SPTO appoints new marketing officer

SPTO – The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has announced the appointment of Makelesi Muloilagi as its new Marketing Officer. SPTO Chief Executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi said Muloilagi’s inclusion was timely as the marketing division gears up for another year of competitive destination promotion and marketing in 2015for its 16 member countries. “A strong and vibrant…

Tawatana farewells volunteers

Members of the Tawatana community and two Australian volunteers fought back tears as they said goodbye in Tawatana on Makira Island. Tawatana on the North West coast of Makira Island has been home to two volunteers from the Australian Volunteers for International Development program (AVID) program for the past 7 months. The volunteers have been…

Food shortage fear

MALAITA Outer Islands (MOI) people fear they will be hit by another severe food shortage. Resident Wilson Sangahu said heavy downpour in recent weeks has affected their food gardens. “Our food gardens were swamped and soon fruit and root crops will rot,” Mr Sangahu said. He said people of the MOI always experience severe food…

Ramohia meets PM, thank him for support

MALAITA premier Peter Ramohia has thanked the Democratic Coalition for Change Government for prioritising Malaita Province in its development policy and assured that his government will do its best to support the Sogavare-led regime’s implementation of its policy intentions. Mr Ramohia expressed his gratitude when he called on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Monday. “I understand…

School results debacle

Principal says 15 students passed from Honiara High FIFTEEN form six students of Honiara High School were selected to do form seven this year, the school’s principal Johnny Maetia says. Nine will do arts while six for science, he added. Mr Maetia was responding to the widespread public criticism of his administration after the results…

Swell warning issued

A SWELL warning was issued yesterday afternoon to people living on low lying islands off Malaita, as well as those in northern Choiseul, Isabel, Makira, and Temotu. The Weather office issued the warning in light of current weather conditions. “There is a possibility of coastal inundation over low lying islands and atolls,” the warning advice…