Temotu to launch policy document

THE Temotu Unity Government for Rural Advancement (TUGRA) has prepared to launch its Policy Document 2019-2024 this Thursday. This was confirmed by the provincial government in a statement sent to this paper, Monday. “On Thursday 10th of October 2019, TUGRA will launch its Policy Document.   “The document contains priority policy areas TUGRA anticipate to implement…

New Deputy Premier for Temotu

TEMOTU province now has a new deputy Premier who will also be the new Minister of Natural Resources following the sacking of the former, Philip Mali. Mr Mali was sacked by the Temotu Unity Government for Rural Advancement (TUGRA) under the leadership of Premier Clay Forau, on Saturday 5th October 2019. A statement from the…

Police recover dead body 

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Western Province have recovered the body of a 40-year-old man who had drowned in the sea outside of Kekehe Village in Munda last Friday. This was made known to this paper by the Police Media Unit on Monday. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of Western Province, Chief…

Lord Howe to seek ‘peaceful exit’ 

THE outer islands of Malaita province known as the atolls comprise of Ontong Java and Lord Howe and Sikaiana are currently looking forward to make a ‘peaceful exit’ from the Solomon Islands. A Lord Howe man who was also an outspoken Civil Society member, Lawrence Makili said at the moment, it’s becoming an issue and…

Kenilorea denies claims he’s offered DPM post

DEPUTY Opposition leader Peter Kenilorea Jnr has denied media reports he’s been offered the deputy prime minister’s position. Journalist Alfred Sasako made the claim in an article he penned last week. But Kenilorea said: Alfred Sasako’s musings are his own wishful thinking. “I have not been offered any posts within the current Democratic Coalition Government…

Australia to build security outpost here

AUSTRALIA will build a border and patrol boat outpost in Solomon Islands’ western provinces. That’s according to a joint statement Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Solomon Islands counterpart Manasseh Sogavare issued, Monday. “Australia and Solomon Islands share an enduring and close friendship,” the statement said. “It’s a relationship founded on a common history…

Ambassador Seam highlights EU’s ambition 

AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE of European Union (EU) to Solomon Islands His Excellency (H.E) Sujiro Seam has highlighted EU’s ambition to further consolidate its role as a strategic, political, development and economic partner for the Pacific. Ambassador Seam stated this during the occasion to present his credentials to the Acting Governor General Mr Patteson Oti on Monday at…

WALE SPELLS OUT FEAR

China-SIG meet cost of historic trip By ANDREW FANASIA OPPOSITION leader Mathew Wale says he’s worried about the make-up of the 32-member delegation Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is leading to China. The delegation left yesterday and is expect to sign a raft of agreements with the Chinese Government during the week-long trip. “By looking at…

New British envoy to SI announced

THE British Government on Thursday announced its new representative to Solomon Islands and Nauru. A press statement from the British Government said Dr Brian Jones has been appointed High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. He will also be the non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Nauru. Dr Jones will succeed Mr David Ward. Mr Ward…