MP DEFENDS NIGHT CLUB PLANS

Mewa says new development is good for tourism in Nende MP for Temotu Nende Commins Mewa says a large building he’s putting up in the interior of Santa Cruz Island, which amongst others, house a night club,will boost tourism in his constituency. He was responding to earlier critics in the mainstream and social media about…

59 nabbed in logging dispute

About 59 people involved in the recent logging disputes at Vasara camp, Rendova in the Western Province were arrested by police on Monday. Commissioner of Police Matthew Varley confirmed to the media during a press conference, Monday. He said police are monitoring the situation there as additional officers from Honiara and Gizo were deployed to…

ADB pledge help

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to assist the country achieve its development goals. The bank’s Pacific Department Director General Xianbin Yaomade the offer during the opening of ADB’s Extended Mission in Solomon Islands (EMSOL) office on Friday. “We are expanding our presence in the Solomon Islands because we are here to help,” Yao stated.…

Salary delay claim dismissed

A FORMER Malaita Provincial Assembly Member has refute claims by Malaita provincial secretary Jackson Gege that the delay in salary payments to provincial employees was a result of a huge debt created by the former provincial government. The former member of East Are’are Ward 19 Slade Abae said blaming the former provincial government for incurring…

Marist futsal jets out

Marist Futsal club departed yesterday to participate at the JF International futsal championship in Australia. The team comprised of 13 players, three team officials and is led by coach Jerry Sam. According to head coach, Juliano Schmeling the team has been preparing well and aims for a good run in this competition. Schmeling did not…

NPF investment proposals

Dear Editor – I wish to congratulate the Minister of Finance for rejecting the NPF Board’s new investment proposals. I believe such bad investment choices have exposed lack of appropriate competencies and financial/investment skills of the current NPF Board. For the sake of public confidence, the Minister of Finance must immediately revoke and terminate the…