Guadalcanal celebrates big day

GUADALCANAL province has successfully celebrated its 32nd second appointed day on Monday. The occasion which convened dignitaries from the national government, Guadalcanal provincial government and members of the public is a proud moment for the province as it commemorates the very day Guadalcanal affirmed to stand as a province by itself. Monday’s celebration started with…

East Malaita gets new excavator

EAST Malaita constituency will no longer have difficulties to hire machines to do road maintenance within their area. On Friday, Parliament Member for East Malaita Constituency and acting Prime Minster Manasseh Maelanga handed over a new brand excavator machine worth $1.58million to the constituency in Honiara.  “This machine is purposely for East Malaita constituency,” Mr…

Gov’t defends Taiwan trip

THE GOVERNMENT Caucus has defended the 16-member delegation Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is leading to Taiwan. “Who says diplomacy is cheap,” Caucus chairman Jackson Fiulaua asked on Thursday when defending the trip, which has been heavily criticised. The total cost of the trip to tax payers is $1.6 million, which the Opposition and other government…

Munda Airport to get upgrade

THE Government this week signed a co-funding agreement with New Zealand to give the runway at Munda Airport an international upgrade. A statement from the New Zealand High Commission in Honiara said currently, all international flights into Solomon Islands are required to land at Henderson Airport – the country’s only International airport. “This means that…