NEW FEMALE MP

Lanelle Tanangada is the new Member of Parliament (MP) elect for Gizo/Kolombangara constituency. This follows her landslide victory over former Prime Minister and top contender Gordon Darcy Lilo during Wednesday’s by-election. Mrs Tanagada’s win has dashed Lilo’s hope to regain power for the second time in Parliament. Mrs Tanagada was declared winner just after 8pm…

Dr Rohorua new PSC chair

The newly appointed chairperson of the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been sworn in. He is Dr. Frederick Isom Rohorua who has replaced Eliam Tangirongo, who has taken up another appointment as the Solomon Islands High Commissioner Designate to United Kingdom. Dr. Rohorua’s has served under the Officer of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as…

Tome’s closing sub, Wednesday

  The former Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, David Tome, accused of converting $80,000 of constituency fund will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for the closing submission on his matter.   Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea will then set a date for the judgment after hearing the closing submissions at 1.30pm today. The…

Balance diet is vital

A SPECIALIST from the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) urges locals from Balasuna areas to eat balance diet every day during meal time. James Yu was speaking at an integrated workshop held at Balasuna in North-East Guadalcanal on Friday. “Its important these days that you eat balance diet to control non communicable disease (NCD) that is…

Farmers attend integrated workshop

MORE than 30 farmers, students and teachers of Balasuna Bible College in North East Guadalcanal attended a one day integrated workshop on Friday. The training was organised by Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) at Balasuna. The workshop offered knowledge on how to manage a farm to reach its maximum production in the most efficient way. The…

Gwounahau road work extended

 THE newly constructed Anorara Taba’a eight kilometer road has been extended further into the mountains in East Kwara’ae, Malaita Province. The graveling of the road has now moved further up Gwounahau village, reports reaching the paper said. Twelve communities will soon have direct access to Malaita provincial capital for the first time as soon as…

NSO meets with FAO reps

THE National Statistics Office (NSO) has met with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recently over the National Agriculture Survey Project 2017 (NASP). The meeting with the FAO representatives is to; ·         Discuss the National Agriculture Survey Project 2017 (NASP) data analysis and report writing including launching and dissemination ·     …

NZ’s Helping Hand backs HOH

HEARTS of Hope (HOH) charitable organization based in Malaita province has received a timely donation from the Helping Hand group from New Zealand. Helping Hand has sent a container of clothes, blankets and shoes to Hearts of Hope last week. This timely was made possible through and Jeanette and Mrs Frank Short to Hearts of…

Red carpet welcome for PM in Taipei

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has been accorded a red carpet welcome in Taipei, Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan. The Prime Minister was given a guard of honour at a state ceremony held at the presidential palace on Monday. Prime Minister Houenipwela also held bilateral talks with the ROC Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The Prime Minister…