APID in the limelight

“Claims it extends claws into illegal logging business” THE controversy surrounding Asia Pacific Investment Development’s (APID) land acquisition process still hangs in the balance, but there are already new claims the mining company had felled and export round logs ‘illegally’. Rennell landowners who obtained documents confirming the ‘illegal export’ of round logs are demanding answers…

SINTA’s new GS vows to work with gov’t

The Solomon Islands National Teachers Association’s (SINTA) new General Secretary Robert Lafisi has promised to work closely with the government and other stakeholders to address the outstanding concerns of teachers in the country. Speaking during the signatory ceremony at Rock heaven Inn, Mr Lafisi said that its time SINTA starts working together with responsible ministries…

PM plans attend top meetings

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he is planning to attend both the 2015 United Nations Climate Change conference in France and 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the Mediterranean state of Malta. He revealed this in a meeting on Wednesday with the French Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Pascal Maubert. The meeting was…