CBSI: Sasako article misleading

  THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) says none of the claims made in an article local journalist Alfred Sasako penned in the Island Sun newspaper is true. Sasako had claimed the United States Government had “blocked” Solomon Islands from using its US dollar account, effectively shutting the country off from all international transactions.…

Honiara to be ‘Environmental Learning City’ 

  THE Chairman of the Honiara Partnership Committee (HPC) Judah Suimae says Honiara will be declared an “Environmental learning City” on October 31st. Suimae stressed that the establishment of HPC is timely to partner, collaborate and collectively address environmental issues along with Honiara City Council. Honiara Partnership Committee is comprised of different stakeholders from both…

Wale slams Tovosia’s promises

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has expressed concern over recent promises Minister for Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification, Bradley Tovosia made to the leaders and people of Makira/Ulawa Province, suggesting that China will assist them in their development aspirations. “It is irresponsible for a Government minister to be making such bold promises to our people when…

Liloqula: law reform vital for development

LAW reform is important to the development of the country. That’s according to one of the commissioners of the Law Reform Commission (LRC) Ruth Liloqula. She highlighted this during the launch of the Public Order Paper consultation on Monday in Honiara. “Law reform or sometimes referred to as legal reform is the process of examining…

Gold Ridge ground-breaking, Saturday

WORK ON MINE SETS TO START By ANDREW FANASIA   GOLD Ridge mine in central Guadalcanal is set to reopen with a historic ground-breaking this Saturday. The mine was shut down some five years ago after its Australian investor withdrew following the flash floods on Guadalcanal. Now called Gold Ridge Mine Development Project (GRMDP), it’s…

Suidani launches historical communique

The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani on Monday publicly launched the historical ‘Malaita Provincial Government Auki Communique.’ The launching was conducted at the Auki central market. The communique was produced following last week’s the leaders’ summit between the Malaita Provincial Assembly and senior Malaitan Members of Parliament. Premier Suidani said he was humbled to release…

US denies ‘blocking’ SI

THE United States Government has refuted an Island Sun report that claimed it has “blocked” Solomon Islands’ US Dollar Account. Freelance journalist Alfred Sasako penned the news piece, which the paper published on its front page, Monday. But Chad Morris, Public Affairs Officer at the Port Moresby-based US Embassy said the story is “false and…

GOV’T DROPS AXE ON 2 PAs

THE Government, Friday, sacked two political appointees, weeks after it fired five of its ministers over the China switch. Deputy Press Secretary Douglas Marau and Policy Secretary to Productive Sector in the Prime Minister’s Office Celsus Talifilu got their marching orders two days after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare arrived from his week-long visit to China.…