PM: cable system will boost development goals

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government is pursuing major national development projects in the country. Speaking during the launching of the Taro Cable Station on Monday, Prime Minister Sogavare said the DCGA government is pursuing exciting developments in the sectors of agriculture, tourism, fisheries, forestry, mining, infrastructure and trade.  He said these major projects…

Suidani: top police officers should remain

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has raised concern over policing in Malaita Province after information surfaced that most of the top cops serving in Malaita over the years will be posted elsewhere in the country.  Premier Suidani told this paper in an exclusive interview that Malaita, a province with the biggest population deserves to be…

Secondary school scholarships program 

In December 2019, Solomon Islands was among the first in the Pacific to sign on to an exciting new initiative when it confirmed its participation in Australia’s Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program (PSSSP). The prestigious scholarship program will offer young Pacific Island students the opportunity to complete senior secondary school in Australia, develop necessary skills…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Rape charge to be substituted* Suspects back to court Feb 18* Alleged robber to face court, Fri Rape charge to be substituted Prosecution will be substituting the rape charge against a man accused of having sexual intercourse with an eight year-old girl in 2018. The accused was initially charged with one count of rape.…

Ming on coronavirus

THE local mainstream media and social media users are being encouraged to present factual information about the coronavirus outbreak to the citizens which might trigger panic. Speaking to members of the local media on Monday, Counsellor (Political) and Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Papua New Guinea…

MP supports Beulah with OBM

Beulah Provincial Secondary School (BPSS) in New Georgia Island, Western Province has taken delivery of a new outboard motor (OBM) thanks to the member of Parliament for South New Georgia Rendova Tetepare (SNRT) Constituency Danny Philip. Mr Philip recently donated a 40 hp Suzuki OBM to the school. It was delivered to the school through…

Gizo’s new footpath progressing 

THE construction of a footpath in Gizo, Western Province under the Community Access and Urban Service Enhancement (CAUSE) project is progressing well. That’s according to the CAUSE Works Supervisor Edwin Ghasapio. Speaking to the paper in an interview yesterday Mr Ghasapio said that the footpath is 300 meter length that has already started from the…

Health ministry response to report

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has responded to a report of suspected 2019 novel coronavirus persons who displayed flu-like symptoms on a shipping vessel docking off Rennell island. In a statement the ministry said it is responding to the situation by sending a medical team to the shipping vessel that is currently…