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HCC has conducted a "Business License Spot Check Operation" on Businesses and public transport vehicles within the City Boundary. The Spot check operation is to ensure Businesses and public transport vehicles operate with valid Business Licenses during the third quarter of this year. It has been discovered that most Businesses and public transport vehicles have failed to pay their business licenses. The...
THE National Government is conscious of the issue of land and encroachment of settlers into customary land. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during his speech, at the Guadalcanal province 2nd Appointed Day Celebrations today. The Prime Minister acknowledged sentiments raised by the Premier of Guadalcanal province, for the Government to live up to its obligations under the now dismantled Townsville...
HONIARA City Council has stated that Vura ward councillor Reginald Ngati has made misleading statements in an article published in regards to the CAUSE project. “While Ngati’s acknowledgement of the project’s achievement is appreciated, he failed to understand the partnership between CAUSE, HCC and MID,” HCC said in a statement. The statement said that as a councillor, Ngati should have known...
SOLOMON Airlines yesterday confirmed it will extend its suspension of scheduled international passenger flying from August 31 as previously advised, until October 24, 2020. To date, the national carrier has operated a series of international cargo only flights and eight Solomon Islands Government approved repatriation flights, bringing more than 600 approved citizens and residents home from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji...
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says security at the Solomon Islands-Papua New Guinea border remains a top priority. Mr Sogavare, in his nation-wide covid-19 speech on Monday this week, said our front-liners are on high alert around that area as covid-19 cases in neighbouring PNG surges. “As you might already be aware, in previous weeks, we had a case involving two PNG...
BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA LONG-time media personnel and freelance journalist Georgina Kekea is the new MASI President-elect during last night’s MASI election. The election eventuated during the Media Association of Solomon Islands’ (MASI) AGM at the SIBC’s Conference room last night (26th July 2020). The election was attended by Journalists and media workers from different media institutions in the country including Public...
HIS Excellency the Governor General Sir David Vunagi has declared that a State of Public Emergency (SOPE) still exists in Solomon Islands. This is in accordance with Section 16(2) of the Constitution and in light of an assessment of the threat posed by COVID-19 that the Government has conducted. As recommended in the threat assessment, the risks associated with the continued...
MOSTYN Mangau was formally sworn in as the new Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) this week. Mr. Mangau is the 3rd local to hold the post after the late Sir Fred Soaki from 1982 to 1995 and the late Morton Sireheti from 1995 to 1997 and 2000 to 2002. Commissioner Mangau who is in his early 50’s...
BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA WITH the launch of the milestone development plan 2019 – 2023 handbook last night (Thursday 16th July), it is a step forward for the people of South Guadalcanal towards development and self-reliance. In his speech, Hon Member for South Guadalcanal Rollen Seleso emphasized on the importance of creating the document and how it would impact the livelihood...
BY MIKE TUA MEMBER of Parliament for South Guadalcanal and the Minister for Provincial Government Honourable Rollen Seleso said the development Plan is written and presented in a formal way that will help to create a social and economic inclusive South Guadalcanal, and for the convenience of everyone on Weather Coast. “The aim of creating a Development Plan 2019-2023 for...
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