West’s palm oil deal

WESTERN Provincial Government (WGP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) for the development of palm oil plantation in the province. The provincial government delegation led by Primer Pye Roberts Kevu, his deputy Wayne Maepio and others have signed the MOU with Ministry of…

Sore clarifies position

Special Secretary to Prime Minister’s Office (SSPM) says allegation against him as a director to one the companies that took up the proposed housing scheme for public servant is a misunderstanding. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Monday Mr Sore clarifies his position by stating that he is only an appointed interim director in the…

Pacific youth framework launched

THE Pacific Youth Development Framework 2014–2023 was launched last week in Suva. It was described as an era of greater coordination of youth-centred development in the pacific region. Speaking at the launching last week, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, said considerable consultation with young people, governments and other stakeholders…

Politics as propaganda

……Malaita projects described as propaganda THE PARLIAMENTARY Opposition group has described the major development projects in Malaita earmarked by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government as mere propaganda. Leader of Opposition and Member of Parliament (MP) for Hograno/Kia/Havulei constituency, Jeremiah Manele said, this in a press conference with the local media on Sunday. “The…

Communities undergo RDP training

ABOUT 40 communities around Guadalcanal province have ended their sub-project implementation committee (SIC) training over the weekend. The training was organized by Rural Development Program (RDP) for committees from the affected communities around the province. It was held at the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) conference building. David Luza from the Guadalcanal provincial support unit…

Leaders meet McCully

NEW Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has met with the Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele and Independent Leader Manasseh Maelanga last Friday. When receiving Minister McCully and his delegation at Parliament, both leaders acknowledged the New Zealand Foreign Minister’s visit and to include them in the Minister’s schedule. The Leader of Opposition Mr Manele…