Malaita Premier denies IRPP link

The Malaita Premier Peter Ramohia has denied any affiliation with the Malaita group name Isles of Ramos Peoples’ Power (IRPP). The Malaita group last week came out publicly and voiced its strong support towards current MART government’s idea of Malaita Province seceding from the rest of Solomon Islands to be a sovereign state. The IRPP also voiced its frustration over […]

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The Parliamentary Opposition is callings on the government to broaden its suspension order in relation to the civil aviation saga.

In a statement on Sunday the Opposition Office said the suspension being served to the Director of Civil Aviation should also include the Minister of Communication and Civil Aviation, the Attorney General and the Civil Aviation Permanent Secretary during the audit period- 2013 and 2014. At the same time it said, “Operation Janus and the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) must […]

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Sumitomo to quit Solomons

Japan’s Sumitomo mining company is abandoning its nickel exploration project in Isabel Province in Solomon Islands. The head office of Sumitomo Metal Mining Solomon Limited in Tokyo told Reuters that it was exiting from the project because of slumping nickel price and the loss of a legal dispute over mining rights. Sumitomo, which began exploring in Solomon Islands in 2005, […]

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