Rennell people benefit from mining spin-offs

Village farmers, fishermen and village shop owners of West Rennell and surrounding communities are experiencing the influx of cash-flow and increase of revenue in their shops and communities as a direct result of the current bauxite mining operation in the area. A landowner Malcolm Sau who has just returned from his village in West Rennell,…

PM lauds Aust for assistance

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has lauded Australia’s contributions towards Solomon Islands development and upkeep of law and order. Mr Sogavare made the remark during the occasion to mark Australia Day on Monday where he joined Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Andrew Byrne and other Australian citizens working or residing in Solomon Islands. He said…

ROC dishes out 10,000 solar lamp sets

REPUBLIC of China (ROC) Taiwan on Tuesday officially handed over 10,000 units of solar lamps to the Solomon Islands government through the Ministry of Rural Development. The SBD $ 2.23million solar lamp project originated from ‘One students One solar’ lamp program. The handing over of the solar lamp was witness by the Minister for rural…

Failed robbery was planned: PPC

POLICE believe the failed robbery of about $4 million outside the Westpac Bank in Honiara was well planned and not coincident. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Central Police, Jack Balaga said it was a first degree robbery because of its brutal consequence. Mr Balaga said the robbery had also put the lives of the travelling…

Mayor tells stakeholders to cooperate

The Honiara City Council (HCC) this week held an open forum with some stakeholders in the City. This was purposely to discuss the implementation of the seven-meter by- law, which is part of the new executive’s 100-day plan. During the forum, City Mayor Alfrence Fatai appealed to the stakeholders to cooperate and contribute towards making…

Maelanga reminds PM to ‘listen’

LEADER of Independent group in parliament Manasseh Maelanga stands by his earlier warning to the government on its intentions to appoint its political appointees, advisors, political offices, and national consultants.  ‘’Many appointments have been made by any Government of the day, it is usual government business, however my call was made in light of the…