Peaceful rally today

 A PEACEFUL rally calling for Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders to vote for West Papua to become full member of the MSG will go ahead today after permission was granted by the Police Commissioner yesterday. Solomon Islands Solidarity for West Papua Freedom (SISWPF) is organising the rally to demonstrate their support for West Papua. Initially…

Ports Achievement

Discipline is very crucial if the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), as a State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), is to move forward, Chief Executive Officer, Colin Yow says. Mr Yow made the remark in Singapore this week when he presented an overview of SIPA’s projected growth to a visiting Solomon Islands Government delegation. The delegation consisting of…

Ms Santos: Scale up the fight

The visiting Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Marta Santos Pais has called on the Solomon Islands Government to redouble its effort towards achieving full implementation of protocols to the protection of child convention.  “It’s time to scale up,” said the SRSG, Ms. Pais.  While she acknowledges passing of the Child and Family…

APID offers way out

Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) has willingly offered a way out of the mess on Rennell mining, suggesting taking the place of exporting stockpiles because they are a legal mining company. The call came after decision taken by Cabinet to approve PT Bintang Borneo limited shipment of stockpiled bauxite from the Rennell mine creating much…

National statistics development strategy workshop

The Solomon Islands Government requires reliable statistical evidence to develop, implement and evaluate its increasingly diverse and complex sustainable economic development program. To achieve this goal, the National Statistics Office in the Ministry of Finance and Treasury is coordinating the formulation of the National Statistics Development Strategy, a 20-year plan to oversee the development of…

Wasi: Museum not fully utilized

The museum in the Solomon Islands is not fully utilized by our education fraternity, says the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr John Wasi. Mr Wasi highlighted this in his speech during the launching of the International Museum Day at the National Art Gallery grounds on Thursday. “I am very sad…

Auki’s help in Vanuatu applauded

POLICE patrol boat ‘Auki’ has returned yesterday after completing a “successful mission” in providing relief assistance to Vanuatu following the recent Cyclone PAM. Police commissioner, Frank Prendergast on Thursday during the weekly police media conference, said the mission was very successful according to the Vanuatu government and other stakeholders there. “It provided valuable support in…

Vanuatu mission dubbed a success

Welcome back, we are glad to have you back, we glad your mission is successful and very well-done says the Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast in a brief ceremony held at Aola bay to welcome Patrol Boat Auki from a two months humanitarian service in Vanuatu. In his statement Commissioner Frank said, what the 14 crew…

Malaita Premier visits South Malaita

A DELEGATION from the Malaita Provincial Government led by Premier Peter Channel Ramohia visited South Malaita over the past two weeks. The delegation included Mrs Premier Susan Ramohia, Provincial Minister for Finance and Administration Joe Heroáu for ward 25 and security officer David Su’umani. The delegation visited Uhu and Tawairoi communities from 9th May and…