Western Province stages big day

NORO and Munda in New Georgia came alive on Monday with the celebration of the 37th Western Provincial Second Day event. The main event marking the provincial day was held at the Noro tuna park. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the guest of honour during the event. He led a high-level delegation including members of…

PM lauds WP 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the government and people of Western Province for their tremendous contribution towards nation-building, Monday. Sogavare made the acknowledgment on behalf of the national government and the people of Solomon Island to the people of Western Province in Noro. “Hon Premier please allow me to acknowledge and also congratulate…

Constituency still to receive ESP

NEWLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Ethel Vokia says funding for her constituency under the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) will be distributed accordingly when received. Mrs. Vokia said at the moment the constituency’s account is still not cleared therefore, she is yet to receive funding from the Economic Stimulus Package in…

Flood victims need food

PEOPLE of Kukele in Choiseul Province are calling on responsible authorities for food supplies after flooding destroyed their food gardens last week. A spokesperson for the people Ken Silas said their gardens were destroyed by flooding from the heavy rain on Sunday, November 29th. Mr. Silas said many of their food gardens were ready for…

$200M CONTRIBUTION

PM hails WP’s contribution in logging   WESTERN Province (WP) has contributed immensely in log export duty which recorded around $200 million per year. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare revealed in his official speech to mark the Western Provincial second Appointed Day in Noro yesterday. Sogavare said that this accounts for almost half of a total…

MULTI-MILLION WATER PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION of Solomon Water’s multi-million dollar Kongulai Water Treatment Plant and Pipeline Project will commence in May 2021. A statement from Solomon Water said the project will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) and tenders are now invited for the construction of the project. The project works will include…

Maelanga: Infrastructure development vital

THE Minister of Infrastructure Development (MID) and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says the development of our economic infrastructures is paramount for economic development.  Maelanga made the statement on the floor of Parliament last week during the sine-die motion. He said the government through his ministry is working on the construction of wharves, roads, and…

Manetoali on Traditional Governance Bill  

MINISTER for Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs Samuel Manetoali says the Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill (TGCFB) is now going through re-consultation with the people. Manetoali highlighted this on the floor of Parliament during the sine-die motion last week. “When all the consultations are done, it will again be brought before parliament and…

Major road to link East, Central Malaita

A MAJOR 28 kilometre road construction linking East Kwarae and Central Kwara’ae is in the pipeline to begin next year. Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Kwara’ae Jackson Fiulaua confirmed this in Parliament last week. “I am happy to inform my good people of Central Kwara’ae and East Kwara’ae that I am looking forward to joining the…