Malaita affirms stand

Ramohia: Federalism is not on our table MALAITA has maintained it will not take part in any discussion on the proposed federal system for the country. Premier Peter Ramohia reiterated this when speaking at his province’s 33rd Second Appointed Day in Auki, Monday. “I would like to state again that Malaita Provincial Assembly would still…

PM hails Malaita

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated the Malaita provincial government and the People of Malaita happy 33rd second appointed day celebration on Monday in Auki. Prime Minister Sogavare who was the guest of honour during the 33rd Malaita second appointed day anniversary held in Auki Malaita province yesterday has congratulated the Malaitan…

A wonderful gift

THE country’s multi-million dollar international seaport dubbed a ‘Wonderful gift’ was officially unveiled in Honiara yesterday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officiated in the ceremony which was also graced by the presence of the Minister for Infrastructure Development, Hon Jimmy Lusibaea, the Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Kenichi Kimiya and other top officials. Mr…

HCC election proposed date

HONIARA City Council has proposed to hold the election of the mayor on 16th August. This came after the former mayor, Alfrence Fatai has stepped down on 2nd August to allow his administration to continue with their plans and programmes. According to the HCC Act and Standing Orders, his deputy, Eddie Ngava will perform the…

Additional US$5m for cable project

Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) Shadrach Fanega said the outstanding US$5million for the Undersea Cable project will be passed in next year’s budget. He clarified this after revelation that the government is willing to shoulder the outstanding cost, which was late to include in the budget for…

Top projects progress

All progressive reports for the revival of the Russell Islands Plantations Limited (RIPEL), Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) and Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) as well as the reviewing of the Commodities Export Marketing Authourity (CEMA) will be submitted to Cabinet for deliberation and endorsement this month. Secretariat to the Cabinet Sub- Committees has…

PM meets Senator Ferriavanti-Wells

Prime Minister  Manasseh Sogavare has met the visiting Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Ferriavante-Wells and further discussed the proposed Solomon Islands-Australia policing arrangement for the post RAMSI era. The two leaders initially discussed the new policing arrangement when they first met at the margins of the 8th Australia-Solomon Islands Business…

PM to join Malaita’s big day

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be chief guest at Malaita’s Provincial second appointed day next week. The 33rd celebration will be staged in Auki next Monday – the 15th August. Malaita Provincial Secretary Jackson Gege said Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be the guest of honour during the celebration. “Our guest of honour for the…