PM speaks about healthy ocean

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says harnessing the wealth of the ocean and guaranteeing its health would require zone based management of our oceans resources. PM Sogavare was speaking at the occasion of the closing of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) pre-summit at Mendana Hotel Conference room in Honiara, Tuesday. ”I concur with our experts…

Students’ allowance

Dear Editor – At the time of this writing, there are individuals and families whose livelihoods are at stake as they depend very much on the allowances paid out to them by our government. The reason being that they have to wait till the results of those studying at USP Laucala campus are out. Already,…

Given in an win

Dear Editor – It is interesting following up on the recent arguments for and against the reconciliation and apologies made to the nation in the past week. Like Fr. Ngalihesi, I’d like to add that all these political wrangling and point scoring that is done at the highest level serves no one’s interest let alone…

The important role of an independent commission against corruption – [Road Works Contract Awards]

On 17th June 2016 Transparency Solomon Islands published an article titled “Anti-Corruption Commission may investigate allegations of corruption” and last week an article on the need for the establishment of Independent Commission Against Corruption being greater now than ever before with available information on approved recipients of the shipping grant 2016. The ensuring response from…

Council criticized for rubbish collection

HONIARA city council (HCC) has been criticized for failing to collect refuse rubbish from a number of suburban residential areas within the city posing the threat of disease outbreak among residence. Complaints about the bad smelly stench from piles of uncollected refuse have blamed the Honiara City Council responsible authorities for failing to carry out…

Farm mechanization training ends today

THE weeklong Farm Mechanization Training (FMT) that aims to equip local farmers with knowledge and skills on production of manual rice milling machine, solar grain drier and peanut shelling machine will conclude today. The FMT is being held at the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) farm near King George, East Honiara with about 13 participants from…

PM: Submit the evidence to police

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has called on the Leader of Independent to proceed on in submitting the evidence he claims to have in his possession on the Prime Minister’s involvement in the events leading up to the 5th June 2000 coup to the police for investigation. The Prime Minister said only by submitting the…