Public demand explanation on road work

Members of the general public of Honiara City are demanding the road repair contractors to reveal their qualifications to carry out road works, and also contractors must explain to the people why their pot holes’ patching job cannot even last for a month. Speaking to this paper, Alfred Leka a commuter who always travels by…

Tuna companies urged to do more for Pacific people

SUVA, (PNG LOOP) – Papua New Guinea Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Mao Zeming has called on countries that reap billions of dollars from the Pacific’s tuna resource to do more to promote sustainability and create opportunities for the people in region. Speaking at a fisheries symposium in Fiji last Wednesday, Zeming said PNG’s 2.5…

Ground breaking for new Auki tourism office

Construction of a new provincial tourism office for Malaita province in Auki will kick off soon following the official ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday. The ceremony was officiated by the Minister of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Bartholomew Parapola and the Malaita Provincial Deputy Premier Alick Maeaba. Mr Parapola is currently leading a high level delegation…

Modern highway commence soon

THE construction of modern highway road will commence soon following the signing of an exchange of note between the government of Japan and Solomon Islands at the Prime Minister and Cabinet conference room yesterday. Called ‘Upgrading of Kukum Highway’ it was signed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Japanese Chard d’ Affairs His Excellency Kenichi Kimiya…

PM under pressure

Party wrangling shakes DCC, source revealed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been pushed to the limit and only time will tell when he will execute his plans to undergo a mass sacking, an insider revealed. The insider revealed that Mr Sogavare over the past few weeks have been under immense pressure as he has been…

Bita’ama turns dolphin criticisms into optimism

THEY were criticized and condemned internationally for killing dolphins, but Bita’ama community is turning that into pride. The North Malaita community under an Association formed (Bita’ama United Tribal Community Assembly Association, BUTCAA), is now preparing to showcase a well-designed concept to the world. A delegation from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will be travelling…

Pastor released under strict bail

The pastor of a local church in East Are’are Malaita, who is facing a rape charge, has been released on bail yesterday. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea allowed the 42-year-old father of four under strict bail conditions. The pastor’s two securities yesterday each paid $1,000 before he was released. His lawyer George Gray made the successful…

Asian accused of intimidation faces judgment

The Taiwanese national accused of intimidating two Malaysian brothers over the issue of Tubi logs will know his fate on May 25. This was after the prosecution and the defence counsel orally presented their closing submissions on Wednesday in the Magistrates’ Court. The judgment was supposed to be handed down by Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi…

Police boss discusses family violence with UN rep

POLICE commissioner Frank Prendergast and visiting Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Marta Santos Pais have discussed ways forward on the issue of family violence and violence against children. Mr Prendergast on Thursday said he had fruitful discussions on the continuous combat against the issue. “It was a useful meeting and we appreciate the…