Road maintenance after weather improves

THE National Government through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) will start repair and maintenance work on Honiara’s main roads as soon as the current bad weather subsides. Acting MID Permanent Secretary Jimmy Nuake on Tuesday said this road maintenance will include the Vura-Naha-Kolaridge road under the National Transport Fund (NTF). “We have procured three…

Police: Think safety first

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has appealed to the traveling public to think safety first before embarking on any trip at sea in light of the current bad weather. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, this advice comes after police continues to receive reports of people missing at sea or encountering…

BIG TARGET

Gov’t aims to attract more overseas visitors this year By CHARLEY PIRINGI THE Government is targeting a 9% growth of international visitor arrivals this year. Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela made the statement during the 2018 Tourism in Focus, held at the Mendana Hotel, Tuesday. The event gathered stakeholders and tourism operators in the country to…

Gov’t told to unveil priorities

THE Opposition Group has called on Prime Minister Rick Hou to unveil its priorities for the remaining months of 2018. Opposition Leader Manasseh Maelanga said Prime Minister Hou in his inaugural speech last November announced that his new administration will quickly put in place a strategy entailing a set of priorities achievable during its short…

Govt’s main policy targets

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela had re-emphasised the policy objectives his government wants to achieve in the next eight months. Speaking to members of the local media on Monday at Heritage Park Hotel, Houenipwela said the government aims to stabilize the political situation, stabilize the financial situation, pass the 2018 budget and implement major projects. Houenipwela…