Expat attacked

AN Australian man living in Ughele village, Rendova Island in Western Province was allegedly attacked by a villager last Sunday. John Fairfax from Sydney who is married to a local woman and had been residing at Ughele for some time doing community work was said to be attacked at his private residence in the early…

FSII take on board govt mess in Rennell

The Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has taken on board pleas of Rennell landowners over controversial land acquisition and mining activities by APID on the island. The popular group founded in Social Media networking has gained momentum as more support from people and organisations puts weight on FSII’s role to bark over self-serving government decisions.…

Export allowed

PT Mega Bintang Borneo Ltd must be allowed to export bauxite stockpile: Attorney General’s Chambers PT Mega Bintang Borneo Ltd must be allowed to export the stockpile of bauxite it has extracted on Rennell, according to the Attorney General’s Chambers. The advice was contained in a letter addressed to Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, after the…

MP criticizes public sector

A Member of Parliament (MP) and a Minister of the Crown has condemned the work of the public sector, labelling it as corrupt, irresponsible and needs overhaul. The Cabinet Minister who declined to have his name revealed stated he is sick of how plenty of these educated and experienced public servants were irresponsible in implementing…

Deal for 5000 homes

The Government will build 5000 affordable new 2-3 bedroom homes in the City in the next four years for public servants and ordinary Solomon Islanders. This was made possible after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Solomon Islands Government and a developer on Friday. Minister of Finance and Treasury Snyder Rini…

Suava tribes meet

TEN sub-tribes of Suava bay cannery in North malaita, Malaita province have recently met and discussed the project. The meeting was held last Sunday at the Mana’abu Training Centre. A spokesman Henry Kamuda said, that the meeting was organised to identify the tribes that owned the land intended for the project. Mr Kamuda added this…

Board contravenes mines act

… In granting renewal of expired prospecting licence says Attorney General’s Chambers The Attorney General’s Chambers has revealed that the renewal of a Prospecting Licence (PL) of one of the suitors vying to develop the multi-million dollar bauxite deposits on Rennell, was approved almost 12 months after it has expired. At the same time, it…