Call to explain Mewa’s removal

The Opposition Leader, Hon. Mathew Wale calls on the prime minister to tell the truth and explain the reasons for the sacking of Hon. Commins Mewa from the forestry portfolio.  “There have been conflicting statements by the media about this saga and the public has the right to the truth.  “It would be a real…

SBD $114.5m ESP yet to be used: Kuma 

  MINISTER of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma says around $114.5m from the $309m estimate budget for the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) announced by the Prime Minister in March, is still to be injected into the economy. Mr. Kuma announced this on the floor of Parliament during the recent Sine-die motion after declaring that $184.5million…

Premier Sade on partnership development

GUADALCANAL Provincial Premier Francis Sade wants to see the involvement of resource owners in any development taking place in the province. Mr. Sade said this is a new kind of partnership they want to forge and his executive government is keen on having a strong partnership in terms of development. Speaking at the handing over…

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Malaita benefits more from rural development projects   MALAITA Province is the highest to receive rural development projects from the national government including other development programs. Minister for Rural Development (MRD) and Member of Parliament (MP) for Fataleka Constituency in Malaita Province Rexon Annex Ramofafia uttered this during the recent sine-die motion in Parliament. This…

Where is the Transport Fund? Laura

  A CONCERN man from Temotu province has questioned the National Government and their two Member of Parliament for Nende and Pele as to where are the Transport Fund initiated by the government to support and address their transport difficulties. John Laura made the call following a good number of passengers who were denied to…

Near death accident

Deteriorating bridges along the North Road in Malaita Province continue to pose a threat to the travelling public with yet another unfortunate accident involving a three-ton vehicle providing transportation along the North Road.  In the early hours of Friday morning last week, a vehicle loaded with passengers and goods headed north was forced off Mamafua…

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…