GOV’T DROPS AXE ON 2 PAs

THE Government, Friday, sacked two political appointees, weeks after it fired five of its ministers over the China switch. Deputy Press Secretary Douglas Marau and Policy Secretary to Productive Sector in the Prime Minister’s Office Celsus Talifilu got their marching orders two days after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare arrived from his week-long visit to China.…

Pakistan Ambassador meets with PM

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has received a courtesy visit from Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Mr. Babar Amin on Friday 18th October at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commissioner Amin extends Pakistani’s desire to expand and strengthen economic cooperation in the Pacific region. He also share…

Census Commissioner told officers to give their best

The country’s Census Commissioner and Government Statistician, Douglas Kimi has urged officers recruited for the upcoming national population census to take pride of the opportunity and give their best to gather accurate, credible and reliable data. Commissioner Kimi made the statement in his remarks to officially open the two weeks census supervisors and enumerators training…

Freda is Miss HCC

Twenty-two year old Freda Maui will be Miss Honiara City Council (HCC) in the 2019 Miss Solomon Islands Beauty Pageant. Honiara City Council (HCC) made the announcement last week to confirm its sponsorship for Freda. “Honiara City Council is pleased to announce that we will be the major sponsor for Miss HCC, Freda Maui  for…

Phase 2 of road upgrade underway

SECOND phase of the Upgrading of Kukum Highway is scheduled to commence soon. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which funded phase 1 from Honiara City Council to Kukum Campus, is also funding phase 2. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) said a survey team from the CTI Engineering International Cooperation Limited are currently in Honiara…

Nomination for E/Makira elections open

NOMINATION of candidates to fill the vacant Parliamentary seat of East Makira Constituency commences as of Tuesday this week. The Solomon Islands Electoral commission (SIEC) office confirmed this in a statement following the proclamation of the By-Election date by the Acting Governor General Patteson Oti on the14th, the day before. It was confirmed that the…

Police slain 6 crocs

  THE Police Response Team (PRT) have responded to a crocodile incident in Roviana Lagoon in Western Province and killed six crocodiles in an operation conducted from 8 – 11 October 2019.  The operation was conducted after a man was killed by a crocodile while diving for trochus near Belo Belo Island on 2 September 2019. …

Kimi explains Census recruitment process

NATIONAL statistics office Commissioner Douglas Kimi has come out publicly to explain the process in which his office took in recruiting individuals to work in this year’s nationwide census program. In a Press conference at the Statistics office Tuesday this week, Kimi explains that the recruitment is done according to two Acts that governs the operation of…

Malaita launches 2019 communique

Malaita province has launched its 2019 communique on Thursday after the full assembly meeting this week in Auki.  Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani launched the communique in front of a gathering crowd in front of the provincial assembly.  The communique captured the current aspirations of Malaita Province and the wish of the people of Malaita.  “The communique has…