Students: Why the delay?

UP to 11 students who were awarded scholarships to study at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Alafua campus in Samoa are yet to leave for their studies. And they are getting frustrated at the National Training Unit’s (NTU) delay to release them their tickets so that they could fly over. “We were awarded…

Vendors want more market space

VENDORS at the Honiara Central Market are calling on the City Council to allocate more space for them. They claimed spaces at the market are being taken up by clothe sellers, flower sellers, and parking vehicles. Annie Doku of north west Guadalcanal said because of the situation, many vendors were forced to sell their produces…

Indonesia wants to strengthen relations

INDONESIAN Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi will visit three Pacific countries, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Fiji, with the mission to strengthen relations between Indonesia and the Pacific nations. Minister Marsudi will visit Papua New Guinea on Feb. 26-28, Solomon Island on Feb. 28, and Fiji on March 1. Indonesia is keen to strengthen…

Freedom call for Papua

Visiting Indonesian minister to expect protests in Honiara today VISITING Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs minister Retno Marsudi is expected to receive an unusual welcome reception when she arrives in Honiara this morning. Civil society groups supporting the growing West Papuan independence movement are expected to stage a peaceful demonstration over Indonesian’s occupation of West Papua. “We…