Lilly Maefai Wins East Makira Bye Election

Lilly Maefai Wins East Makira Bye Election

The wife of late Charles Maefai has won the East Makira Constituency seat following Wednesday's bye-election.
Some residents of Kukson and Nikamuroo villages and Benyamina islet told Amnesty International that they are concerned about the possible impacts from mining on fishing and sea-weed farming from mine run-off or disturbances to fresh groundwater discharges into the sea.

Minister of Mines Should Meet Directly with Local Communities Over Mining Concerns: Amnesty International

The Solomon Islands Minister of the Environment should conduct face-to-face consultations with local communities on Wagina Island to hear their concerns before deciding the fate of a proposed open-cast bauxite mine there, Amnesty International said today.
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged people everywhere to continue to work on innovative solutions to win the battle against corruption and to ensure that precious resources serve the peoples of the world.

Hundreds March in Honiara Against Corruption

Solomon Islands celebrated/commemorated the International Anti-corruption Day yesterday, under the theme: ‘United Against Corruption’, with hundreds of people from all walks of life, participating in the march through Mendana Highway, as a show of solidarity against corruption.
Axiom had its foreign investment licence cancelled by the Solomon Islands government in October this year and has been told that its expatriate workers were no longer able to stay in the country.

News Report Expose Past Dealings by Djokovic

The Australian newspaper reports that the Prime Minister’s chief of staff (prior to his appointment in October 2016) had sought payments from Axiom to smooth over problems with the government at the time.
Solomon Islands Red Cross Society Appoints New Health Manager

Solomon Islands Red Cross Society Appoints New Health Manager

Solomon Islands Red Cross Society now has a new Health Manager, she is Joanna Ramorii Tatalu. Mrs. Tatalu hails from north Malaita in Malaita Province.