Landowner lauds APID’s court challenge

A Rennell landowner has applauded the bold stand taken by the Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) company to challenge the legality of the export permit granted to PT Mega Bingtang Borneo by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government. Speaking to the Solomon Star, the landowner told the paper that argument over rights to export…

Malaita to allocate land for MCT staff

Malaita Provincial Government has promised the Ministry for Culture and Tourism (MCT) that it would provide a land to build staff houses tourism officers who will be based in Auki, Malaita Province. Deputy Premier for Malaita Provincial Government Premier Alick Maeaba revealed this last week in response to a request by the Minister for Culture…

‘Reshuffling not influenced’

THE move by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government to reshuffle its Ministers was not influenced by personal interests, as alleged by some people, an insider from the Office of the Independent Group says. Speaking to the media recently the insider told this paper that the swapping of Ministers portfolios are done with good…

SI night impressed DWU

The Divine Word University (DWU) auditorium on Saturday night in Madang Campus came alive during the SI night cultural show. Students and the public turned out in numbers to enjoy the international flavour of varieties of cultural dance from various provinces in SI. The stadium was on rapture as SI students performed the famous panpipe…

Tribes reconcile following dispute over island

TWO tribes in Langalanga, Malaita Province have finally reconciled last week following a dispute over the Matalibore Island in the lagoon since 2011. Minister of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Bartholomew Parapola and his high level delegation witnessed the moving reconciliation. Matalibore is an island in the Langalanga lagoon which the Ministry had funded since 2011…

Political Parties Integrity Act to be reviewed

The Political Parties Integrity Act (PPIA) that was tested during the National General Election last year is on a process to be reviewed. This was pointed out by the Registrar of the Political Parties Integrity Commission, Calvin Ziru during a joint press conference with the local media on Wednesday. He added that the PPIA have…

Efforts to stop fish vendors from cheating

Honiara City Council (HCC) through the office of the Market Master is planning to monitor the weighing scales used by fish vendors at the Honiara Central Market. This came after few incidences of unscrewed weighing scales that occurred over weekend. Speaking to the Solomon Star this week, an officer from the office of the Market…

Journalists urged to strive for quality reporting

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has re-emphasized the need for local journalists to strive for quality reporting. He re-iterated this to go inline with the theme of this year World Press Freedom Day ‘Let Journalism thrive towards better reporting, gender equality and Media safety in the digital age.’ He said, everyone know the importance of media…