2021 budget not to be tabled this year

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the government at this stage does not intend to bring the 2021 budget to the house as yet this year for very obvious reasons. Sogavare made the statement after the parliament passed the 2019 Appropriation Bill 2020 and the 2020 Appropriation Bill 2020 in parliament yesterday. He said there…

FOOD SHORTAGE HITS BORDER

COMMUNITIES in the far Western border of Shortland Islands are currently experiencing food shortage due to the closure of the Western border caused by COVID-19. This was discovered by a team from the Western Provincial Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock during their visit last week to the Shortland Islands. Speaking to the paper an interview…

No politics in T27 tragedy

THE Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government is not in any way politicising the Taimareho sea (T27) tragedy as reported in the media, Thursday. He made this statement when he moved the motion of special adjournment in parliament yesterday. It was reported that the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Are’Are Constituency has recently…

Premier Suidani calls for calm

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani calls for calm following yesterday’s standoff in Auki after Malaita for Democracy (M4D) wanted Chinese out of Auki town. Premier Suidani said while M4D and the public have the right to express their dissatisfaction with what they viewed as a threat to their lives in the light of COVID-19, he…

Leave politics aside

‘MP urges PM to address Taimareho 27 tragedy’ By ANDREW FANASIAHoniara Newsroom   MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for West Are’are Constituency has recently called on the Office of the Prime Minister to leave politics aside and help address the Taimareho sea tragedy. On 2nd April of this year, the MV Taimareho left Honiara for West…