Protected areas advisory committee formed

A COMMITTEE to administer and safeguard the fragile, unique and important natural environments of Solomon Islands has been formed. Dubbed the Protected Areas Advisory Committee (PAAC) consisting of ten members had their first meeting Thursday last week. A statement from PAAC yesterday said, Protected Areas Act 2010 is a national legislation in Solomon Islands that…

MP’s surprise treat on mother’s day

Elderly mothers of North Guadalcanal were treated with a surprise on mother’s day, last Sunday by their Member of Parliament (MP). More than 160 elderly mothers, most of whom are grandparents and widowers, will become recipients of a 30 Watt solar lighting kit. Member of Parliament of North Guadalcanal, Hon Samson Maneka said, he decided…

Quiet mother’s day weekend at Kirakira

Kirakira station in Makira/Ulawa Province have had a peaceful and quiet Mother’s Day weekend. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said the weekend was peaceful and the mothers really enjoyed their big day. An officer from the Kirakira police station confirmed that the mothers have organized sporting activities during the weekend just to keep them busy.…

Premier Vavanga welcomes GCIL takeover

Guadalcanal Premier, Bartholomew Vavanga has welcomed the taking of the Gold Ridge Mining Limited by the landowners associated company, Gold Ridge Comminity Investment Limited (GCIL). He said, while he welcomed the bold step taken by the landowners, the provincial government is yet to properly look into what avenue it can play in there. Vavanga said,…

New administration and training centre for HCC

Business organisations and private -households within the Honiara boundary can now be able to get appropriate information on how to dump household-wastes at the Ranadi dumpsite. This came after the Government of Japan handed over a new landfill administration and training Centre to Honiara City Council (HCC) at Ranadi dumpsite yesterday. The new centre will…

Why complain?

You choose to become a MP so don’t complain about crowded homes THE visiting Member of Parliament (MP) for the New South Wales government Jonathan O’Dea has reminded local MPs to not complain about their homes being crowded each day with constituents seeking assistance. Speaking before the MPs at the National Parliament yesterday O’Dea stressed…

Reforestation program for SI

The Ministry of Forest together with the Korean Government will be taking a National Action Plan on Forest Reforestation in the country. In a process of doing so, the Ministry has sent its some of its employees to Korea in training and to see for themselves how effective the Korean Government make use of Forest…

Woman MP hits back at PAP

Temotu Vatud MP Freda Tuki Soriacomua has hit back at the People’s Alliance Party (PAP) president Sir Nathaniel Waena over accusations that she was an arrogant party-hopper. Soriacomua contested and won last year’s election under PAP ticket. But she said she’s now resigned from PAP and now a Kandere Party member. She explained there’s nothing…

PS denies influence mineral board meet

Mines Permanent Secretary Jeffery Kauha has denied claims he delayed the Mines and Minerals Board meeting two weeks ago. Instead, he said the meeting has been convened but was not attended by the AG Chambers on one occasion and the Director was sick on the next. “It is the board that decides, not me. It’s…

Plight of diabetic patients

Two diabetic patients who are told to discharge from the National Referral Hospital have been without food supply for at least nine days. Rexford Okota, 73, and Nelson Mwaki, 38, were told to move out of the National Referral Hospital on the 27th of April last month but they refused to leave because life back…