NEW TWIST IN $100B LOAN

Claims senior MPs may benefit from 11% interest By ANDREW FANASIA SENIOR Members of Parliament (MP) within the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have a share in the $11 billion money earmarked for the broker Terry Wong. This is the latest claim from reliable sources within the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet…

‘Marape’s visit not empty-handed’ 

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape’s historic state visit to the Solomon Islands is not going to be empty-handed. That’s the sentiment echoed by the PNG Acting High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands His Excellency Dr. John Balavu when confirming the arrival of Marape tomorrow. The three-day visit is part of his (Marape)…

PM conveys well wishes to Japanese Emperor

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has conveyed his best wishes to the Emperor of Japan on his 60th Birthday celebrations. Prime Minister Sogavare said the Emperor of Japan represents the oldest continuing monarchical house in the world, spanning more than two millenniums. “On behalf of my government and the good people of the Solomon Islands, I…

West-4-Australia fundraiser enters final week

THE OFFICIAL ‘West-4-Australia Bushfire Victim Fundraiser’ (W4ABF) has entered its last week of fundraising despite bad weather patterns in the Western Province for most of the past month but an atmosphere of positivity spreading as organizers call for public support. The fundraiser spread out throughout the Western Province (WP) has picked momentum in Gizo town…

Tenants affected by demolishing exercise

Tenants that have resided at the KHY Seafront in Gizo, Western Province on Monday have expressed concern over the demolition exercise on their properties. The demolition operation was ordered by the Sheriff of the High Court last week.  As a result of the operation, many were left homeless with their properties. Police Response Unit (PRU) over…

WWII relics in trouble

WAR RELICS in the far Western Province is in danger of being sold off if authorities are not attentive about the matter and economic alternatives are not made possible for the people of Shortland Islands. Bernard Otuana a reigning chiefly representative residing in Gizo and a member of the Fauru, Mono and Alu (FAMOA) Council…

New Gwounatolo clinic near completion

THE new Gwounatolo clinic building project is approaching completion, thanks to the former MPA for Ward 13 Rose Liata for applying for the much-needed project.  It was understood that the Gwounatolo clinic building project is the first-ever project under Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) funding to reach Ward 13 in Baegu/Asifola. This was after the…

HCC: One Link operating illegally

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) has issued a notice to One Link Pacifica which has been operating without a Business License in the City, reports the HCC Media. Following much debate about One Link Pacifica’s operations in the mainstream and social media, HCC has clarified that One Link Pacifica is operating illegally. City Clerk Rence…