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Friday, July 23, 2021

    Protest over failed Fiu Bridge project

    BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI West Kwara’ae communities have come out voicing their disappointment at the Malaita government’s handling of the failed Fiu Bridge project proposal. Members of communities in wards two, three and four (in West Kwara’ae...

    SINU opens new facility

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) officially opened its new state of the art science laboratory and conferencing complex yesterday. This new facility is part of SINU’s Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forest...

    ‘No sim-card registration will weaken cybercrime law’

    BY JARED KOLI The implementation of the proposed cybercrime legislation, currently being developed, will be difficult without SIM-card registration. Director of Communications in the Ministry of Communications and Aviation, Alwyn Danitofea informed the Bills and Legislation...

    Solomon Ports major project held back due to covid-19

    BY JARED KOLI COVID-19 has held back the development of Solomon Ports’ mega investment and development project at its commercial development site in Honiara.  This is according to Solomon Ports Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eranda Kotelawala...

    RISKS REMAIN…But CBSI boss predicts recovery

    By BRIAN LEZUTUNI The Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Luke Forau predicts the economy will emerge from the COVID-induced economic recession next year, but warns that there are many risks ahead and challenges...

    Agovaka blocking project funds from Malaita is shameful: Wale

    Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale has labelled statements by the Minister for Aviation, Peter Chanel Agoaka as misleading and inciteful. The Island Sun newspaper ran an article in Wednesday’s paper (July 7, 2021) which quoted...

    Ports to build new domestic terminal

    BY JARED KOLI The Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has begun preparatory work on building a new multimillion-dollar ultramodern three-storey seaport terminal.   The state-owned enterprise yesterday unveiled the concept design of the new seaport terminal...

    Agovaka withholds funds for Malaita projects

    By EDDIE OSIFELO MINISTER of Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Angovaka has deferred the Cabinet paper to divert the SBD$254.5 million (US$31.7 m) World Bank funding support earmarked for various projects in Malaita province. The funding...

    Debt-for-Climate swap could help address COVID-19 debt

    BY BRIAN LEZUTUNI WITH rising debts in the Pacific due to impacts of Covid-19, the Pacific Islands Forum secretariat (PIFS) is heading to the Forum Economic Ministers Meeting later this month with a string of...

    Gov’t says it’s on track with relocation efforts

    TECHNICAL studies and community consultation for the development of relocation guidelines for low-lying atolls and artificial islands vulnerable to climate change will commence soon as preparation and logistic work is finalised. The International Organisation for Migration...