Kyrgyzstan is our new friend

SOLOMON Islands has entered into diplomatic ties with the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. The country’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Collin Beck, formalised the relations with his Kyrgyzstan’s counterpart on December 22. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Beraki Jino said the two countries agreed to strengthen…

Mapuli shares plans

NEWLY elected Premier of Central Islands province, George Selwyn Mapuli says RIPEL and Anuha resort are main priorities for his new government to pursue. This comes as he is still to appoint his five ministers and sit down with them to look at their policy direction after winning the premier’s election last Wednesday at Tulagi.…

Three vie for mayor’s job

THREE candidates will contest the Honiara City Council (HCC) mayor’s post today (Tuesday). They are former mayor Andrew Mua and two newly elected councillors Alpheus Fatai (Vura ward) and Charles Cheka Aiwasuga (Naha ward). City clerk Charles Kelly declined to disclose the names of the candidates when nominations closed at 6pm yesterday, but the Solomon…