WALE: GOV’T FAILS PEOPLE

CURRENT struggles and difficulties Solomon Islanders face are a result of Government failures, Opposition leader Mathew Wale says. He stated this in a lengthy and explosive speech he delivered in parliament yesterday in response to the speech from the throne. “The oppressors have taken over everything from the oppressed ordinary Solomon Islanders, leaving them behind…

Honey can be a major source of income here

BEE-KEEPING can be a major source of income for Solomon Islanders. That’s according to Dr Yue-Wen Chen, one of Taiwan’s foremost experts in honey-bee, who had been in the country in the last eight days. “You have some of the best honey-bees here in the world,” Chen said before he flew back to Taiwan yesterday.…

Central Market to open 7 days a week

The Mayor Wilson Mamae and the Executive of the Honiara City Council have passed a resolution to allow the Honiara Central market to open it’s services for 7 days a week. This means the Central market will open during it’s normal official hours, Monday to Sunday from 6am to 6pm. This is to allow the…

The fight against Rhino beetle in Rennell rages on

The Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock, through their Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI) Department, assisted Rennell Islands last month to fight the threat of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB).  The CRB, which destroys coconut plantations, is threatening the livelihoods of Rennell Island communities and Solomon Islands farmers. To respond to this serious threat BSI sent two…

Replacement sought for East Makira MP

THE people of Santa Anna Island of East Makira Constituency in the Makira Ulawa Province tussle over who should be their candidate to replace their late Member of Parliament, Charles Maefia. The late East Makira MP who was elected into the National Parliament only on April 3 died in Honiara following a short illness.  And…

Land for terminal expansion cleared

The two privately-owned land parcels at eastern end of the Henderson International Terminal in East Honiara which bogged expansion of a proposed new terminal and taxi runway project is now cleared. Acting Commissioner of Lands Alan McNeil of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey (MLHS) revealed that the one month notice lapsed earlier this…

Human bones found in Temotu

Police are currently investigating a case of old human remains that were discovered buried near a beach in Lata, Temotu Province in May this year. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed to reporters on Thursday that their inquiries have led them to a theory that this may relate to a missing person case dating back to…

Felling license not canceled

FELLING License and Development consent issued to Tapilo and New World logging company that operated in the catchment area of Kongulai water has not been canceled since the water crisis in Honiara started. In an interview with an official from Ministry of Forest and Research yesterday confirmed the license for milling or fell trees within…

74 candidates fail to submit account statements

A TOTAL of 74 candidates contesting the 2019 National General Election (NGE) have failed to submit their statement of accounts before the dateline on Saturday 20th July 2019. Commissioner and Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala in a statement to the paper yesterday those candidates have failed to comply with section 69 of the Electoral Act…