Govt hosts ocean management summit

An Ocean Summit jointly organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Environment and MACBIO Project will be held in Honiara today. Policy Secretary for Resources Sector in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Chris Vehe said the summit to be opened by Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare will discuss and define the nature and role…

Landowners hit back at Kalaluma

Tribal land owners of Luhuli land of Mono Islands, in the Western Province described Michael Kalaluma’s continue media attacks on them as hypocrisy. They urged him to go back to Short land to settle allegations he keep preaching on the media about their land. Speaking to this paper John Nauva said, the allegations were actually…

Nagolau sets up Honiara based association

Nagolau village of east Bugotu district in Isabel province has all the reason to look forward to a better future. This came after Nagolau Honiara based community elected their first ever association to work with their community in the village and stakeholders, finding solutions to improve their lives. The elected members are, chairman Cecil Wilson…

Phonics’ workshop held successfully

Last week of June 1st to the 5th, the School of Education and Humanities at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has hosted Kim Whitemore an educator from Australia for the purpose of holding a phonics’ workshop on “Training the Trainers” at Panatina Campus, East Honiara. Mrs Whitmore for the past 10 years worked in the…

Cocoa record

Group of farmers in Makira makes history in cocoa production A SMALL group of cocoa farmers near Kirakira in Makira/Ulawa Province has set a record in Solomon Islands by producing 15 tonnes of cocoa in a matter of month. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MALS) Cash Crop Coordinator within the Extension Division Roy Timothy revealed…

Library project for city schools

TWENTY (20) schools in Honiara City will be benefiting from a library project that is currently underway in the capital. This was emphasized by the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), James Bosamata in his remarks to officially handover the Vura School library last Friday. The project is being…

Govt to buy land for Auki urban expansion programme

A delegation from the Ministry of Lands led by the Minister Andrew Maneporaa visited Auki last week to negotiate with landowners to buy land for town expansion. Permanent Secretary Stanley Wale last night said, the urban expansion program will result in the purchase of land for commercial, industrial and residential development. He said during the…

Draft ICT broadcasting policies with PM

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare last week received the draft of the National Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy and draft National Broadcasting policy is now with the Prime Minister. PM Manasseh Sogavare formally received the policies last week for consideration and possible endorsement. The draft policies were presented to him by Dr Andrew Simpson,…

Sasako denies links to miners

THE Government has denied claims its ministers have close links with Indonesian mining firm PT Mega Bintang Borneo. The controversial company has been illegally extracting bauxites on Rennell despite the cancellation of its licence. Government Media Consultant, Alfred Sasako, while denying any ministerial links with Bintang, said the decision to grant an export permit to…