DCCG pledges to support culture and tourism

THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) will continue to support the development and promotion of cultural festivals as a tourism attraction. Culture and Tourism Minister Bartholomew Parapolo who is also the guest of honour at the current Kodili festival in Buala  made this during the official opening of the festival yesterday in Buala. “My…

Speaker: Pray for Malaita govt

The Malaita Provencal Assembly Speaker Titus Fika has called on all Malaitans to pray for the up coming motion of no confidence that is before the assembly. Mr. Fika made the call on Monday in an exclusive interview with this paper in Auki. He said the Malaita provincial government has gone through some tough times…

NRH aims to improve security

THE National Referral Hospital in Honiara is working with a donor to secure automated security to protect the government’s property. This came after outsiders have used the hospital for sleeping after night clubs, charging mobile phones, picnic at the seafront and other illegal activities. Chief executive officer, Dr Steve Aumanu said there are a lot…

Orange Day celebrated

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) National Community Policing team has conducted an awareness campaign at various locations in Honiara on Friday. Police and other stakeholders jointly celebrated the Orange Day campaign, which falls on the 25th day of every month, at locations including Henderson market, Burns Creek school compound, the Burns Creek community;…

National Youth Parliament deferred

The National Youth Parliament (NYP) event that was supposed to happen on 26th to 29th September has now been moved to 10th -14th October 2016. The decision to postpone this event is to give enough time for letters and other information to reach all schools that will be participating, since some of these schools are…

20 Political Appointees re-engaged

Government has re-engaged the service of 20 Politically Appointed (PA) officers whose contracts have expired early this year. This was announced on Monday by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC). The Office stated this was made after the final review for performance-based appraisals of Political Appointees (PA’s) by PMO senior officials. The…

No atomic bomb here

THERE is no possibility of any presence of an atomic bomb left behind in the territories of Solomon Islands during the Second World War, Commander Etienne Mulder of Royal Australian Navy has assured the nation. He was responding to a question during a media press conference on Thursday, which raises curiosity among citizens about any…

Businesses urged to pay licenses

DEPUTY Mayor of Honiara City and Chairman of Finance Charles Aiwosuga, has made a strong appeal to all business houses, vehicle owners and retail shops within the City to pay up their Business Licenses. He made the call following lack of payment from some business owners on their licences to operate within the City, as…

Appeal for calm

The Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) acting Timothy Apaesi has called on the Malaita general public to remain clam and stay out of politics and let politicians deal with politics. The PPC acting made the call on Thursday ahead of the motion of no confidence to oust the Malaita Premier Peter Chanel Ramoihia and his…