Parliament row an internal matter: PS

THE Ministry of Public Service will deal with the petition by staff of the National Parliament against resigned clerk Taeasi Sanga and her deputy Florence Naesol internally. This came after the staff demanded the government not to reinstate Mrs. Sanga and remove Mrs Naesol. Permanent secretary of Ministry of Public Service, Nego Sisiolo said a…

Charity calls for support

Local charity group, Hearts Of Hope (HOH) is calling for support to assist the group’s programme and activities. The call was made during a meeting of Rotary club members at Honiara Hotel when HOH members, Janet Aihari and John Misite’e did a presentation about the group. During the presentation, the two members shared the group’s…

Malaita policy focuses on agriculture, fishery

Newly formed Malaita Provincial Assembly executive will review the government’s draft policy this week. The policy containing 39 pages is currently in its draft form. Premier Peter Ramohia said the executive will meet tomorrow and Friday this week to screen the draft and make changes if necessary. “Members will be given the chance to look…

CJ says lateness is a problem

CHIEF Justice Sir Albert Palmer says absenteeism and punctuality is a common problem in the legal and court offices. Sir Albert made the comments during the opening of the Legal Year on Monday this week held at the High Court. “Of great concern is when the courts are not sitting on time as scheduled because…

MAL to impose strict rules on funding

THE Minister for Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has pledged to ensure the ministry’s funding for farmers is utilised properly from this year onward. Augustine Auga said he will strive to ensure right farmers benefit from the funding allocated under his ministry. “I would like to make this clear to the public that we will be…

Man in custody for wounding wife

A MAN from Harosi in Makira Province has been arrested and remanded in custody for allegedly wounding his wife. Kirakira staff sergeant Jackson Gapu said the man used a knife during a domestic row and allegedly wounded his wife with the knife. “This incident should send a clear signal that taking anger on wives violently…

New conservation group formed here

A NEW Community Conservation Association has been formed on the West Coast of Makira Island. The Tawatana Community Conservation Development Association (TCCDA) was formally constituted in October last year and has now received their Certificate of Incorporation from the Solomon Islands Registrar of Companies. The Associations chairman, Zebulon Rodomoi said:  “We are excited to have…

Asian market vital for SI

The Solomon Islands needs to take full advantage of the growing Asian market as it seeks to expand its economic base. A recent report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shown that there is rising demand in Asia for goods originating from the Pacific. “There has been a huge expansion, especially in primary…

Neighbour increases terrorism threat level

AP – The terrorism threat level for Australian police has been elevated to high. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said the change was a result of intelligence and discussions with its partners, and was in line with the broader threat level for the community. “Recent events in France, Canada and Australia serve as a sobering…