chinese inventors such as China Railway Group and Bright Foods Limited.  The PM acknowledged the rich natural resources of the Solomon Islands and stated that the country has a…

GOVT ON PETITION

PRIME Ministers Office (PMO) is taking action against a number of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for failing to register as an organisation. The move came after members of the CSOs through Development Service Exchange (DSE) submitted a petition early this month demanding Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to step down. This follow’s the decision by Cabint…