$77m for CEMA’s revitalisation strategy

APPROXIMATELY SBD $77M will be channeled through the Ministry of Commerce Industry Labour and Immigration, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock and Ministry of Infrastructure Development for the implementation of the seven year, 3-phase revitalisation strategy of the Commodities Export Marketing Authority (CEMA). The CEMA Board and Management will be responsible for the implementation of the…

PARI land is gov’t’s own

  Commissioner of Lands (CoL) Alan McNeil in a public consultation on Thursday in Noro, Western Province (WP) says the land mass commonly known as PARI land is now under the hands of government through COL. This was confirmed by Mahroy Vincent of Noro who was present during the meeting and described the consultation as one…

In Court with Assumpta

Boy, 15, to face trial for manslaughter  Former lands surveyor guilty Murder in Central to High Court  Boy, 15, to face trial for manslaughter A 15 year-old male accused of the manslaughter of a man he allegedly assaulted at Bahai, Honiara in March has been committed to stand trial in the High Court, Thursday. The…

Unity highlighted at Isabel day

The unity and future of Solomon Islands’ as a nation hinges on the understanding that Isabel Province like all other provinces is established under the Provincial Government Act.  Prime Minister Manasseh Damukana Sogavare emphasized “Unity” as the guest of honour at the Isabel Province’s Second Appointed Day Celebrations in Buala Thursday, a statement issued by…

Ma’ahanua our new envoy to Fiji

SEASONED diplomat, Joseph Ma’ahanua is Solomon Islands’ new High Commissioner to Fiji, it was confirmed to Solomon Star, Thursday. In a brief interview Mr. Ma’ahanua said that subject to Covid pandemic on the ground, he hopes to leave for Suva by the end of the month. Strengthening bilateral relations tops his agenda when he gets…

Planned protest over Fiu bridge 

A PEACEFUL march to protest the decision by the Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) Executive not to accept a Chinese company to upgrade Fiu bridge is being proposed. A group of supporters believed to have been influenced by few Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) and members of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are planning the protest,…

PM’s POWER QUERIED

Clauses 45 and 46 of Health Bill 2021 give power to the PM   WHAT is the essence of a separation of powers if you have this section of the bill under Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as the head of the Executive and you also give him the task of the Judiciary? It is unacceptable…