Group want closed airport in Malaita re-opened

A CONCERN group in Auki, Malaita province is calling on both the national government and the new provincial assembly (MPA) to re-open airports in Malaita Province. The group said Gwaunaru’u and Parasi airports have been closed for some time now and must be reopened. Gwaunaru’u airport in west kwara’ae and Parasi airport in small Malaita…

Malaita premier chooses deputy

THE Malaita’s new premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has confirmed his deputy premier on Tuesday and he is Alick Maeaba. Mr Maeaba is a provincial member for ward 29 and was the deputy premier in the Suibaea led government last term. He is not a new man to the post. On Monday this week premier Ramohia…

Malaria survey scheduled for next month

A PROPOSED Vector Borne Disease Control Program (MVBDCP) survey that supposed to be conducted last year is scheduled to start next month. The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Vector Borne Disease Control Program (MVBDCP) organised the survey for all provinces except for Rennel and Bellona Province. Malaria indicator survey coordinator Charles Ghambu said they postponed…

Alleged armed robbers remanded

A young man who allegedly involved in an armed robbery with two others on New Year’s at the new fuel/gas station at Lungga cross-road, have been charged. Twenty-four year-old Anthony Cecil is facing one count of armed robbery and another of possession of firearms and ammunition in certain areas. He is currently in custody after…

Malaitans pleased with DCC’s assurance

A MALAITA man has expressed gratitude with the Democratic Coalition for Change Government for the assurance made on Tuesday on development projects earmarked for Malaita. George Ramo said people of Malaita should also be happy that the DCC has assured the province of its commitment to see the projects implemented. The DCC yesterday in a…

Japan to upgrade Honiara office

SOLOMON Islanders who want to trade their products to Japan are hoping the embassy recruits a trade officer this year. This comes as the Japanese Embassy in Honiara prepares to become independent from Papua New Guinea. The Honiara office has been operating under Japan’s Embassy in Port Moresby since 1978. However, the Japanese Foreign and…