WASH prepares to roll out projects

THE Rural Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is embarking on implementing about 40 plus outstanding projects from 2013-2014 this year. WASH could not implement these projects last year due to the $10 million scandal that rocked the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and delay of materials, which arrived in the remaining half of…

Malaita premier election set for Friday

MALAITA province will hold the election of a premier this Friday, an insider said. A member within the newly elected Malaita Provincial Assembly (MPAs) said clerk to the assembly has confirmed election of a speaker was scheduled for tomorrow after which nomination for the premier’s post will open.  “A speaker must first be elected so…

Chief stresses importance of cooperation

Acting paramount chief of Visale John Batista Kaoni says Guadalcanal needs change, as he urges the newly elected parliament members and community leaders to work together. Mr Kaoni told a gathering in Visale people and community leaders must have a new mind-set, cooperate and make careful decisions that are in the best interest of people.…

Fears of landslide as rain continues

AS fears of flooding deepens amidst the heavy rain warnings, residents of the Hatanga Company housing estate at Independence Valley have raised their fears of a landslide. A resident in the area said land in front of their building had already dropped and continuous rain will be very dangerous for the family. “The front area…

Stop cheating passengers, boat owners urged

PASSENGERS traveling from Auki-Honiara have expressed concern over paying of hefty sea-fares for uncomfortable traveling. A good number of passengers who traveled on-board the passenger boats said they pay fares only to be squeezed in overloaded boats. “That is not fair. It is the responsibility of boat owners to control the number of people allowed…

Members sworn in

TWENTY-ONE members of Malaita’s new assembly on Tuesday took their oaths at the assembly’s green house. Clerk Matthew Maefai said of the total of 33 members, only 21 have attended the swearing in ceremony. Mr Maefai said it is important that all members take their oaths of allegiance to qualify them to partake in the…

Preparation for QYL programs underway

THE Queen’s Young Leaders is a unique initiative which recognises that young people have the ability to make a huge impact in their communities. The programme was launched in Honiara last July and Solomon Islands was lucky to be selected among six Commonwealth countries for the award. According to QYL initiative, through its programme, they…

Time catches up on Malaita MPAs

New house faces dissolution MALAITA Province has only this week to elect a premier and form a new government. The 30 days given for any provincial government to form a government after elections will lapse by this weekend. And if the province fails to hold the election, the newly elected house will dissolve. Malaita held…