Temotu to purse trade links with Vanuatu

Temotu Province will continue to pursue the proposed trade link with Vanuatu. That’s according to premier Buddley Soakifono. He said his executive will consult with relevant national government ministry to further pursue the matter. Soakifono said previous executives have by-passed the relevant government ministry as well as the Melanesian Spearhead Group in their pursuit of…

CBR clarifies its roles

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in the Ministry of Health says it acknowledged complaints a person with disability raised against the organisation recently. Guadalcanal man Edwin Kuba has claimed CBR failed to respond positively to his request for assistance. He said he registered with CBR in 2014 but since then they’ve provided him with no help…

Peace vital for human security

Existence of peace in society is an important thing to human security. This was highlighted at the launching of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace website last week. UN Agencies under the UN Trust Fund for Human Security through the Ministry undertook this initiative as a post conflict resolution project in Solomon Islands.…

Ministry launches new website

A new website for the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace has been launched with support from UNDP under UN Trust Fund for Human Security. The website’s launch marked another step forward for the ministry and its partners in disseminating information to locals and those abroad, including interested organisations and individuals. Permanent Secretary Lennis…

Agriculture minister visits Honiara farmers

A team from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock paid a field visit to Honiara communities engaged in backyard farming, Friday. Led by the Minister of Agriculture, Augustine Auga and his Permanent Secretary Jimi Saelea, the team visited nursery greenhouse sites around Honiara. Sites visited were the backyard gardens component of the 2010 Agriculture and…

Police told to ‘dig deeper’

A former High Court judge has urged the police to dig deeper in their investigation of the Mbikeisland shooting. Australian Stephen Pallaras made the comments after police arrested one suspect in relation to the incident, which occurred on 9 December last year. Jim Aita is being held in custody on charges of threatening with firearm,…

DPP Lawyers leaving office

I’m concern at the trend, says Talasasa DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa says he’s gravely concern about the future of his office. Mr Talasasa raised this after three of his senior prosecutors will be leaving shortly to join the Magistrate’s Court. “I’m very concerned about the future of the Office of the Director…