Axiom hits outs  at mine bosses

AXIOM Mining has hit out strongly at the minister and director for mines over the delay to issue them an export permit. The company’s general manager Dr Phil Tagini said poor decisions and unfair treatment of investors in the mining industry by key figures in the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) are…

Thrower claims bronze

JEMIMAH Otoa made history on Tuesday with a bronze medal in the women’s para javelin. The event was the first of its kind at a Pacific Games tournament. Para sports are judged differently to standard events, because participating athletes have varying disabilities which affect how well they are able to compete.  In this event, each…

Silver in Taekwondo 

Solomon Islands Taekwondo debuted fighter Junior Fred Gwali won a silver medal at the Pacific Games in Samoa, Tuesday. He settled for silver after going down to Takelo Moala Apololatu of Tonga in the grand final of the 87kg category.   Gwali lost 11-16 in the grand final to settle for the silver medal in his…

WATER CRISIS FORUM

CURRENT water shortages in the city will be the subject of discussions at a meeting scheduled to take place tomorrow in Honiara. Solomon Water is organising the “stakeholder briefing” to talk about the problems at the Kongulai Water Source. The source supplies water to about 60 per cent of the city. Logging and saw-milling upstream…

Wale wants police to probe bribery claim

OPPOSITION leader Opposition Matthew Wale has commended Dori Tuhaika for taking the bold stance to report the alleged bribe offered to him by the Manager of Bintan Mining Company Ltd.   He also urged the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to ensure that the allegations are investigated and appropriate actions taken. The Opposition leader made…

CDF needs proper coordination

THE controversial Constituency Development Fund (CDF) needs proper coordination to deliver needed services to rural communities in Solomon Islands, according to Tony Hiriasia, a PhD research candidate at the University of the South Pacific (USP). Hiriasia was part of the Solomon Islands 41st Independence Anniversary Symposium held at USP in Suva, Fiji on Friday July…

New textbooks for provincial schools

  VARIOUS schools in east Guadalcanal have received their share of new donated textbooks by the Australia and New Zealand governments last week. The textbook assistance which is currently underway in Guadalcanal will reach other schools in the provinces, thanks to the Australia Aid and New Zealand Foreign Affairs &Trade department. Ministry of Education &…

BRC registration underway in Gizo

THE Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has opened registrations in Gizo for Bougainvilleans living in the Western province. The registration commenced yesterday till Saturday the 13th of July at the Women’s Centre in Gizo.  In the early 2000’s both the Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Bougainville Government signed a peace agreement that had within it a…