Minister tours Eagon’s Arara camp

Minister for Forestry and Research, Honourable Samuel Manetoali paid visit to Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) Arara camp, South New Georgia, Western Province recently. The two days visit is part of his annual visits purposely to see first-hand the downstream processing engaged by EPPL in the form of producing veneer products. Minister Manetoali expressed his…

Minister visits PCDF projects in Western Province

(SIG Press Release): The Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS), Hon. Nestor Ghiro has visited some infrastructure projects funded by the Provincial Capacity development Fund (PCDF) in parts of Western Province last week. Mr Ghiro and his Permanent Secretary, Stanley Pirione and other Officials were in Gizo last week for an induction programme…

Ministry congratulates NFD on arrival of its new Vessel

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has congratulated the National Fisheries Development Company (NFD) on the arrival of Lady Sapphire last week in Noro. Lady Sapphire is a bigger vessel compared to the other purse seine vessels in the current NFD fleet and has the capacity to fish long range beyond our exclusive…

SPO supports Helena Goldie hospital

He Goldie Hospital at Munda, Western Province has received a timely assistance from South Pacific Oil (SPO) company on Wednesday. SPO team which includes Dr Levi Hou SPO Board Director, Kunal Nandan, SPO Chief Finance Officer, Joseph Huta SPO Management Accountant, William Watepuru Sales and Marketing Manager and SPO Sales and Marketing officer David Bogese…

Maepio rejects allegations

ACTING premier of Western Province Wayne Maepio has denied allegations he misused provincial funds. He made the denial after a member of the province’s non-executive bench raised the allegation.  “To say that I misuse provincial funds is not only untrue, but also provocative. I denied the allegations,” Maepio told the Sunday Star.  “It’s a wild…

Western Province ready to implement CLTS

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has successfully completed a week-long Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) training of local facilitators in Western Province last week. Around 30 individuals comprising of village facilitators, staff from the Provincial Environmental Health and Health Promotion Department and Solomon Islands Red Cross participated in the program. The program,…