PM in Noumea for talks

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia, to meet with leader of the Front de Liberation Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS). He is travelling there as chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The FLNKS meeting is part of his 13-day round of meetings with leaders of the MSG. The FLNKS is…

New MSSIF team leader takes office

THE Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) new team leader Dr Anne- Maree Schwarz has started in her new role on Tuesday last week. She takes over from Simon Diffey, whose three-year contract ended this week and has since left the country to return to England. In welcoming the incumbent MSSIF Team Leader, Ministry of…

Media training on parliamentary reporting ends

A TRAINING workshop to improve the standard of reporting Parliamentary meetings in Solomon Islands and Fiji ended successfully in Honiara on last Thursday. British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Chris Trott thanked all the participants, trainers, Patrick Gregory and Steve Taschini and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Suva for funding the workshop. Gregory…

Bail to alleged fraudster

THE court last Friday granted bail for the gold dealer facing conversions charges of more than $400,000 in relation to allegations in 2014. Michael Bosa was released on a cash bail of $500 with strict conditions attached. The conditions restricted him leaving Honiara town boundary, to report to Tetere police post in East Guadalcanal once…

G Province may sue builder

GUADALCANAL provincial executive has threatened to take legal action against MS Finay Building Construction Firm to resolve a pending dispute over disparities in bill charges for the construction work at its headquarters at Kukum, east Honiara. The dispute over the bill charge and none payment by the Guadalcanal Provincial Government saw a halt to the…

PM urged to occupy Red House

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has called on the Prime Minister to move to the official residence of the Prime Minister better known as the Red House at Vavaea Ridge overlooking Central Honiara. In a press statement, Thursday, the Opposition group said the Prime Minister must do so now by moving out from his private government…

Proactive policing at its best

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in their active campaign to curb crime has employed a proactive policing program. RSIPF is training young people with music lessons at the Saint Albans Parish at Tandai, West Honiara. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said this is one of the on-going programs as part of the RSIPF crime…

Gela MP takes delivery of 11 canoes

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Ngella constituency and Minister of Culture and Tourism, Bartholomew Parapolo has taken delivery of 11 new fiberglass canoes for his constituency. Mr Parapolo took delivery of the fiberglass canoes from RM Engineering and Fiberglass firm which manufactured the products. The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) under Rural Development Department under…

Hospital theatre work queried

Doctors not impressed with renovation DOCTORS working at the operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) are not impressed with the quality of repair work done so far. Two of the three theatres have been closed since December last year due to their debilitating states. The situation was kept under wraps until more than…