Premier Suidani acknowledges MTGPEA effort for maintaining peace, unity

THE Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani acknowledged the Ministry of Traditional Governance Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs (MTGPEA) for its continuous effort on maintaining peace and unity in the country. Speaking at the courtesy dinner hosted by the MTGPEA, Premier Suidani thanked and welcomed MTGPEA team, Hon Cecil Manekako representing Guadalcanal Provincial Government, Wanderer Bay Chiefs…

Goldie College sends students home 

GOLDIE College near Munda, Western Province had sent more than 100 students home last week because they were affected with the viral influenza. According to school administration, the rise in flu-like-symptoms has affected a large number of students since last week and over the weekend.  It said, the total number of students who are down with the…

US SENATOR BLACKBURN PAYS COURTESY VISIT ON PM SOGAVARE

A United States Government delegation led by Senator Marsha Blackburn made a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara this afternoon. Senator Blackburn was accompanied by Emily Manning, National Security Advisor, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Maj Mike Jones, Senate Liaison Officer, Marine Senate Liaison Office, with US Mission to Solomon Islands Representatives, Charge…

‘REFUND $1MILLION PAYMENT NOW’

CEMA board never approved payment of Hammock Beach, wants $1M advance payment refunded THE Board of the newly revived Commodities Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) is embroiled in a dispute with businessman Alex Bartlett over the sale of Hammock Beach – a prime beachfront property west of Honiara. Insiders have now confirmed an advance payment of…

THREATS TO BOYCOTT PG2023

FRUSTRATED government workers who provided security in Honiara during the so-called ethnic tension twenty years ago are threatening to boycott the official opening of the 2023 Pacific Games unless they are formally informed of the status of their claims. The boycott threat was one of two resolutions members representing the group passed in their meeting…

Australian High Commissioner was never summoned

The Australian High Commissioner was never summoned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Television has published. The High Commissioner has had ‘neighborly discussion’ with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade on a number of issues pertinent to the relationship between Solomon Islands and the Australian…