Loate’s passion in Community Development

A Change Maker’s Story The Paoa FM Change Maker’s Program has caught up with another young inspiring leader and innovator who is working by helping young girls and women in various societies and communities in the country today. With a background and experience in Community Development, Ms. Loate Maetala is a Program Coordinator for Melanesian…

HCC, MCT signs partnership MoU

THE Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) together with the Honiara City Council (HCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the partnership, Friday. Permanent Secretary Andrew Nihopara on behalf of the MCT signed the MOU with HCC City Clerk Rence Sore in the presence of Lord Mayor Cr. Wilson Mamae and HCC staff…

Security operation mounted on Marape’s visit 

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is mounting a security operation during the state visit of the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.  Prime Minister James Marape arrived with his delegation in Honiara on Thursday afternoon and will be in the country until Saturday. During the security operation, RSIPF officers from the various departments…

DIRTY DEALS?

Malaita lose assets in suspected dirty deals: Report By WILSON SAENI In Auki    MALAITA Province has lost its lands and houses to those who previously held top positions in the previous provincial governments.  Information received indicates those previously holding on to top positions which include the premier, speaker, provincial secretary, deputy premier and head of…

Four specialists sent to MUP

The Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Program (MPGSIP) has posted four specialists to serve the Makira Ulawa Provincial (MUP) Government under the Ministry’s Provincial Capacity Development Fund. The former Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Program Commins Mewa announced the postings Feb 17 in Kira Kira, the provincial capital, at the opening…

BSP supports cancer unit with $10k

Each year to celebrate Pink-tober BSP staff would normally wear something pink and then make a small donation for funds to be used for cancer research.  Funds raised are then matched dollar for dollar by BSP, a statement from the bank said. “BSP staff has been wearing pink for Pink-tober for 5 years and while…

Filualea launches Housing scheme (phase 2)

NORTH Malaita Constituency Office has launched its phase two housing project in North Malaita on Monday 24th Feb 2020. The phase two launching ceremony was attended by the member of Parliament for the constituency Levi Senley Filualea, his Project officer, Ward Admin officers, Timber Milling operation team and resources owners. At the launching program, Mr.…

China’s debt trap is already here

The recent USD100 billion-dollar deal exposed in the media is a classic debt trap in the making, according to Peter Kenilorea Jr, deputy Leader of the Opposition.  Kenilorea made this statement in response to the recent revelations of the Minister of Finance Harry Kuma entering negotiations with a Beijing agent for the enormous loan of…

No arrest yet on Lunnga river death

No arrest has been made yet in relation to the death of a man whose body was found at the Lunnga river mouth, East of Honiara early this month. Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau said they are relying on information from the public to assist the police investigation into this incident. “I cannot provide you…

Man arrested for Malaita stabbing incident

A MAN has been arrested on Wednesday following a stabbing incident at Foudiko in East Malaita on February 14. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau on Thursday said the suspect wounded two alleged victims following an issue of a boy and a girl relationship. “….this suspect was arrested on Wednesday by police in Malaita,” Mr. Mangau told…