Gizo’s new footpath progressing 

THE construction of a footpath in Gizo, Western Province under the Community Access and Urban Service Enhancement (CAUSE) project is progressing well. That’s according to the CAUSE Works Supervisor Edwin Ghasapio. Speaking to the paper in an interview yesterday Mr Ghasapio said that the footpath is 300 meter length that has already started from the…

Health ministry response to report

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has responded to a report of suspected 2019 novel coronavirus persons who displayed flu-like symptoms on a shipping vessel docking off Rennell island. In a statement the ministry said it is responding to the situation by sending a medical team to the shipping vessel that is currently…

Dr Lachlan: cable will benefit Choiseul

AUSTRALIAN High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Dr Lachlan Strahan says the 730km submarine fibre optic cable will bring significant benefits to the people of Choiseul Province through faster internet use. He made the remarks at the officially commissioning of the Taro cable landing station early this week. The Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare along with Dr…

RIPEL Committee concludes investor dialogue series

The RIPEL Cabinet Sub-Committee has recently completed a series of The Investor Dialogue at the National Hosting Authority conference room at town ground. High Level officials in Government Ministries will demonstrate clear strategic actions to enhance investment in any rural regions, specifically Russell Islands.   Technical people and high-level officials from the Government ministries came together…

PM opens Taro Cable Landing Station

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has officially opened the Taro Cable Landing Station in Taro, Choiseul province, Monday. Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Sogavare said the occasion marks yet another milestone achievement for the Government and people of Solomon Islands. He said for the very first time a young nation like ours now have access…

Violence consultation for CIP Chiefs, elders

CHIEFS and elders of eight communities in the Russell Islands, Savo and Ngella in Central Province are undergoing gender equality, sexual and gender based violence consultations conducted by the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) inTulagi. The consultation is a partnership between the RSIPF and non-government organization, ‘Stage of Change’ in partnership with the Ministry…

All ministers must perform: Suidani

THE sacking of four ministers from the Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government is a warning for serving ministers to perform.  Premier Daniel Suidani uttered this in an exclusive interview with Solomon Star Auki, Monday. He said ministers have a duty to perform their responsibilities accordingly. Premier Suidani who sacked four ministers from his…

New ministers join Suidani’s MARA Govt 

FOLLOWING the sacking of four ministers from the Malaita Provincial government on January 24, another four new ministers were sworn in. The four new ministers took their oath at the Malaita Provincial Chambers on Monday. The inclusion of the four new ministers brings the number of ministers in the Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA)…