Maelanga told to look beyond short-term projects

EAST Malaita MP and deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga is urged to look beyond the short-term projects he’s currently implementing in his constituency. Constituent John Tomekwalemanu Langi made the call in light of latest projects being implemented in the constituency. He was referring to solar power and other small constituency projects. “These are what I…

ATM robbery probe continues, court told

INVESTIGATION into the alleged robbery of an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at the Kwaimani building, Kukum, is still ongoing. A suspect is still at large and is yet to be arrested by police. Police Prosecutor Ethel Mae’ue yesterday informed the court of the ongoing investigations and sought further adjournment. This is to allow police to…

Crushing mill for West Guadalcanal

A new crashing mill for West Guadalcanal was launched over the weekend at Mangakiki village. More than 200 people turned to witness the occasion. Officiating in the launching was the minister for agriculture and livestock (MAL) David Tome, provincial and national leaders of West Guadalcanal constituency, chiefs and the main supporter of the project –…

Government vows support for coconut industry

Ministry of agriculture and livestock will be working on improving the coconut industry in the country. This was revealed by the minister David Tome during the launching of new a coconut crushing mill in Mangakiki village, west Guadalcanal last week. He said his ministry is very much concerned with the need to plant and re-plant…

POB’s board meets, makes decision here

The Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) board of management normally meets in Solomon Islands with most of its decisions done here. The explanation was made by the bank’s chief executive officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala in an interview with the paper fortnight ago. He decided to come out and explain this so that local customers can be…

Investors taking risks to invest here

INVESTORS of the country’s newly established bank – Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) are taking risks to invest in Solomon Islands. Chief executive officer (CEO) of the bank Nihal Kekulawala in an interview with the paper fortnight ago said most of the people who have invested in the bank have taken a risk. Therefore he added,…

Archbishop of Canterbury arrives

The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby and his team arrived in the country on Sunday afternoon for one three days visit. A  high level delegation from the Church of Melanesian led by the Archbishop of the Church of Melanesian in Solomon Islands the Right Reverend David Vunagi and members…

International youth day to be celebrated

The 2014 international youth day led by young people is set to be celebrated on Tuesday at Multipurpose Hall compound featuring seven days of campaign on the theme “Mental Health Matters” which will be officially launched by Hon.Peter Tom, the Minister of Women, Youth, Children & Family Affairs. The event is expected to be attended…

Community development highlighted in Kirakira

World Vision joined the celebrations of Makira/Ulawa Province’s second appointed day last week and continued with a three days mini fair show. The mini show from August 4-6 saw World Vision’s Makira Area Program displaying their project activities as part of the celebration and show casing four projects namely, Makira Climate Change Adaptation project, Makira…