MV Kosco held at Ringi

COASTAL freighter, MV Kosco was reported held up at Ringi in the Western Province on Monday night by relatives of a man who was claimed to have fallen over board and is yet to be found. However, latest reports from Gizo last night say the vessel was released late on Tuesday and allowed to continue…

Tango told to step down

THE five-week long political impasse that has got many people questioning who is the legitimate premier for Renbel province continues with Johnston Timothy calling on Premier Lence Tango to step down. Mr Johnston was elected recently as the new premier of Renbel having had the majority of assembly members over ousted Premier Lence Tango. However,…

Medical graduates still in Cuba

TWENTY-TWO recently graduated medical students are still waiting for flight arrangements to return home from Cuba. According to reports reaching the Solomon Star, the students are waiting on the Ministry of Education to arrange and confirm their return flights. The students graduated in July in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and…

Timothy: I still have majority

RECENTLY elected Renbel premier Johnston Timothy says he still has the majority to rule the province. This is despite a letter from the Attorney General declaring that ousted premier, Lence Tango is legally the province’s Premier. Speaking to this paper yesterday, Mr Timothy refused to go into a war of words with Mr Tango or…

Work starts on Kamaosi road

WORK on the much waited Kamaosi Road project in the Gao/Bugotu area of Isabel Province started on Monday this week. Chief Hugh Tazzy Bogese of the area reported that machineries for the construction work were shipped and off loaded last week at Kasera port. He said that the Isabel provincial government has contracted Glengrow, a…

Conference to re-affirm Pacific identity

PROMINENT academics from five universities around the Pacific participated in the Wansolwara conference at Divine Word University, Madang in Papua New Guinea (PNG), to discuss the importance of restoring Pacific identity, on Tuesday. Top of the agenda was to protest against the dominant narrative, that development means selling of/ or exploiting our lands and our…

Gov’t urged to respect Gold Ridge landowners

THE much awaited Gold Ridge Landowners royalties is close to being finalised by the Ministry of Mines and the Gold Ridge Landowners Council. But in a statement on Tuesday, the chairman of the Gold Ridge Community and Landowners Council, Dick Douglas has called on the Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo to respect his people. “I…

Mataki co-chairs workshop on ocean

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of Environment Dr Melchior Mataki has co-chaired an international workshop on ocean acidification over the weekend. The workshop on the theme ‘State of the Science Considerations for Small Island Developing States’ recognised the need for SIDS to seriously take necessary actions to address the threat ocean acidification has towards their…

MSG chair condemns assassination

The Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group and Spokesperson of the FLNKS Political Bureau, Mr Victor Tutugoro has condemned the assassination of Martinus Yohamewho who is responsible for the West Papua Independence Movement in Sorong. Mr Tutugoro made the statement after regional media announced the discovery of Martinus YOHAME’s body in the region of Sorong,…

Muaki: AG advice is an opinion, not court order

FORMER special secretary to Prime Minister Danny Philip and Gordon Darcy Lilo says Attorney-General opinions are just that: opinions and advices. Andrew Donua Muaki, who was the most senior top political appointee in the first year of the current NCRA Government, says he was perplexed to see senior government officials and politicians equating opinions rendered…