EU Ambassador: SI should learn from EU

Solomon Island should learn from European Union (EU) as a young democratic country in the pacific says Ambassador Leonidas Tezapsidis, Head of the European Union Delegation to Solomon Islands & Vanuatu. He highlighted this on Friday during the commemoration of EU day at Mendana Hotel. Mr Tezapsidis said, EU profound desire is that Solomon Islands,…

PNG businesses urged to invest in Indonesia

PNG LOOP – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited business communities in PNG to invest in Indonesia and participate in its economic growth. Speaking at a business breakfast yesterday morning in Port Moresby, Widodo told business communities his first visit to the country marks a new beginning for both countries. “A new beginning for stronger…

Premier Vavanga welcomes GCIL takeover

Guadalcanal Premier, Bartholomew Vavanga has welcomed the taking of the Gold Ridge Mining Limited by the landowners associated company, Gold Ridge Comminity Investment Limited (GCIL). He said, while he welcomed the bold step taken by the landowners, the provincial government is yet to properly look into what avenue it can play in there. Vavanga said,…

New administration and training centre for HCC

Business organisations and private -households within the Honiara boundary can now be able to get appropriate information on how to dump household-wastes at the Ranadi dumpsite. This came after the Government of Japan handed over a new landfill administration and training Centre to Honiara City Council (HCC) at Ranadi dumpsite yesterday. The new centre will…

Why complain?

You choose to become a MP so don’t complain about crowded homes THE visiting Member of Parliament (MP) for the New South Wales government Jonathan O’Dea has reminded local MPs to not complain about their homes being crowded each day with constituents seeking assistance. Speaking before the MPs at the National Parliament yesterday O’Dea stressed…

Reforestation program for SI

The Ministry of Forest together with the Korean Government will be taking a National Action Plan on Forest Reforestation in the country. In a process of doing so, the Ministry has sent its some of its employees to Korea in training and to see for themselves how effective the Korean Government make use of Forest…

Woman MP hits back at PAP

Temotu Vatud MP Freda Tuki Soriacomua has hit back at the People’s Alliance Party (PAP) president Sir Nathaniel Waena over accusations that she was an arrogant party-hopper. Soriacomua contested and won last year’s election under PAP ticket. But she said she’s now resigned from PAP and now a Kandere Party member. She explained there’s nothing…

PS denies influence mineral board meet

Mines Permanent Secretary Jeffery Kauha has denied claims he delayed the Mines and Minerals Board meeting two weeks ago. Instead, he said the meeting has been convened but was not attended by the AG Chambers on one occasion and the Director was sick on the next. “It is the board that decides, not me. It’s…