MACFest closes in spectacle and style

DEPUTY Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare thanked all participants as the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival closed in spectacle and style last night. He said the festival was a huge success. “This is the second time in 20 years Solomon Islands has successfully host this regional event,” the deputy prime minister said. “This is the…

Nihopara clarifies MACFest concerns

ALL Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries have been invited to participate at this year’s festival in Honiara. That’s according to the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFest) National Organising Committee. Committee chair and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrew Nihopara, made the clarification amidst concerns and sentiments raised by…

GOV’T SACKS MEWA

Tanangada likely to be given ministerial role By IAN M. KAUKUI GOVERNMENT has sacked its Home Affairs minister Commins Mewa, and abruptly replaced him with the MP for East Central Guadalcanal Constituency Ishmael Avui. Mr Avui, who until the weekend was Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), was sworn in as the new…

Auki buildings fails standard

MALAITA Provincial government’s Minister for Lands and Planning, Mr. Martin Fini says most buildings constructed in Auki town fail to meet the Auki town country planning board’s development plan. He said not only that but also the developers failed to meet the legal processes of acquiring land in Auki, before constructing buildings. He stated this…

Gina proposes key reform

The newly elected Premier of the Western Province has proposed a number of reforms especially in the revenue sector so the Province can collect much needed funds to help facilitate the level of services which at present appear as having little effect in the rural villages. Speaking  to journalists at the side lines at a …

Crocodile and shark

Dear Editor – For the last 40 years we have been living under the design of the crocodile and shark decorated with our logo to lead is to serve.  Nafu of two fala nao, can we replace them with some friendly ones? Turtle and kurukuru hao? Mr Designer these two bosses are killers. They respect…