TSI commends health procurement process

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) has commended the Ministry of Health and Medical Service (MHMS) for its ambition for reform, aimed at addressing poor procurement processes that has caused devastating reputational damages to the ministry in the past. Speaking during the launching of the tender for the construction of a Pharmacy Store in Lata, Temotu Province,…

Landowners threaten to close water source

THE BIKU party tribe of Munda, Western Province have threatened to shut-off Ziata water source supply in protest over missing money.  The tribal group claimed they have not received payment of $SBD400, 000 made to the tribal owners of Ziata water source. A document cited by this paper showed a cheque of $SBD400,000.00 had been…

Call to submit $500M evidence to police

THE Ministry of Forestry must do the proper thing to hand the file of hard evidence documents pointing to unaccounted government revenue of more than $500 Million in the logging industry from the period of 2008-2013, to be submitted to the police for criminal investigation and possible prosecution. Now with the public knowledge and exposure…

Police to launch Orange day campaign

POLICE will launch the Orange Day Campaign next week to celebrate International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said the event, to be launched on August 25, is sanctioned by the United Nations. She said the national community policing, on behalf of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force…

Explosive ordinance team gifted with Kawasaki Mule

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) should now be capable to clear unexploded ordinance (UXO), thanks to a new Kawasaki mule vehicle gifted by the Australian Defence Force. The vehicle was handed over by Chief of Staff Navy Strategic Command, Peter Laver, to improve the Explosive Ordinance Dive Team’s mobility and capability to support…

20 students enrolled at Kwaibala centre

A TOTAL of 20 students have enrolled by registering their names starting Monday this week at the newly built  Academic Learning Center at kwabala,Auki  Malaita Province. The enrollment began on Monday and was closed on Friday. Speaking to this paper, Director of the Academic center, John Ulasi said the students have enrolled for training in…

Academic seminar set for this weekend

AN INTERACTIVE seminar bringing together all local students and academics studying and working at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala campus in Suva, Fiji is set for this weekend. It was a new initiative by the current Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive, led by president, Anthony Maelasi. Its called, FARAILA in a…

Malaita projects set to roll out this month

WORK on major infrastructure projects in Malaita province will begin this month following the recent formalisation of contracts between relevant Government Ministries and Contractors. These projects include the Auki Road Sealing project, Fiu Bridge Emergency works, Busurata-Okwala Road rehabilitation and Emergency Works on the North Road while scoping work for major rehabilitation for North Road,…

Hakatingisa’a: Well done Sasako

Out spoken Rennell landowner Pautangata Hakatingisa’a commends the series of investigative report produced by Alfred Sasako to expose Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) in the media. Speaking to this paper yesterday Hakatingisa’a applauded the reports by stating Renbell people owes him so much in his efforts to put things right under the laws of this…