Tiaro community turns to Honey as an alternative for fish

Tiaro Bay community in West Guadalcanal Solomon Islands has started honey bee keeping as an alternative livelihood method to generate income and protect exploitation of their Marine Resources.   The community has been implementing Community-Based Marine Resource Management by setting aside a managed area that has customary regulation since 2012 for the sustainable use of their marine…

Acting PM briefed on Gold Ridge redevelopment progress

(SIG Press release): Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been briefed on the ongoing redevelopment progress at the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal by officials from the Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) yesterday. The briefing was important to update the Government as a key partner in the project of progresses made so far towards the…

Gov’t signs 4 billion Yen airport project with Japan

THE Government has signed a milestone agreement with the Japanese Government for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project on Wednesday 16 May in Tokyo. Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Honorable Milner Tozaka and the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono officially signed the agreement at the Japanese Foreign Affairs Office. During the…

Gold Ridge mine reopening makes progress

The Gold Ridge mine’s reopening is progressing well and is being moved by the Cabinet Gold Ridge Subcommittee. Gold ridge Community Investment Limited [GCIL] co-owners of the Gold Ridge Mine Limited [GRML] said in a statement that some of the differences and misunderstanding that slowed the progress of the reopening have been ironed out and…

Kukum highway upgrading road project kicks-off

The much awaited Kukum Highway Upgrading Road Project is set to get underway. This follows a formal ground-breaking ceremony held today morning in Honiara. The historic occasion also marked the conclusion of the project preparatory phase as it is now entered into its construction stage. Witnessing the ground breaking ceremony yesterday are; guest speaker Prime Minster Manasseh…

SIG to stage healing, apology week

A WEEK-LONG national healing and apology programme will be conducted in Solomon Islands, Honiara starting on Thursday 30 June 2016. The programme, spearheaded by the national government (SIG), will bring Malaita and Guadalcanal provinces to say sorry to each other over the killings and hatred that took place during the ethnic tension. Prime Minister Manasseh…

Premier Veke pledges support to DCCG policies

GUADALCANAL Premier Anthony Veke pledges his Government’s support to the implementation of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) policy intentions, saying Guadalcanal province will take active participation in this process. The premier made the assurance during his Executive’s first brief courtesy call on the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare since the new provincial executive assumed…

Lelei community access clean drinking water at their door step

LELEI community in North West Guadalcanal, Tandai ward one is the latest to have access to clean drinking water at their very door steps thanks to Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ) in partnership with World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI). This was made possible after ANZ in partnership with WVSI funded and installed a 3000…