Hou pleased with CLTS program 

THE Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination Rick Hou was pleased with the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program in North Malaita. This followed a combine visit by the Minister of Health and Medical service Dickson Mua and Mr Hou to North Malaita last Saturday. Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an innovative methodology…

Australian Defense Minister visits Gizo

AUSTRALIAN Defense Minister Linda Reynolds on Wednesday made a three hour stop over in Gizo, Western provincial capital.  She was accompanied by Minister for National Security and Correctional Services Lanelle Tanangada, the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Bazier and other top government officials. She inspected a guard of honour at Gizo seafront following her arrival. Speaking during…

NTU: student allowances already processed in July

GOVERNMENT sponsored student studying in the Philippines have had their August allowances processed last month. That’s according to the National Training Unit (NTU) within the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development. NTU clarified this following media report that claim the students were starving because their allowances have not been paid. “Payment of students’ allowances…

PM defends China trip

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says a week-long trip eight of his ministers took to China last week was made with a clean motive. He was responding to statements made by the Leader of the Opposition and members of the public recently.  “I want to assure the nation and the Leader of the Opposition that the…

Manetoali’s trial starts 

Trial into the alleged fraud case of the MP for Gao/Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali has started on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Manetoali who faces 17 counts of conversion is now standing trial for 18 counts of conversion. He entered his not guilty plea to the 18th charge, before the trial started before Principal Magistrate…