NZ delegation visits eye centre

A NEW Zealand high level delegation led by Therese Walsh, Peter Kiely and Gill Greer, advisers to the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the new Regional Eye Centre (REC) on Friday. Walsh, Kiely and Greer are members of the International Development Advisory and Selection Panel (IDASP), an independent group that provides advice to…

New mechanic school opens in Auki

The Auki Academic Community School (AACS) was officially opened on Thursday at Kwaibala riverside in Auki Malaita province. The newly opened school will focus on training mechanics. The school’s motto is: “Learning Our Ways Forward.” Speaking during the official opening school director John Ulasi said, Auki community and the township have been without such a…

Removal call reiterated

LEADER of the Opposition group Jeremiah Manele has reiterated his call to the Prime Minster Manasseh Sogavare to sack his Special Secretary Rence Sore and the Minister of Forestry Bodo Dettke. Mr. Manele made the call in a press conference yesterday at the Sir Paul Tovua complex in Honiara. He said, there are serious national…

Hou: PM not in control

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is no longer the national manager of the country that he used to be, says Small Malaita Member of Parliament Ricky Hou. The former Finance Minister made this statement after seeing Mr Sogavare’s seven months in leadership had fall short of people’s expectation. He said, the Prime Minister knows the economy…

Beijing supports Chung Wah

Chung Wah School in Honiara on Monday received financial support from the Beijing government based in mainland China with a sum of SBD$310,000.00. The donation was the part of an ongoing support from mainland China to redevelop the Chinese operated school in Honiara. Speaking to this paper yesterday on behalf of the school, chairman of…

PM assures Malaita of gov’t support

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has appealed for cooperation and mutual partnership amongst the Malaita Provincial Government, resource owners, churches, non-governmental organisations and community groups in the province to ensure economic development and prosperity. The Prime Minister made the appeal in his address at the province’s 32nd Second Appointed Day Anniversary celebration in Auki Friday where…

APID secures mine caveat

Move baffles Rennell landowners LOGGING company, Asia Pacific Investment Development Ltd (APID) has taken a 10-year caveat over mining tenements in West Rennell, deepening the controversy over the controversial grant of its mining lease as well as the process of its land acquisition At the same time, the company has doubled the size of its…