Suidani: Malaita is ready for tourism  

MALAITA Provincial Government (MPG) has welcomed the national government’s commitment to developing tourism in the province. On Tuesday, Minister of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Bartholomew Parapolo and Premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani signed a Memorandum of Understanding for joint implementation of tourism projects and programs in Auki. Prior to the signing of the MOU,…

Budget estimate for Malaita

The Malaita Province Government Minister for Finance Nelson Lenty has announced the province’s budget estimated on the floor of the Malaita Provincial Assembly on Friday.  He stated, the Total Revenue Budget Summary is estimated at SBD, 73,562,996.84,  Total Expenditure Budget Summary is estimated at SBD 37,562,996.84 and the Total Recurrent Revenue for Financial years 2020/2021…

Constituency office relocation plan welcomed

THE people of South New Georgia, Rendova & Tetepare (SNGR&T) Constituency are happy with the plan to relocate the Constituency Office to Munda in the Western Province. Although the relocation plan is yet to be confirmed, the initiative has been widely welcomed. Munda is central to the constituency and the MP for SNGR&T Mr. Danny…

MAL PS congratulates rural women 

THE Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has congratulated rural women around the country in her message marking the International Rural Women’s Day celebrations in Honiara.  Ethel Frances echoed her congratulatory message on Friday 16 October over the national broadcaster during World Food celebrations.  “I want to thank our rural women…

COVID coordination a challenge

COORDINATION remains one of the major challenges amongst Solomon Islands Government agencies while the battle to contain COVID-19 virus remains active in the country. According to the latest National Disaster Council (NDC) Situational Report (SITREP) No.15, agencies are observed to be protective of their mandated areas of operations. “Even though the N-DOC arrangement is being…

Govt, MARA sign tourism deal

MALAITA Provincial Government (MPG) and Ministry of Culture and Tourism have signed a historical memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a number of tourism projects in Malaita. The signing was held in Auki on Tuesday. The signing was done between Malaita Provine Premier Daniel Suidani and Minister of Ministry of Culture and Tourism Bartholomew Parapolo. It…

Police on bribery allegation

Police will only investigate bribery allegation into the motion of no confidence if the public raises the matter to police says Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Stanley Riolo. PPC Riolo said since the motion of no confidence has been defeated on the floor of the Malaita Provincial Assembly, no one has come forward and raised complaints…

AIRLINE FACES TURBULENCE 

NATIONAL carrier Solomon Airlines is in a deep financial dilemma due to the ongoing health threat brought about by COVID-19 to the airline industry. In a public statement to update the country, Solomon Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brett Gebers said COVID-19 has really impacted the airline operations which resulted in border closures and travel…