Gegeo : media a mouth piece of the nation

Mass media is the mouth piece or voice of our nation. That’s according to the Head of Humanities at the Solomon Islands National University (S.I.N.U) Dr. David Gegeo when delivering the keynote address of the World Press Freedom Day, Monday. Theme for this year is ‘Information as a public good.’  Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI)…

SORE EXPOSES ALL

Sacked HCC Clerk ‘spill the beans’ in latest report to the PAC THE eighteen months of the leadership of former Honiara City Mayor, Wilson Mamae and former Clerk, Rence Sore was full of political in-fighting and administrative interferences by HCC Councilors, it was revealed. Mr. Sore exposed the political fiasco in his recent report to…

Youth fellowship successfully held

HONIARA Ecumenical Youths Ministry (HEYM) fellowship service was successfully held at St. Barnabas Cathedral, Sunday. Hundreds of youths from the main the denominations in the country attended the first ever youth ecumenical fellowship for this year. It was organised by Anglican Church of Melanesian (ACOM). In his message to the youths, Archbishop Leonard Dawea said…

PM commends landowners of Mamara area

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare commends traditional landowners of Mamara Land for allowing their land for the mega new city currently under development. At least 15 residential houses have been completed while more building structures are going to be built later. Mr. Sogavare highlighted this statement during the ground-breaking ceremony of the Mamara Township Development,…

BAC excursion to Gold Ridge TSF a success

A two-day field trip to the Gold Ridge Mine Tailings Storage Facility [TSF] this week was dubbed as a success according to the Betikama Adventist College [BAC] Head of Department, Mr. Horrie Raddie. 90 Form 4 students took turns to visit the TSF on Tuesday 27th April and Wednesday 28th April respectively.  On Tuesday Class…

NSO Staff take their COVID-19 jabs

STAFF of the National Statistics Office on Friday 30th April 2021 joined the rest of the country’s citizens in Honiara to take the COVID-19 vaccine before the vaccination program ended. It was already a long queue before the clinic opened at 9am, a clear evidence that most people waited until the final day to take…

5,000 HOMES FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS

Govt: Mamara New Capital City is solution to housing impasse for workers  At least 5, 000 executive houses are to be built for public servants at the Mamara New Capital City, according to the multi-billion dollar development’s Master plan. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officially launched the project, dubbed Mamara New Capital City, west of Honiara…

New Wagina Police station coming

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has witnessed the ground-breaking ceremony on the construction of a new police station at Wagina Island in Choiseul Province on 26 April 2021. Commissioner of police Mostyn Mangau says, “The people of Wagina in Choiseul Province have longing to see the ground-breaking for the Wagina Police Station as…

MFMR, stakeholders meet to develop crewing policy

SOLOMON Islands has taken steps to develop the national crewing policy for fishing vessels that was agreed by the Fisheries Ministers of the Forum Fisheries Committee of the FFA where Solomon Islands is a member. Fisheries Ministers of the 17 Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member countries had agreed to implement the crewing policy at a…