MID urged to clarify transport grant

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Ministry of Infrastructure & Development to verify whether the leaked document containing the recipients of the National Transport and Infrastructure grant are confirmed recipients. The Opposition Group urged the ministry to verify the 35 recipients in the list which includes a good number of dubious shipping companies…

Atoifi police post is closing down

ATOIFI police post in east Malaita will close down tomorrow because of threats from a landowner. The landowner threatened the two officers there after police raided his illegal bottle shop at the end of last month. Outgoing Malaita Provincial Police Commander Alfred Uiga confirmed this to the Solomon Star on Wednesday. He said the bottle…

Fangaria on dental service

LEADER of Be Happy Ministry, Mambo Fangaria has called on the government to prioritise the dental department in Honiara. This came after the dental department does not offer service to provide false teeth to patients. Fangaria said dental departments in Auki and Gizo have provided false teeth except for Honiara. As such he asked why…

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…