Hundreds grace Mamara Township ground breaking 

HUNDREDS have gathered to witness the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mamara Township Development Project last Friday at Mamara, Northwest Guadalcanal.  Attending the ground breaking ceremony was the Prime Minister, Members of Parliament, Government Officials, Premier of Guadalcanal Province and officials, Tandai House of Chiefs, Developer representatives and Metropolis Pacific PTY Ltd, Project Contractor, financial institution and…

Local Fisheries Officers end IEM Training

FISHERIES Compliance officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) received training in Investigations and Evidence Management (IEM) from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Legal team.  The Training was hosted in Munda, Western Province over five days from 19th to 23rd April and delivered by…

Township project a historic milestone: PM

THE ground-breaking ceremony of the Mamara Township Development Project is a historic milestone to be proud of. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this during the ground-breaking ceremony on Friday morning. “This is the moment we have been looking forward to for the last 25 years. It is the culmination of a journey strategically taken in…

MARA ‘rejects’ renewal of political advisor’s contract

IT has emerged that the Malaita Provincial Executive has ‘rejected’ renewing the contract of Premier Daniel Suidani’s chief political advisor, Celsus Talifilu, insiders told Solomon Star last night. Mr. Talifilu’s contract lapsed last December, the insiders said.  “He and others have been working without contracts since then. This was due to an oversight by Premier…

Public encouraged to contribute in Health bill

THE general public are encouraged to contribute to the Health Emergency Pandemic Bill that is currently before parliament. Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM), Albert Kabui told last week’s Sunday Talk-Back show that this is important, to make public participating and contribution in the making of laws for Solomon Islands. “The Health Emergency Pandemic Bill…

Calls to upgrade court buildings

Western Provincial Secretary (PS) Jeffery Wickham has stressed the need for the Justice Ministry to upgrade its building and infrastructure in various centers around the province. PS Wickham said as far as justice sector is concern, there is a need to upgrade, rebuild and constructs new court buildings in the province for lawyers to have…

SADE PUTS GOVT ON NOTICE

WHILE appreciating the Mamara-Tasivarongo-Mavo Development project it is also important to be conscious of both the positive and negative impacts of such a development. And to ensure that it is inclusive and does not reproduce that challenges that we have seen with Honiara. Guadalcanal Premier Francis Sade reminding the national government, the developer and other…

TALIFILU CLARIFIES TRIP

Premier Suidani’s political advisor hits back by labelling media report as false, misleading THE Malaita Premier Political Advisor Celsus Talifilu has hit back at a media report that claimed he is currently in Taipei, Taiwan this week to seek financial assistance. The media report stated that Mr. Talifilu is in Taipei to talk with Taiwan…

Screening process to join labour program starts

A TWO-day screening process to recruit locals who are interested in participating in the Labour Mobility Program (LMP) has commenced on Thursday. The screening program featured 400 females and males. Thursday’s screening involved about 200 females at the Maranatha Hall, East Honiara. The screening process was undertaken due to large numbers of applicants.  The Labour…