Little done with Singaporean connection

SINGAPORE is a country Papua New Guinea could tap into for trade and investment opportunities, an official says. Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Richard Maru, during his recent visit to Singapore,   urged the National Government to invest in its growing relationship with Singapore. Despite having a diplomatic office in Singapore, he became aware that no…

Local businessman calls for removal of CASSI boss

Local businessman Peterson Boso calls for the removal of CASSI Director because of what he claimed as his inability to handle the Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines Saga effectively and efficiently. He claims the standoff between the two airlines would have been avoided, had the Director for CASSI, Mr George Satu done his job properly.…

Premier says planning vital for G-Province

AS Guadalcanal is one of the fastest growing provinces in terms of population, planning is important, Guadalcanal premier Anthony Veke said. Speaking during the province’s commemoration of her second appointed day last Friday, Mr Veke said the province’s population now stands at about 90,000. “As such, the burden now is on the provincial government to…

Maelanga lauds Guadalcanal leaders

GUADALCANAL Province has been our economic hub where most of the economic activities and business houses operate. ‘And for most of us, we are fortunate and privileged to call it (Guadalcanal) our home.” Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga delivered the remarks during the celebration of Guadalcanal second appointed day last Friday. Mr Maelanga acknowledged the…

Peace, Unity emphasized during GP day

MINISTER for Provincial Government Silas Tausinga said peace and unity are two elements needed to progress prosperity in the country. While congratulating Guadalcanal Province during the commemoration of Guadalcanal Province’s second appointed day at the Don Bosco Institute last Friday, Mr Tausinga said underlined the importance of working together for the betterment of Guadalcanal as…

Forum Leaders warn of disappearing Pacific

AFP – Pacific leaders warn that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to address climate change. The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) wrapped up its annual meeting in Palau with a call to action on global warming. The 15-nation regional grouping says there is no excuse not to act to…

SIDT prepares for pre-election outreach

Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) is preparing to engage in a nation-wide pre-election awareness and voter education throughout the country next week. The awareness program is a project initiated by SIDT and funded by European Union with the help of Development Service Exchange (DSE) and Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF). The project aims to…