RANOSI forum successful

THE Rannoga and Simbo (RANOSI) Leaders Forum held in Gizo ended on Thursday 3rd of October and was hailed successful after dialogues between National and Provincial Government Leaders produced resolutions on the development plans for RANOSI’s constituency, ward and village levels. The historic inter-governmental dialogue sessions for the first time placed the RANOSI Constituency Development…

Plastic-like substance found in rice

Rice consumers in Malaita province are calling on responsible authorities to ensure businesses in the country are selling quality and genuine products to consumers nationwide. The call was made amidst a recent discovery of plastic-like substances in a Mamie rice bag sold in Auki.  Clayton Ata who discovered a plastic like grain in a bag…

In search of her roots

AN Australian of Samoan descent has been in the country since last week to establish her ancestral links to the Solomon Islands. Faith Mila, 30, said history has it that her great grandfathers were captured from the Solomons by German soldiers and brought over to Samoa. “Our history has it that my great grandfathers were…

Allegations against PS forwarded to LCC

ALLEGATIONS levelled against the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Ethel Frances have been submitted to the Leadership Code Commission (LCC), according to sources. Sources claimed under Frances’ leadership, MAL was poorly managed, causing frustration among senior staff. It’s understood that upon taking up the executive role, Frances promised to bring in…

PREMIER DEFENDS STANCE

Suidani: I’ve no personal agenda By WILSON SAENI in Auki   MALAITA premier Daniel Suidani says he has no personal political agenda. He was responding to East Malaita MP Manasseh Maelanga, who accused the premier of driving his personal political ambition in the current China switch. “Let me assure Malaitans that I have no personal political…

Role of teachers crucial, says SINTA chief

THE role of teachers in the formative years of children is crucial, Solomon Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) president Andy Tosasi says. He was speaking at World Teachers Day celebration in Honiara, Friday. “To sustain the endeavour of the children’s education development, SINTA needs motivated and dedicated young teachers,” Tosasi said. “The new and young…

Governor General appoints Mewa

THE Governor General, His Excellency, the Right Reverend David Vunagi has appointed Commins Mewa as Minister for the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) in accordance with the constitution. The Member of Parliament for Temotu Nende Mewa sworn-in at the Government House to formalise his appointment on Friday, the Prime Minister’s Office has…

Let’s talk, Suidani urges Malaita MPs

PREMIER of Malaita province Daniel Suidani has called on the 14 Members of Parliament to come down and talked together on the issue of Malaita province. Suidani said with the recent diplomatic switch over from Taiwan to China, Malaita itself is in a fragile situation where its people have left in an awkward position whilst…

Wale stands by statement

  OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale says he stands by his earlier statement that the government is trifling with Malaita.  “The facts surrounding my earlier statement arising out of allegations raised by the Premier of Malaita Province are very clear,” Wale insisted. “The premier was allegedly offered a bribe by a government minister, which he refused…