Malaitans raise $45k for building project

THE National Malaitans Fundraising Committee-in aide of the proposed Malaita Provincial Assembly Chamber building project have raised more than $45,000 during the celebration of the Malaita Second Appointed day at National Art Gallery on Monday. The total amount raised includes pledges but excluding donation in kind. “It was a blessed day for Malaitans here in…

Land Act blamed for dispute

THE current Land and Title Act has been blamed as the main cause of land disputes throughout the country. Malaita Premier highlighted during the province’s second appointed day celebrations on Monday. Premier Peter Chanel Ramoihia said; “the current Land and Title Act is the root cause of the land disputes as the Land and Title…

Premier Mapuli challenged

ONE of the resigned ministers from the Central provincial government led by Premier Selwyn Mapuli says the premier needs to speak the truth to the people of central province. James Galini told the Solomon Star on Wednesday that they will bring up the motion. “Yes we will bring up the motion against you Mapuli,” he…

USP SI graduation set

A GRADUATION ceremony for the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus in Honiara is scheduled for next month. Dr Patricia Rodie, acting director for the USP SI Campus confirmed this to the paper yesterday. “The USP Graduation is scheduled for Friday 2nd September 2016,” she said. The graduation ceremony as usual…

Farewell parade for officers on UN duty

A COMMISSIONER’S parade ceremony to farewell our first police officers to be deployed under United Nations Deployment Mission program was held on Thursday at the Rove Police headquarters. Police Media Unit confirmed adding a commissioner’s media press conference also followed at 11am. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast earlier on announced in a press conference that it…

Malaita affirms stand

Ramohia: Federalism is not on our table MALAITA has maintained it will not take part in any discussion on the proposed federal system for the country. Premier Peter Ramohia reiterated this when speaking at his province’s 33rd Second Appointed Day in Auki, Monday. “I would like to state again that Malaita Provincial Assembly would still…

PM hails Malaita

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated the Malaita provincial government and the People of Malaita happy 33rd second appointed day celebration on Monday in Auki. Prime Minister Sogavare who was the guest of honour during the 33rd Malaita second appointed day anniversary held in Auki Malaita province yesterday has congratulated the Malaitan…

A wonderful gift

THE country’s multi-million dollar international seaport dubbed a ‘Wonderful gift’ was officially unveiled in Honiara yesterday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officiated in the ceremony which was also graced by the presence of the Minister for Infrastructure Development, Hon Jimmy Lusibaea, the Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Kenichi Kimiya and other top officials. Mr…

Additional US$5m for cable project

Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) Shadrach Fanega said the outstanding US$5million for the Undersea Cable project will be passed in next year’s budget. He clarified this after revelation that the government is willing to shoulder the outstanding cost, which was late to include in the budget for…