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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Wood tops SI export to NZ

BY BEN BILUA Gizo WOOD remains top of Solomon...

NZ to support tourism here

A funding arrangement of NZD$550,000 (SBD$2.8m) to...

Call to upgrade rundown Maluu nursing facilities

BY SAMIE WAIKORI Auki THE Ministry of Health and...

Balding islands

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The fight to save Vanikoro forests continues BY GEORGINA KEKEA UNSUSTAINABLE and illegal logging continues to cause tensions between a logging company and vulnerable landowners in Temotu. Much of the small island of Vanikoro, Santa Cruz, has...

Captain pleads guilty to oil spill in Temotu

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA The vessel master of bulk carrier Quebec has pleaded guilty to dumping around 1,000 litres of oil into the sea at Graciosa Bay, Temotu province. He pleaded guilty to all five counts against...

‘NO’ TO BAUXITE MINING

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Santa Cruz landowners declare stance By EDDIE OSIFELO HONIARA based landowners from Santa Cruz in Temotu province have signaled a ‘No’ to bauxite mining on their land. The landowners made their stand clear when they met with...

Tikopia welcomes first Premier visit

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BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE TEMOTU Premier David Maina has been hailed a champion by Tikopia’s Chief John Arikitafua for his visit to the island on May 8, 2018 which also marks the Temotu provincial government’s...

No court visit for Tikopia & Ontong Java, 16 years

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Ontong Java and Tikopia have not had any court visit for the last 16 years. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo revealed this during the Public Accounts Committee hearing last week. She said they have not...

21-yo man jailed for rape

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to three years for raping a 16-year-old girl in Santa Cruz, Temotu province. The incident occurred in 2019, when the man was 19 years old. The man had...

PM ENDS FAR EAST TOUR

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Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation arrived back in the Temotu Provincial Capital Lata on Friday, after spending almost two days visiting Chiefs, community leaders, schools and clinics at Tikopia, Temotu’s remote island.  This...

Foreign Affairs provides $900,000 support for 2 local companies

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) has acknowledged another mile stone achieved by the Solomon Islands Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Enhanced Capacity for Agriculture Trade (ECAT) project with the signing of two...

Australia supports Temotu’s remote Reef islands

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The Australian Government through the Direct Aid Programme (DAP) has funded a new permanent pigpen project, led by Mathew Nare, to assist the Nola community in the Reef islands, Temotu province, generate income by...

VIEWPOINT-PM’s visit to Tikopia

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A grateful community say thank you…. PETER FORAU Honiara MANY people would not leap for joy when the Prime Minister makes a visit to their island but for us, the people of Tikopia, the Prime Minister’s latest...