US $2.5b OFFER IN DOUBT

Suidani: switch to China, a blow to Malaita-US deal By WILSON SAENI In Auki   GOVERNMENT’s decision to switch ties from Taiwan may cost Malaita province from receiving SBD$2,468,445,000.00 ($2.5b) in funding support from United States (US). This was revealed by the Malaita provincial premier Daniel Suidani who has hit out at Malaitan Members of Parliament…

Manele denies Opposition claims

FOREIGN Affairs minister Jeremiah Manele has refuted claims by the Opposition leader that the Prime Minister has ordered him not to meet with the Taiwanese delegation on Monday. Opposition Leader Matthew Wale in a media statement on Wednesday has claimed that Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has advised Manele not to meet with the visiting Taiwanese delegation upon…

Gov’t meets to identify gaps

THE Government’s Core Ministerial Coordination Committee (CMCC) met on Wednesday to discuss and identify the development gaps in relation to the current change in the government’s foreign policy on the ‘One China Principle’.   Permanent Secretaries from various government ministries were summoned to attend the meeting on ROC-funded projects and identify issues that require urgent attention, particularly…

STUDENTS DILEMMA

Fugui urged to act on promise By IAN M.KAUKUI   TASK-FORCE chairman Moffat Fugui has been urged to act on promises he made to immediately address the predicament our students studying in Taiwan now face. Honiara resident Jay Tane made the call following Monday’s decision to switch ties, leaving the future of 125 students studying…

WPDC to visit affected areas

WESTERN Provincial Disaster Committee (WPDC) will visit Vella La Vella island to conduct an assessment of the affected areas caused by the recent bad weather in Western province. The team is made up of Gizo Police Officers, Red Cross, Agriculture and R- WASH (Rural Water Sanitation Hygiene). They will visit communities in ward 8 from…