MV TAEMAREHO SAILS AMIDST CONTROVERSY

A thundery welcome for an Are’Are warrior   DRENCHING rain and claps of thunder welcomed West Are’Are’s passenger boat, the MV Tahimareho when it sailed into Point Cruz on Saturday afternoon. It was the ship’s first commercial trip to and from Auki on Malaita since its tragic accident on 3rd April this year. Some 27…

93% of girls feel unsafe in Honiara City 

Ninety-three percent (93%) of girls are feeling unsafe on the streets of Honiara City according to a recent survey.  This was revealed by Plan International Country Manager Ella Kauhue during her presentation at the Youth Empowerment Art Exhibition on Thursday 17 December. Ms. Kauhue said that 93% of girls feel unsafe in public spaces and…

ESP now online

THE details of the much-awaited Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) will soon be made public after the Permanent Secretary of Finance launched the ESP Management Information (ESP-MIS) and the ESP Content Management systems (ESP-CMS) on Friday. Speaking at the launching, Mr. McKinnie Dentana said both applications are web-based meaning that they are accessible by URL on…

Investigation continues into gold bar robbery 

Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said the investigations into the recent gold bar robbery is continuing.   Commissioner Mangau made the assurance when responding to a question posed by a member of the media during his weekly media conference. The reporter asked if the person arrested was the one that was injured during the robbery.  Mangau however…

LAND SAGA DEEPENS

Registrar of Titles bites the bullet over land dealings JOSEPH ALEVE MALANGA – the man who stood his ground in a stand-off with the Commissioner of Lands, Alan McNeil over the transfer of Fixed Term Estate (FTE) – has been suspended as the Registrar of Titles. Mr. Malanga confirmed his suspension, Friday. “Yes, I have…

Health Hands Over Three Water Supply Projects in Choiseul Province

This month the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) together with Choiseul Provincial health team officially handed over three water supply projects, Veqa-Siro, Loloque- Panarui and Vavudu –Tambasaru project in the Choiseul province.  This was made possible through funding provided by the European Union (EU) through the Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination…

New terminal for Munda International Airport

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has won the publicly advertised bid for the Design and Building of Munda International Airport Terminal Building in the Western Province. These terminal building works will significantly contribute to the government aspirations to improve and upgrade airport infrastructure as stated in the DCGA Policy 5.2.1.4 a) and e). This…