MASI concern over Facebook suspension

The Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) is concerned with the intention of the government to suspend Facebook. MASI, in a statement, has reminded government that it will be removing a basic right of all Solomon Islanders to speak or write freely. MASI, therefore, joins other stakeholders in calling on the government to reconsider its…

RIFT RESOLVED

Purakiki 3G Tower dispute resolved   TWO disputing parties in East Guadalcanal have finally reconciled following a disagreement over the construction of a Telekom 3G tower at Purakiki. The short reconciliation ceremony was held during the launching of the 3G Tower at Purakiki. The two parties included Vungana against Tetekangi and. Chief of Vungana Reginald…

HOTEL COST 

THE Government is spending close to $2million in hotel costs to accommodate our students studying in the Philippines. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury McKinnie Dentana on Sunday during the weekly talk-back show over the national broadcaster. He told the show, that government is spending just over…

Field hospital poses no risk to nearby residents

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated that the Multi-Purpose Hall Field Hospital poses no threat to residents nearby.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the assurance in his key-note address during the opening of the Covid-19 field hospital on Friday 27 November.  Prime Minister said the government is aware of public concerns regarding the location of the…

JUNIOR OFFICERS HIJACK MINISTRY

Community leader calls for urgent investigation into hijacking of ministry by junior officers AN outspoken Community leader has called for an urgent investigation into the functions of the Ministry of Forests and Research, claiming junior officers have hijacked the work of the Commissioner of Forests. “Please institute an investigation now before it is too late,”…

Seghe RTC receives new classroom building

SEGHE Rural Training Centre is a full-time Residential Training institution and is affiliated with the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC). The center is run by the United Church in Solomon Islands.  Saturday of last week, the school was pleased to have received from the New Zealand Government a new workshop Classroom…

Award recipient overwhelmed

I WAS shocked when my name was announced as the recipient of the Baton of Honor for the Sir Baddley Devesi Correctional Services Solomon Islands new recruit award.  This was how an overwhelmed Jason Korini felt when his name was announced for the award. The baton of honor was handed to him by the CSSI…