NCW slams govt’s informal response

GENERAL Secretary of the National Council of Women Casper Fa’asala has slammed the informal response by the acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga when receiving the petition by the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for the re-introduction of the anti-corruption bill, Tuesday. Mr Maelanga received the petition at the main entrance to the Prime Minister’s Office where…

Ricoh boss in Honiara

RICOH Managing Director, Michael Pollok, has arrived in Honiara as part of the New Zealand Pacific Business Council trade mission. Mr Pollok is joined by other New Zealand business executives who hope to strengthen trade links between the Solomon Islands and New Zealand. “The Solomon Islands is a nation of tremendous economic potential,” says Mr…

PM in New York for UNGA meeting

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has arrived in New York on Monday for the 72nd United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) this week. Mr Sogavare was accompanied by the Minister of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) John Dean Kuku and the Minister for Culture and Tourism Bartholomew Parapolo and other officials. The 72nd UN General Assembly…

DETAINED PARTNERS UNHAPPY

THE two businessmen who were brought over to Honiara from Ontong Java atolls last week were left disappointed after no charges were laid against them. Ontong Java medical practitioner and entrepreneur Dr Reginald Aipia and his business partner from Pacific Aquaculture Cooperatives International Inc Erik Hagberg were shipped over to Honiara last week for questioning…