Priest travels to COP 21

A LOCAL priest from Malaita Outer Island will attend the 2015 Paris Climate Conference in France from November 30 to December 11. Fr Nigel Francis Kelaepa is travelling with another priest, Keith Joseph from Australia. According to Fr Joseph, they were invited due their work on Climate Change Adaptation Projects with the Anglican Church of…

MPs told to help develop Kirakira

MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) for the four constituencies of Makira/Ulawa Province are being told to work together in developing the capital, Kirakira. This was raised by a local Kirakira resident Simon Waki. “Today, Kirakira is lacking what other provincial capitals in the country are having in terms of development. “There are no proper wharf, market…

Opposition accuses PM

… Of interfering with airport tender process THE Parliamentary Opposition has again hit out again at Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for alleged meddling with the Central Tender Board (CTB) formal process over the airport contract. This is in relation to the tender bids for the maintenance and cleaning services under the Ministry of Communication and…

‘There was no negotiation’

THE MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has denied any negotiation with Fiji government to resolve the air service agreement between Solomon Airlines and Fiji Airways in January this year. This came after chairman for Public Accounts Committee, Rick Hou told Parliament that the air-service agreement with Fiji, Papua New Guinea and…

Moves to address land issues in Malaita

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government will carry out a major traditional boundary demarcation exercise program in Malaita Province next year. National Consultant for Land Reform in the Office of the Prime Minister Genesis Kofana revealed in an  interview this week. “This exercise will cost taxpayers money approximately worth $1million that is for Malaita…