USD25M CLARIFIED

US Embassy (Port Moresby) clarifies its USD25m funding with focus on Malaita Last week and again this week, the less informed accused senior journalist Alfred Sasako of being anti-Malaita on account of articles written about the USD25 million of US funding to Solomon Islands with a focus on Malaita.  Many were told the money would…

Burning of Aola Police post probed

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at the Henderson Police Station are investigating the burning down of the Aola Police Post in East Guadalcanal on Saturday 17 October 2020. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province Chief Superintendent Alfred Uiga said, according to an initial report by a team of officers from Henderson…

Suidani: Malaita is ready for tourism  

MALAITA Provincial Government (MPG) has welcomed the national government’s commitment to developing tourism in the province. On Tuesday, Minister of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Bartholomew Parapolo and Premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani signed a Memorandum of Understanding for joint implementation of tourism projects and programs in Auki. Prior to the signing of the MOU,…

Budget estimate for Malaita

The Malaita Province Government Minister for Finance Nelson Lenty has announced the province’s budget estimated on the floor of the Malaita Provincial Assembly on Friday.  He stated, the Total Revenue Budget Summary is estimated at SBD, 73,562,996.84,  Total Expenditure Budget Summary is estimated at SBD 37,562,996.84 and the Total Recurrent Revenue for Financial years 2020/2021…

Constituency office relocation plan welcomed

THE people of South New Georgia, Rendova & Tetepare (SNGR&T) Constituency are happy with the plan to relocate the Constituency Office to Munda in the Western Province. Although the relocation plan is yet to be confirmed, the initiative has been widely welcomed. Munda is central to the constituency and the MP for SNGR&T Mr. Danny…

MAL PS congratulates rural women 

THE Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has congratulated rural women around the country in her message marking the International Rural Women’s Day celebrations in Honiara.  Ethel Frances echoed her congratulatory message on Friday 16 October over the national broadcaster during World Food celebrations.  “I want to thank our rural women…

COVID coordination a challenge

COORDINATION remains one of the major challenges amongst Solomon Islands Government agencies while the battle to contain COVID-19 virus remains active in the country. According to the latest National Disaster Council (NDC) Situational Report (SITREP) No.15, agencies are observed to be protective of their mandated areas of operations. “Even though the N-DOC arrangement is being…