New Guadalcanal province line-up set, urged to perform

MEMBERS of the new Guadalcanal provincial executive on Thursday took their oaths of allegiance at their Kukum, official headquarters. The executive included Rollen Seleso (Deputy Premier) and Provincial Minister, John Nano (Provincial Minister, for Lands Culture & Tourism), Patrick Koeolia (Women, Sport and Youths), Lazarus Alfred Rina (Provincial Minister for Health and Medical Services), David…

Malaita to elect premier today

MALAITA Province will elect its new premier, Friday. Nomination opened on Thursday and closes at 2:30m pm today to be followed by the election at 3pm. The Assembly has no time to waste because the 30 days given for a new assembly to form a new government lapses today as well. Meanwhile the group led…

Cocoa farmers want gov’t support

COCOA farmers in Ranongha calls on the national government to provide advisory and other forms of support to help them improve their farms. The South Ranongha farmers said many villagers are engaging in cocoa farming but without any assistance from anyone. “Villagers are very interested and have taken the initiative to move into cocoa farming.…

Mbike shooting remains police top priority

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the shooting incident at Mbike Island remains a top priority. Mr Prendergast made no updates on the investigation but said an assigned taskforce is making progress. The alleged shooting involving fire arms was carried out by unknown people against elected Members of Parliament who went on retreat prior to the…

Oso denies PM’s involvement claims

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Eight nominated for Malaita speaker’s post

EIGHT people are in for today’s election of a speaker for Malaita. At the close of nomination yesterday, provincial clerk Mathew Maefai confirmed eight people were nominated. Most of them are former members of the assembly. The candidates are; Joseph Au former provincial member for ward one Aoke-langalanga, Titus Fika former chief Education officer for…

HCC team prepares to roll out spraying program

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) Vector Born Disease Control Program (VBDCP) will roll out another malaria spraying program next month. The programme is to reduce the increase in mosquito experience during this wet period. The program will be conducted in various parts of Honiara and Guadalcanal. VBDP program officer George Fafale said the spraying program…

MPAs pledge to salvage Malaita

MALAITA provincial members have promised to work together as a group to achieve development aspirations of the province’s new administration. Speaking during an induction meeting on Tuesday at the provincial assembly’s green house after taking their oaths of allegiances, the members admitted that the province is sinking and needs their support to rescue it. Malaita…

Vavanga to allocate portfolios today

THE GUADALCANAL new executive line-up will today allocated ministerial portfolios according to the new premier Bartholomew Vavanga. Mr Vavanga said 11 members were given portfolios. He said his new executive will improve on past failure by the outgoing group. “We will improve the province’s revenue and draw up a new plan that we will work…