UK commits to work with SI

THE Foreign Office Minister from British Mark Field says the United Kingdom is fully committed to working closely to develop Solomon Islands. Mark Field, FCO Minister is looking after the Asia and the Pacific. “This is my first time to come to this part of the world and I am happy with this trip,” Mr…

LAND CLAIM

Controversial site may soon form part of Children’s Park By CHARLEY PIRINGI A PLOT of land located between the RAMSI Memorial Park and the Children’s Park at Rove that is currently at the centre of public debate is likely to become part of the children’s park soon. Initially allocated to senior citizen Leslie Teama, the…

Auki Market bans black market

The Management of Auki Market in Malaita have finally put a stop to black-market activities that have been going on within the market premises over the past years. Last week, security officers at the market stopped vendors who attempted to purchase out-right produces from farmers arriving at the market. Their intention was to buy off…

Boboria stands by cyanide findings

UNIVERSITY of the South Pacific (USP) doctoral student Dickson Boboria has stood by his research findings that cyanide was found in sediments downstream of the Gold Ridge mine in central Guadalcanal. And he stated that there is no time to argue, but to deal with the issue. “Let me say this. What I told the…

Tenants demand $5k package

TENANTS currently occupying the Auki plaza are demanding the Malaita provincial government to settle their repatriation package of $5000 before they vacate the building. This comes after they received a matching-order from Malaita provincial government to vacant the Auki Plaza to allow the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) to take over the building and…

New Malaita shopping mall takes shape

MALAITA’s provincial capital Auki is slowly taking shape with a number infrastructure development underway. This is surely going to facelift the provincial centre and once they are completed. One of the latest developments is a newly built three story complex own by local business man and indigenous business advocator Charles Dausabea. The complex is likely…