Munda Airport to get upgrade

THE Government this week signed a co-funding agreement with New Zealand to give the runway at Munda Airport an international upgrade. A statement from the New Zealand High Commission in Honiara said currently, all international flights into Solomon Islands are required to land at Henderson Airport – the country’s only International airport. “This means that…

Our position on Taiping Island

THE Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Honiara would like to explain its government’s position on the award rendered by the tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague concerning the South China Sea arbitration brought by the Philippines. The ROC government stresses that it is entitled to all rights over…

Youths need to build peace here

PEACE cannot be achieved without the participation of young women and men, a peace-building workshop was told on Thursday. Statesman, former politician, and former Speaker of Parliament Sir Paul Tovua was opening the half-day UN Peacebuilding Programme, ‘Supporting Peaceful and Inclusive Transition in Solomon Islands’, in Honiara yesterday. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised…

Taiwan farm offer discussed

A PROPOSITION for the Taiwanese Government to send a technical expert to Solomon Islands to assist in organizing local farmers to go into commercial farming was discussed in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung on Wednesday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation currently on a state visit to Taiwan discussed the proposition when they met…

PM visits Taiwan’s SEZs

AS part of Government’s move to start introducing the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) concept to stimulate economic growth, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation toured the Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) this week. The delegation is on an eight day visit in Taiwan. The visit was organised to allow the Prime Minister Sogavare and…

Raramo: Rise up Malaita

THE Vice Chairman for ‘Malaitans for Malaita Initiatives’ through the National Malaita Fundraising Committee (NMFC) Redley Raramo has revealed that his committee is organizing a special event on the Malaita Second-appointed day to be held on August 15, 2016 here in Honiara. The theme for the celebration is ‘Rise up Malaita’. This theme is in…