Malaita’s agriculture office ‘torched’

Malaita’s Agriculture and Livestock extension office in Auki has been burnt completely early Monday morning. The provincial administrative building dated 1960’s is located along Sikitae Street. Provincial Agriculture Chief Officer John Faleka told the Solomon Star office in Auki there were important provincial documents that were lost in the blaze. Mr Faleka revealed that important…

Police warn motorists of wet road conditions

HONIARA continues to be pounded by heavy downpour which poses risk to motorists. The Kukum police traffic office urged all drivers to take extra care when driving in wet conditions. “Visibility is one big problem during heavy down pour. It is therefore important that care is taken,” the traffic office said. They said driving slowly…

Malaita premier confirms new executive

Newly elected Malaitan Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has appointed his new executive members over the weekend. There are 16 ministerial portfolios in the provincial executive block. The line-up is as follows: –        Japhelet David Sau – Minister for Forestry, Mines and Energy, –        Honourable Joe Heroáu – Minister for Finance and Administration, –        John Laisy…

Sogavare meets EU ambassador

The European Union has offered to assist Solomon Islands Government improve its capacity to manage state finances. EU Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Leonidas Tezapsidis conveyed the offer to Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare when he paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister this morning. Mr Tezapsidis congratulated the Prime Minister for his election victory…

New Budget in Parliament in March

Solomon Islands Government will not have a budget until March when the 10th Parliament will approve the 2015 Budget. What this means is the government will meet its expenses from   approved funds under a Parliamentary resolution in Section 103 (1) of the Constitution. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare had to ask Parliament’s approval to spend state…

NGOs tell PM to include them in talks

The umbrella body of Solomon Islands Non-Government Organisations, Development Services Exchange, has told the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare to include them in discussions. Secretary General of the Development Services Exchange, Nancy Jolo made the call following Mr Sogavare’s assurance that his government will work together with partners including NGOs and Civil Society when addressing the…

National projects will be taken on board, says PM

THE government of Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare will pursue the development of national economic projects in Malaita and Guadalcanal Provinces. The national projects include the Suafa Bay Project, the Bina Harbor Project, and Auluta Basin Project in North Malaita and the Waisisi Development Project in the Southern Region of Malaita in Malaita Province while those…

Ausaid cuts interrupt projects

The Australian Government aid cuts have interrupted Solomon Islands sanitation and health programs. Australia’s Greens has said to have village projects halted half way through completion is wrong, and has left many Australians ashamed about how the government is operating. Greens party spokesperson on aid, Senator Lee Rhiannon says more aid cuts announced by Canberra…