Gov’t told to address real issues

THE Government is urged to address the underlying problems of the ethnic conflict rather than jumping the gun to cover things up. Honiara resident Francis Lakwasia made the comments ahead of the upcoming National Healing and Apology week, scheduled from July 1 to 7.  “I disputed this proposed week-long national healing and apology programme from…

Forestry awareness conducted in Visale

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Forestry and Research, Utilisation Department had successfully completed a one day sustainable forestry management awareness in Visale area, Northwest Guadacalanal on Tuesday. John Toki from the area reported that more than 20 participants from Guadalcanal and Honiara participated in the training. “This awareness is to educate our resource owners that…

New ship for East Kwaio

East Kwaio took delivery of a new landing craft yesterday in Honiara. This was revealed by a constituency officer to the paper. This is part of an effort by the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu in fulfilling the dreams of the people in his constituency, who have longed to have a…

Urban initiatives highlighted

THE country’s urban development initiatives have been emphasized by the Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Hon. Moses Garu, Monday. Garu was speaking at the opening of the three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) which will end today in Honiara. “My Ministry is fortune to have a number of initiatives tackling the cross…

Maepio assures people, province

Western provincial Deputy Premier Wayne Maepio says that there are proper channels that can be and should be taken when there are complaints against the government. In an interview he explained that the provincial government is the overall mother body looking after everyone including the provincial executives and any complaints can be channelled through the…

PM: Fear Not

Sogavare tells nation to trust armed cops PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says there’s nothing to fear about police officers being rearmed. He made the assurance at the opening of the new Police National Response Department Building at Rove Police headquarters. The building houses the new police armoury. “I can assure everyone – the members of…

Death Probe

Police investigate death in custody THE son of a former diplomat and MP the late Francis Saemala has died in police custody on Monday following his arrest last Friday. David Morton Sireheti Saemala, 23, is the last born son of late Saemala. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast confirmed the death and said they are treating the…