SI appointments for BSP staff

HONIARA, (THE NATIONAL) – Two of Bank South Pacific’s (BSP) Papua New Guinea-based staff members have been appointed to management roles in its Solomon Island operations.  Paul Kalai was appointed to manager retail operations and Theresa Kalivakoyo as financial controller of BSP Solomon Islands operations. Kalai’s brings with him over 20 years of banking experience.…

Keep our village clean to stop malaria!

In our continuous struggle to fight against malaria in Guadalcanal province, the provincial malaria program has organized a visit to Kobiloko village where is located on Westside of Guadalcanal island.  The trip was organized due to abnormal increase of cases reported from the said village by their nearby clinic. We found that there was some…

Corruption taints us with bad image

Revelations of corrupt practices, especially in the growing mining sector, is an odour colour to the country’s image, according to research findings by Dr Graham Baines. Baines has been in the Solomon Islands since 1981 and is currently a research fellow in the school of social science at the University of Queensland. In his discussion…

Politics as propaganda

……Malaita projects described as propaganda THE PARLIAMENTARY Opposition group has described the major development projects in Malaita earmarked by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government as mere propaganda. Leader of Opposition and Member of Parliament (MP) for Hograno/Kia/Havulei constituency, Jeremiah Manele said, this in a press conference with the local media on Sunday. “The…

Communities undergo RDP training

ABOUT 40 communities around Guadalcanal province have ended their sub-project implementation committee (SIC) training over the weekend. The training was organized by Rural Development Program (RDP) for committees from the affected communities around the province. It was held at the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) conference building. David Luza from the Guadalcanal provincial support unit…

‘Taskforce must be independent’

A West Rennell landowner has called on the Renbel provincial government to recheck their formed task-force and ensure that its members are free of bribery, independent and non-affiliated to any logging or mining companies. Speaking to the Solomon Star news last Sunday Rex Soaika stressed that the role played by the task force is highly…

Leaders meet McCully

NEW Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has met with the Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele and Independent Leader Manasseh Maelanga last Friday. When receiving Minister McCully and his delegation at Parliament, both leaders acknowledged the New Zealand Foreign Minister’s visit and to include them in the Minister’s schedule. The Leader of Opposition Mr Manele…