Divit RTC welcomes Rotary members

Divit Rural Training Center (RTC) in West Guadalcanal welcomes the arrival of 11 Rotary members from Australia who will spend two weeks at the center. They will spend two weeks to conduct renovation work on food preparation hall at the center. Speaking during the welcome ceremony a local Rotary member said, the team will spend…

Koete RTC launches wind mill project

BISHOP Koete Rural Training Centre (RTC) at Taroniara in Ngella, Central Province over the weekend took ownership of a newly installed wind mill project funded by New Zealand. High Commissioner of New Zealand in the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Don Higgins was the guest of honour at the official launching program. “New Zealand is not…

PAC to start hearing

THE Public Accounts Committee will commence hearings on the 2018 Appropriation Bill 2018 with line Ministries as of tomorrow. The much awaited Bill, has been tabled in Parliament on Monday 12th March 2018. The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Douglas Ete commended the government for fulfilling its responsibility. However, he also cautioned the government…

I’VE DONE NO WRONG

Tovosia defends position By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI MINISTER for Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification Bradley Tovosia says he had done nothing wrong that warrants his removal from the portfolio. He was responding to a call by Member of Parliament for North Guadalcanal Samson Maneka calling for his removal. Mr Maneka on Tuesday called on Prime…

Melanesian Arts Festival goes online

Information about the 6th Melanesian Arts Festival is now online after the launch of the website at the National Art Gallery on Monday. The website which features high impact images from around the pacific can be viewed on www.macfest2018.com. Speaking during the launching Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Andrew Nihopara said…

PROBE ORDER

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has ordered an investigation following reports an abandoned Government land reserved for the Komaridi Hydro scheme in East Guadalcanal has been logged. A statement issued by the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said, Mr Hou was very disturbed by reports of the alleged fraud within the Ministry of Forestry & Research. As…

Sogavare queries MSG brotherhood

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare has questioned the true spirit of the members within the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG),  by stating that non-granting of the 5th Freedom Right by Fiji to Solomon Islands is an issue. DPM said this strong desire by Solomon Islands to enjoy fifth freedom rights, through direct flights to and…

Wale slams politicians

Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga Mathew Wale has lashed out at the country’s Parliamentarians who have bowed down to Fiji’s economic interests when the issue of West Papua was brought up at the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) meetings. Speaking in Parliament last week, Wale said Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela was wrong to have apologised…