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…

Security concern in Choiseul

A CHOISEUL man has expressed serious concerns about security in the province after an armed group looted a logging camp on three occasions without police action.  Kenneth Kibi Sia said the incidents occurred at Kakaza-Sumbi logging camp, south of Choiseul. “More than six ray boats loaded with men armed with weapons such as knifes, axes,…

Induction for MPs on Committee Systems 

A SECOND Induction training program for Members of Parliament on Parliamentary Committee System is in progress at the Heritage Park Hotel from the 24th to 26th July 2019. This second induction program looks closely at the role of committees in Parliament and the important Oversight role that committees’ play in scrutinising government policies and implementation.…