Danny on diplomatic friends

MEMBER of Parliament for Rendova -Tetepari Danny Philip calls on the world’s liberal democracies to negotiate an acceptable deal with China (PRC) on the Two-China question at the highest level so that Taiwan can be treated as an equal amongst the family of nations at the United Nations. He made the call following the decision…

Kuma refutes CBSI advisory on debt

FINANCE and Treasury Minister Harry Kuma has refuted a Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) advisory of the potential debt distress should the country borrow more money from China. CBSI offered the advisory to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at his request as part of the recent government review of the Taiwan-Solomons relationship and the potential…

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…

PS calls on staff to pull up socks

STAFF of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) have been challenged to pull up their socks and work hard to help contribute strengthen the economy. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Ethel Frances made the call early this week during a 2019 Senior Extension staff conference at the SIBC conference…

Taiwan projects cease 

TAIWAN in its final attempt to salvage its ties with Solomon Islands has promised to pour in more projects for Solomon Islands as part of assisting the country. Taiwan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Szu-chien Hsu announced this following his arrival in the country on Monday for a brief visit. But his announcement fell…

PAP hits out at switch

SUPPORTERS of the People’s Alliance Party in Honiara and Makira say closing of diplomatic ties with the Republic of China on Taiwan by the Government of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is a sad affair for Solomon Islands. PAP does not have a member in the National Parliament as its candidates who had won seats in…