Weather office to mark day today

Our climate is changing. This is not just a future scenario. It is happening now. The Climate will continue to change over the coming decades as more and more heat-trapping greenhouse gases emitted by human activities accumulate in the atmosphere. Director of Solomon Islands Meteorological Services in a statement yesterday said, “For the past several…

Vehicle slips into sea

AUKI police is investigating a case where a vehicle slipped into the sea near Auki wharf, Malaita province early this week. According to Auki police operation manager inspector David Wate, he said, the incident occurred late Monday night where the Suzuki brand vehicle slipped into the sea. “We do not know the actual fact that…

PM’s Office, PS ‘disrespectful’ of Speaker

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has described the statement made by the Office of the Prime Minister &Cabinet (OPMC) regarding the Red House as disrespectful and belittling to the Speaker of Parliament. The Opposition Group was referring to the OPMC statement which quoted the Ministry of Infrastructure Permanent Secretary Henry Murray stating that the Red House…

MMF defends Ports

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has rubbished claims by some of the largest foreign companies investing in the country that they have been affected and incurred losses as a result of the ongoing reform by Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). President Charles Dausabea speaking to the paper yesterday argued that National Fisheries Development (NFD), Solrais and…

Auki market vendors now get the concepts right

THE Auki Market Vendors Association has benefitted greatly from a successful training completed on Wednesday last week. Twenty five people attended the training which aimed to give fair knowledge about selling of products, budgeting and saving concepts. The training was conducted by BSB, Auki branch manager and UN Coordination Analyst Sarah Nihopara. The market business…

‘SIPA saga tricky for PM’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare is reportedly under pressure as the planned intervention into Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) saga faces political contrast. Major companies, Soltuna and GPPOL including Solrice and other big businesses have called for immediate government intervention on the SIPA ongoing reforms which is irking businesses and people. Insiders revealed the private business…

PS clarifies, admits hefty SIPA payment

THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development has clarified that the huge amount of money received by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board, was not a one-off bulk payment. Henry Murray was responding to claims board members were paid a hefty one-off payment of between $150,000 and $170,000 as bonus payment. “We…

Malaita premier challenges Malaita leaders

MALAITA premier Peter Ramohia has opened the provincial assembly’s meeting on Friday last week. During his speech to open the one-week meeting which resumes tomorrow, Mr Ramohia reminded provincial members of their duties and highlighted the focus of his government. “We must continue to work together to realize the vision of the current government. It…

Volunteer encourages safety

A Japanese volunteer who worked in the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) for the last 13 months says safety has been seen in this country as minor. Ayaka Kawano was referring to safety of people doing construction and other dangerous jobs. “I have observed during my time here that almost all trades people and those…