New proposed NUP in draft form

A NEW National Urbanisation Policy (NUP) is currently in its draft form. Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Moses Garu highlighted this at the opening of a three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) held in Honiara, Monday. “The new proposed National Urbanisation Policy (NUP) currently in draft form and to allow the group…

Urban initiatives highlighted

THE country’s urban development initiatives have been emphasized by the Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Hon. Moses Garu, Monday. Garu was speaking at the opening of the three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) which will end today in Honiara. “My Ministry is fortune to have a number of initiatives tackling the cross…

Money Day celebrated

AS part of its 40th Anniversary celebration, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has assigned Monday 27 June, 2016 as the Solomon Islands Money Day – with the theme ‘Take Part. Save Smart’. This theme was adopted from this year’s Global Money Week; which CBSI were not able to hold during the first quarter…

MP clarifies proposed development at Vanikoro

THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Vatud has come out boldly to clarify the proposed development at Vanikoro Island recently, which however went out of hand and resulted in an immense dispute. This came after this paper published an article earlier, stating that machines have been loaded on to a barge bound for the…

PINA boss encourages media to be empowered

PACIFIC Islands News Association (PINA) president, Moses Stevens has encouraged national media associations to be empowered to give strong voice for PINA. Stevens stated this when he met with members of Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) at Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) last Friday before his departure to his home country in Vanuatu. He said…

Dispute deepens

Machines and equipment burnt, looted at Vanikoro THE dispute between villagers of Vanikoro Island in Temotu province and their Member of Parliament (MP) for Vatud Constituency has taken a severe twist, when machines destined for a growth centre at the Island was reportedly destroyed and burnt up, Sunday.  Recently, villagers and chiefs from the Islands…