Tovosia on mining

MINES minister Bradley Tovosia says he’s well aware of the problems the mining industry faces and pledged to fix them for the good of the country. He was answering a question from the leader of Opposition Mathew Wale in parliament, Monday. Wale pointed out that issues the mining industry faces, which he said must be…

Manele visits Taipei

THE Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday announced a 5-day visit by Solomon Islands Foreign Affairs Minister Jeremiah Manele beginning September 8 amid speculation of a possible switch in political allegiance by Honiara to Beijing. “MOFA warmly welcomes Jeremiah Manele, foreign minister of the Solomon Islands, our Pacific ally, who is scheduled to…

Rodgers: gov’t remains focus

THE Sogavare-led government remains focus as they continue to wait for the report from the bi-partisan taskforce on whether to switch from Taiwan to China. Secretary to Prime Minister Dr Jimmy Rodgers stated this when he appeared before the Foreign Relations Committee (FRC) hearing on the issue, Wednesday. “I believe Prime Minister Sogavare is aware…

Wale: MSG failed West Papua

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has miserably failed its members and the Melanesian people of West Papua who are fighting for their freedom. That’s the view of Opposition leader Mathew Wale. Wale joined a local gathering of West Papuan supporters in Honiara yesterday to call for the liberation of West Papuans from Indonesian rule. The…

China eyes SI resources

‘Can we manage China’s appetite for our natural resources?’ By ANDREW FANASIA CHINA is certainly eyeing Solomon Islands raw materials to boosts its economy and sustain its 1.4 billion people but are we capable of managing it? This question was raised during the Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday when the head of ministerial delegation…

Kuma launches budget 2020

The Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma has launched the 2020 budget process on Monday. At the same time he called for wide-ranging support from development partners, the private sector, NGOs and ordinary people to support the Government in this endeavor. This is the first National Budget since the formation of the Democratic Coalition…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Officer jailed for bribery* Police questioned on delay of case* Submission on armed robbery case Officer jailed for bribery THE on-suspension police officer, who accepted a $200 bribe from bus driver and his conductor back in 2015, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment. Nelson Isogeto was convicted of one count of accepting bribe after…