Hopes to reopen Gwaunaru’u airport dashes

MAINTENANCE work has been completed and Aviation already declared Gwaunaru’u airport safe to received flights after an inspection, but all those efforts were in vain when landowners refused to sign the reviewed Memorandum of Understanding with the Government and Malaita Provincial Government on Tuesday this week. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia said the delegation of landowners…

Sore: $3.7M is support payment

A $3.7 MILLION payment government made to owners of Sun Express was financial support towards the business. That was according to Special Secretary to Prime Minister Rence Sore. He was responding to public criticisms and concern about the controversial payment. Mr Sore said the payment does not covers the costs of damage to the boat…

Mataki; attitude to waste management needs change

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Waste management workshop underway

A SOLID waste management workshop for counterparts in Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu is currently underway in Honiara. Participants from respective countries in government, city councils including relevant organizations are here for this three days’ workshop that started on Wednesday. This is part of JICA under its J-PRISM program under its pilot projects…

Fiu bridge to undergo reconstruction

The reconstruction of the Fiu bridge in Central kwara’ae, Malaita province is currently under the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) assessment program. That was according to the Malaita provincial Premier Peter Channel Ramohia in a brief interview with this paper on Wednesday in Auki.  He said, some other bridges in the province that had been…

PM on nation building

“We should see us as a nation building.” Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this statement when he hosted a dinner with Makira and Ulawa provincial government executive and officials. His pointed that Makira as any other province should not see them as from Makira, a term he used as individual but as Solomon islander. “Let…