Former Malaita PS on secret meeting

A FORMER Malaita Provincial Secretary (PS) who attended a secret meeting organised by three Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) has come out and cleared the air regarding his presence at the meeting.  Harold Leka said he was invited to the meeting by the MPA for Ward 15 Edward Misite’e where he said he accepted…

Solomon Ports celebrates 65th years in operation

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) dubbed as one of the old State Own Enterprise (SOE) in Solomon Islands has celebrated its 65th anniversary in a very humble but meaningful way in Honiara Friday. The small ceremony was held at the Unity Square, one of the beautiful infrastructures built by SIPA which aimed at beautifying Honiara…

HCC: Four Bus stops to close indefinitely

FOUR Bus stops within Honiara City will be closed indefinitely, a statement from the Honiara City Council (HCC) media said on Friday. In a joint meeting with the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement Division, RSIP Traffic Police and MID Road and Transport, they have recommended that this will be done for trial basis on…

Malaita plans to eliminate TIT from system

TRAINING of untrained teachers on Malaita will start in Auki later this month under a partnership program between the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), Honiara Campus. An agreement for the largely donor-funded program was signed in Honiara by MEHRD’s Permanent Secretary, Franco Rodie and…

Wale questions delay US Officials request

THE leader of the opposition, Hon. Mathew Wale, MP for Aoke Langalanga, has questioned the reasons behind the delay in the processing of entry of US officials into the country as reported by the media.  ‘I understand from media reports that it has been over two months now since the necessary application processes to enter…

One Link founder charged, remanded

 OWNER of the fast money making scheme One Link Pacifica, Charles Dora has been arrested, charged and remanded in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Dora is facing two counts of operating unlicensed banking business under the Financial Institution Act. Police arrested Dora on 1 June this year at his residence in Russell Islands. He…

WAENA: IS THE PM TRYING TO CROSS THE LINE?

THE incoming legislation ‘Public Health Emergency Bill 2021’ has a serious issue with the separation of power which was stipulated under the Constitution. Former Governor General and Statesman, Sir Nathaniel Waena told the Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) on Friday. Sir Nathaniel was called to appear before BLC as one of the important witnesses who…

Sape farm expects more cassava export by 2022

SAPE Farm in the Guadalcanal plains is expected to export more cassava tubers from now until 2022, the farm’s Managing Director, Dr Paul Bosawai Popora said. The Government funded agriculture projects through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), according to the ministry “is bearing successful results as its cassava tubers now exported overseas since…

$77m for CEMA’s revitalisation strategy

APPROXIMATELY SBD $77M will be channeled through the Ministry of Commerce Industry Labour and Immigration, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock and Ministry of Infrastructure Development for the implementation of the seven year, 3-phase revitalisation strategy of the Commodities Export Marketing Authority (CEMA). The CEMA Board and Management will be responsible for the implementation of the…