PM SNUBS US

PRIME MINISTER Manasseh Sogavare appears to have snubbed the delegations of the United States of America and other allies by being absent from the dawn service commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Landing of the Marines on Guadalcanal. Mr Sogavare was to give a speech at the dawn service at the Guadalcanal American Memorial at…

Ambassador Kennedy thanked Solomon Scouts who saved her father 

THE selfless service and sacrifice of the Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers were acknowledged during the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, Sunday.  US Ambassador to Australia and daughter of John F. Kennedy made this statement during the dawn service at Skyline Ridge yesterday (Sunday 7th August 2022).  “Because of the selfless…

$3B PAID, NO PROGRESS

Government reports show constituencies received $3 billion in RCDF grants from 2015-2022 THE nation’s 50 Constituencies were paid Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) grants of almost $3 billion over the past eight years, new government reports have revealed. Former Permanent Secretary, George Kosui posted details of the funding grants on social media this week. These…

SECRET REVEALS

THE secret is out. Harvesting beche de mer in Solomon Islands is free all year round. This is based on a decision handed down by the Court of Appeal almost four years ago. The ruling on 12th October 2018 means that there is no “on-and-off” season for harvesting the multi-million-dollar beche de mer delicacy and…

SIEO ON TIGHT SCHEDULE

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEO) has a lot on its plate for the remaining part of this year, it was revealed during a workshop in Auki this week. With upcoming by-elections for Malaita Province, Honiara City Council, and Provincial elections for Western Province and Choiseul Province respectively, the remaining months of the year will…

Happy 44th birthday Solomons

TODAY the country turns 44th since its birth as a country after gaining independence from the British Government in 1978. As a young nation that is still developing, that journey to nationhood has not been easy. Solomons has come a long to ensure it can stand on its own feet and support itself. Always referred…