US evangelists here to share

US evangelist Kenneth Copeland from the Kenneth Copeland Ministry (KCM) arrived on Tuesday in a private Jet after a 15 hours flight from Dallas USA via Honolulu for his “south Pacific Victory Campaign” in Solomon Islands. Reverend Jessy Duplantis and Reverend Jessy Savelle also from the KCM will be special speakers during the Victory Campaign.…

Vanuatu artist promotes plastic recycling

A VANUATU artist Narsong Taleo promoted recycling of plastic bottles through art at the 6th Melanesian Art and Cultural Festival at Panatina village that ended on Tuesday. Mr Taleo, who has been campaigning against plastic, demonstrated some of his art work to visitors to turn plastic bottles into good use. Some of the art work…

MACFest closes in spectacle and style

DEPUTY Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare thanked all participants as the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival closed in spectacle and style last night. He said the festival was a huge success. “This is the second time in 20 years Solomon Islands has successfully host this regional event,” the deputy prime minister said. “This is the…

Nihopara clarifies MACFest concerns

ALL Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries have been invited to participate at this year’s festival in Honiara. That’s according to the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFest) National Organising Committee. Committee chair and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrew Nihopara, made the clarification amidst concerns and sentiments raised by…

GOV’T SACKS MEWA

Tanangada likely to be given ministerial role By IAN M. KAUKUI GOVERNMENT has sacked its Home Affairs minister Commins Mewa, and abruptly replaced him with the MP for East Central Guadalcanal Constituency Ishmael Avui. Mr Avui, who until the weekend was Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), was sworn in as the new…

TSI praises suspension of lands commissioner

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands has described the suspension of the Commissioner of Lands, Nelson Naoapueffective 3rd July 2018as a step in the right direction. In a statement, TSI said the decision was in line with the fight against the level of corruptionthat is thriving in the Ministry of Lands and Housing (MLH) for long time and…

Auki buildings fails standard

MALAITA Provincial government’s Minister for Lands and Planning, Mr. Martin Fini says most buildings constructed in Auki town fail to meet the Auki town country planning board’s development plan. He said not only that but also the developers failed to meet the legal processes of acquiring land in Auki, before constructing buildings. He stated this…

Naopu accused of giving away Honiara’s foreshore

WHY LAND CHIEF WAS SUSPENDED By MAENI COMFORT IT’S confirmed! Nelson Naoapu, the Commissioner of Lands, has been suspended on grounds of misconduct in office. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Stanley Waleanisia confirmed this last Friday. In a first of its kind, Naoapu’s suspension letter was sent to media outlets in Honiara last…

Gina proposes key reform

The newly elected Premier of the Western Province has proposed a number of reforms especially in the revenue sector so the Province can collect much needed funds to help facilitate the level of services which at present appear as having little effect in the rural villages. Speaking  to journalists at the side lines at a …