Strategy framework reviewed

National Development Strategy Framework (NDSF) 2016-2035 has commenced its review by line ministries of the government to further assess and evaluate its relevance to the long-term development plans of Solomon Islands. The consultations on the NDSF started yesterday at the Mendana Hotel conference room. Its the first of its kind, as long term development strategy…

Western delegation meets with City Mayor

Deputy Premier of Western Province Wayne Maepio and his delegation have made a courtesy visit to the City Mayor Alference Fatai and the HCC Management, Monday. City Clerk Charles Kelly said the visit is part of Western Province’s fact finding tour to learn about the operations and services of the Council which can help them…

Opposition to PM: Move to Red House

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has reiterated the call for the Prime Minister to move out from his private residence and move into the Red House. The Opposition Group in a statement yesterday questioned why the Prime Minister has been so tightlipped over his decision to remain in his private residence whilst the Speaker occupies the…

Shortage in chicken feed

THE country is currently facing a shortage in the chicken feed for layers which has triggered so much worry amongst local poultry farmers. Report reaching this paper yesterday claimed that poulty farmers in the country are finding it hard to cope with the feed shortage as their main supplier Vuvula poultry is running out of…

New office bearers for West Guadalcanal students body

WEST Guadalcanal Constituency Student Association over the weekend elected the new office bearers at Marara community high school, West Honiara. The meeting began with words of prayer and a warm welcome by West Guadalcanal Constituency Student Association President Francis Hautara. Both Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) in…

Safe to report sexually based violence

The victims of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) feel safe to come forward to facilities such as SEIF PLES as the rule of law improves in Solomon Islands. Seif Ples is a referral centre and clinic dedicated to offering coordinated and comprehensive care to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Seif Ples is located…

Students join in Commonwealth celebration

ABOUT 52 students from various high schools around Honiara took part in the annual Commonwealth celebration on Monday. The event was staged at the Paul Tovua Complex which featured speeches and poems read out by the students. The event was organized to commemorate the Commonwealth day. The programme was hosted at the Solomon Islands National…

MP Assaulted

Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki has come under the spotlight for allegedly assaulting the Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Makira over the weekend. Reports reaching the paper said, the incident occurred at the Iron Bottom Sound (IBS) hotel in Rove, West Honiara on Friday night. It all happened after both men…

Villagers claim they’re left out

These Guadalcanal landowners yesterday claimed they were deliberately left out from the proposed Tina Hydro Project in central Guadalcanal. And they urged the government to include them in the proposed hydro development. “We were originally part of the negotiations but deliberately left out during the second phase of the project,” spokesman and Bahomea paramount chief…

Tears shed as road reaches Okwala village

Apart from funeral services, one is not accustomed to seeing people shedding tears during prayer service, and much less so during a thanks-giving service. But an opening thanks-giving prayer to an event held at Okwala village in the central highlands of Malaita Province has drawn tears and sobs from many in the crowd – including…