Group denies tension rumours

GUADALCANAL Post Conflict, Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (GPCRRRA) has denied any rumour of the repeat of the civil unrest. The rumour is circulating within Honiara, provincial centres and villages. President of GPCRRRA, Joseph Sangu and his vice president, Andrew Te’e said the rumour of another civil unrest is not true. “GPCRRRA investigations around Guadalcanal…

Gov’t denies SIPA privatization claim

The Office of the Prime Minister has refuted media reports carried in the Island Sun newspaper that seeks to portray a calculated government move to privatise the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). The Office of the Prime Minister states the decision to temporarily move Solomon Islands Port Authority’s (SIPA) portfolio from the Ministry of Infrastructure…

Caucus yet to discuss PAs

CAUCUS is still to discuss the 17 political appointees of the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government where their contracts have expired on 18th April. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Andrew Muaki said they have not set the agenda ahead of Caucus meeting today. Insider sources said the 17 PAs have still received their…

The helping hands from ROC

…touched by what they see here A good number of visiting health experts have been sent here already under ROC/Taiwan and Solomon Islands bilateral cooperation, the latest are a new leader for the Taiwan health Centre and two young doctors. The new leader for the Taiwan Health Center (THC) at the National Referral Hospital is…

Defiance!

Asian logger ignores court orders to land machines in West Guadalcanal AN Asian logging firm notorious for its disregard for forestry laws has landed inwest Guadalcanal, despite a High Court Order stopping them from doing so. And it is refusing to pull out its machineries even thoughthe court orders required them to do so. RichfieldTimber…

Taro island film wins UN award

A climate change documentary filmed about Taro Island, the provincial headquarters of Choiseul province, has won an UN award. The short film is described as one of the best examples of excellent journalism, covering the plight of humans facing the challenges of climate change related issue including relocation. “The multimedia production was an example of…