LAND SAGA DEEPENS

Registrar of Titles bites the bullet over land dealings JOSEPH ALEVE MALANGA – the man who stood his ground in a stand-off with the Commissioner of Lands, Alan McNeil over the transfer of Fixed Term Estate (FTE) – has been suspended as the Registrar of Titles. Mr. Malanga confirmed his suspension, Friday. “Yes, I have…

Health Hands Over Three Water Supply Projects in Choiseul Province

This month the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) together with Choiseul Provincial health team officially handed over three water supply projects, Veqa-Siro, Loloque- Panarui and Vavudu –Tambasaru project in the Choiseul province.  This was made possible through funding provided by the European Union (EU) through the Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination…

New terminal for Munda International Airport

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has won the publicly advertised bid for the Design and Building of Munda International Airport Terminal Building in the Western Province. These terminal building works will significantly contribute to the government aspirations to improve and upgrade airport infrastructure as stated in the DCGA Policy 5.2.1.4 a) and e). This…

RSIPF farewells retiring officers

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) has farewelled 17 officers who have retired from the Force during a ceremony held at Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara on 16 December 2020. The 17 officers include two female and 15 male officers. Seven of the retired officers were serving in the provinces and 10 serving in…

$40M GRANT DEAL

Solomon Islands Government (SIG) last week signed a US$5 million (SBD$40m) contingent disaster financing grant under the third phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program.   The grant agreement was signed on Friday, 11th December between the Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma and an Asian Development Bank (ADB) representative in Honiara.  A statement from…