Good governance, customary land top DCC’s list

GOOD governance and customary land are the two central themes emphasized in the Sogavare’s led Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s (DCCG) policy priority programmes for the next four years. Speaking at the policy launch Tuesday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said, the two central themes emphasized in his government’s programmes are the pursuit for good governance…

Tetere Correctional gets support

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) has handed over equipment to Tetere Correctional Centre. UNDP Human Security Trust Fund (HSTF) funded the equipment under the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace. The equipment included, tables, chairs, cabinet, computer set, printer, tonors, kitchens utensils, Pprojector, A4 ctn rim papers. Speaking…

Human Rights, critical building block for good governance

Pacific Parliamentarians from 11 Pacific Island countries were reminded today that embracing the principles of human rights such as transparency, accountability, non-discrimination and participation into parliamentary systems will promote good governance and result in improved development outcomes for the region. The 23 members of Parliament are in Nadi this week attending the first day of…

Mobile firm supports students

BEMOBILE/Vodafone is offering specials in 3G handsets and tablets as part of the Back to School Program. Speaking to the paper the company’s Solomon Islands based Chief Executive Officer (CEO Niall Downey said, the special is to ensure students returning to school have accessed to data services through the 3G handsets and tablets offered at…

South road passengers stranded

TRUCKLOADS of passengers from the Are,are and West Kwaio regions bound for Auki yesterday morning never made it due to a flooding Laulana River at Radefasu. Laulana Bridge at Radefasu connects Central Kwara’ae to the West Kwaio and West Are’are constituencies. The bridge was burnt after results of the recent national general elections emerged, by…

SI seafood businesses stand chance to grow from Fish 2.0

Solomon Islands entrepreneurs working within the seafood sector from boat to plate could exponentially expand their businesses through the Fish 2.0 competition launched globally early this month. Fish 2.0 is a business competition that connects investors with seafood businesses giving them an opportunity to win over $180,000 in prizes, gain international visibility, find strategic partners…

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…