Malaita Deputy Speakers position vacant

THE Malaita Provincial Assembly is currently without a Deputy Speaker after its Deputy Speaker Joe Heroau recently joined the MARA government. The Deputy Speaker’s position was left vacant and by the look of things, the former MARA Deputy Premier Randol Sifoni is the most likely candidate to fill up the vacant position. Solomon Star Auki…

PM: Pfizer arriving this Tuesday

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the Pfizer vaccines will arrive in the country on November 16th  (Tuesday). Mr Sogavare stated this in his nation-wide address on Friday. “By next week we will have a third vaccine the Pfizer vaccine. “The Pfizer vaccines will arrive in the country on 16 November 2021,” Mr Sogavare said. He…

100+ LOCAL JOBS ON OFFER

THE construction phase of the 2023 Pacific Games main stadium had created over 100 job opportunities for locals in various construction areas while injecting more money into the economy over a period of six months. During the same period, the project contractor of the Stadium Project has purchased 1,800 tons of cement and over 20,000…

‘CORRUPT’ LAND DEAL

Solomon Power Tanagai Solar Farm under the cloud COMMERCIAL and individual buyers who used individual members of the Tanagai House of Chiefs to acquire land in and around Honiara have been warned to expect drastic changes to their ownership from early next year, it was revealed yesterday. The Board of Trustees of the Tanagai House…

SOLOMON POWERS PAYS $4M DIVIDEND

THE Solomon Power (SP) Board under its Hybrid Dividend Policy and the State Owned Enterprise (SOE) Act declared a dividend of SBD$4 million. This has been paid to its shareholder, the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) on Tuesday 9th November 2021. The dividend payment (Cheque) was officially handed to the Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon.…

More females graduate from SINU

FEMALES make up the majority of graduands this year at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), marking a historic turning point in gender parity. Out of total 865 graduands yesterday 63 percent are females and 37 percent are males. SINU Acting Vice Chancellor Dr Jack Maebuta said even though it is not gender balanced but…

DEMAND FOR APOLOGY

THE people of Guadalcanal have demanded the National Government to issue a formal apology regarding what they believe as disrespect and disregard to sensitivity relating to customary land issues on their island. The demand appeared in resolution number 4 reached during the Guadalcanal Leaders’ Forum held on Wednesday 29 September in Honiara. The apology demand…

MRD commences monitoring of CDF support

The Ministry of Rural Development will commence its monitoring of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) support funds to selected constituencies next week. MRD Deputy Secretary Technical (DST) Hugo Hebala said that the monitoring of CDF is an instrument basically to complement the M & E monitoring activity at the constituency level. The monitoring will be carried…