MASI members to boycott press event

THE Media Association of Solomon Islands is planning to boycott a press event with the visiting Peoples Republic of China delegation. This was in response to delegation’s request to response only to two questions from the media during the press event at Heritage Park Hotel. A statement from MASI president Georgina Kekea said MASI is…

HISTORICAL VISIT

High level delegation from China arrives tomorrow SOLOMON ISLANDS will this week welcome the first and historic visit by China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister His Excellency Wang Hi, who is due to arrive in Honiara tomorrow. It is Mr. Wang’s first visit since Solomon Islands and China established diplomatic relations in September 2019. He…

Kologeto ends constituency visit

AFTER spending several days with his people of Southeast Vella Constituency, Western Province Member of Parliament (MP) Fredrick Koloqeto has successfully concluded his visit. He arrived on Wednesday and successfully conducted a number of consultations with his people and made visits to project sites. Part of the consultation was to inform communities of his intention…

CIP Premier: Wharf project must be of quality

THE Central Provincial Premier Stanley Manetiva wants the contractor of the newly wharf project at Tulagi to construct a complete quality wharf. He made this statement following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday last week, between the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) and Central Islands Province at the MID office in…

MPs PAID FOR LOYALTY

SOME $1.75 million were allegedly ‘doled’(paid) out to Malaitan MPs to remain with the DCGA government following last November’s riot and burning and the subsequent vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in early December, sources have claimed. If the claims are true, it means each of the seven Malaitan MPs collected a…

PM updated on PRC Foreign Minister’s visit

Ground preparations for the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister and state councillor Wang Yi later this week is ahead of schedule.  Ambassador of the People’s Republic China (PRC) to Solomon Islands His Excellency Mr. Li Ming today updated Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare.  Ambassador Li Ming said Mr Wang and his almost 20 member delegation will…