Politics as propaganda

……Malaita projects described as propaganda THE PARLIAMENTARY Opposition group has described the major development projects in Malaita earmarked by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government as mere propaganda. Leader of Opposition and Member of Parliament (MP) for Hograno/Kia/Havulei constituency, Jeremiah Manele said, this in a press conference with the local media on Sunday. “The…

Communities undergo RDP training

ABOUT 40 communities around Guadalcanal province have ended their sub-project implementation committee (SIC) training over the weekend. The training was organized by Rural Development Program (RDP) for committees from the affected communities around the province. It was held at the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) conference building. David Luza from the Guadalcanal provincial support unit…

Leaders meet McCully

NEW Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has met with the Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele and Independent Leader Manasseh Maelanga last Friday. When receiving Minister McCully and his delegation at Parliament, both leaders acknowledged the New Zealand Foreign Minister’s visit and to include them in the Minister’s schedule. The Leader of Opposition Mr Manele…

NZ delegation visits eye centre

A NEW Zealand high level delegation led by Therese Walsh, Peter Kiely and Gill Greer, advisers to the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the new Regional Eye Centre (REC) on Friday. Walsh, Kiely and Greer are members of the International Development Advisory and Selection Panel (IDASP), an independent group that provides advice to…

New mechanic school opens in Auki

The Auki Academic Community School (AACS) was officially opened on Thursday at Kwaibala riverside in Auki Malaita province. The newly opened school will focus on training mechanics. The school’s motto is: “Learning Our Ways Forward.” Speaking during the official opening school director John Ulasi said, Auki community and the township have been without such a…