Police chief defends decision

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast has confirmed he has reinstated a senior officer facing drink driving charges, and whose case is yet to be determined in court. But Mr Prendergast dismissed accusations he listened to wrong advice when he made that decision. This was in relation to Sergeant Edwin Sevoa of the Police Response Team (PRT),…

Election fever causing many divisions

WITH the National General Elections drawing ever closer, its fever is also heating up, causing much hype amongst all registered voters, however also causing divisions amongst families, tribes and communities as a whole. Concerns have been raised if campaigning or the Elections in general are informative, educational or just another means of breaking down relationships…

Pr Oikane launches mini campaign

KADERE Party Candidate for West Kwara’ae, Pr Clement Oikane has launched his campaign over the weekend. Before a jam packed audience in Kakara village, Pr Oikane highlighted his visions of a better and united West Kwara’ae Constituency. “It is important that as one people, we stand together in ensuring that we are united for the…

Supporters deny claims against former MPs

SUPPORTERS of certain former Members of Parliament (MP) denied reports of their candidates being chased or banned from campaigning in certain communities. Reginald Maemae, a campaign manager for former MP for Ulawa Ugi, said reports about James Tora being chased was fabricated to discredit Mr Tora who has about half the support of registered voters…

More candidates contest as independent

Most candidates will contest the upcoming election on November 19 as independent candidates. This made Solomon Islands Democratic Party’s (SIDP) legal counsel, Gabriel Suri to question the registration process to form Political Party as stipulated under the Political Parties Integrity Act in High Court on Monday. Under the Act, one of the requirements is for…

Slaughter house project, a failure: Na’amo

A MILLION dollar project in Malaita Province,  known as the slaughter house project has been dubbed by former Malaita Premier as a total failure and calls for investigation. Richard Na’amo said the slaughter house project received some $1.2m, but was never completed. The slaughter (abattoir) house project located at Aligegeo village near Auki, was started…

Dr. James Ere’ai ordained Deacon

The Holy Family at Kukum Parish had all the reasons to celebrate because Saturday Dr. James Ere’ai courageously and freely took another step towards priesthood in the Catholic Church. More than a thousand people from all walks of live came to witness and accompany Dr. James in his journey as a deacon.  He belongs to…

Green Tourism completes tourism training in Taro

A HIGH Impact Tourism Training (HITT) for women and girls was successfully held at Taro, Choiseul Province last week. Fifty-six participants (50 women and girls, and 6 men) attended the three-day training workshop. They came from Taro, Supizae, Polo, Rabakela, Sirovanga, Poroporo, Barabarakakasa, Vurango, Moli, Luimuni, Koloni, Gazakeo villages. Apart from Choiseul, a group of…

HCC assures Japan of retirement

THE Honiara City Council City Clerk (HCC) on Tuesday assured the Japanese government that it will spend the SBD $635,392.68 accountably and have it retired properly.  Charles Kelly Honiara City Clerk said this after the Japanese government handed over a funding support for the construction of a new Ranadi landfill administration and training centre. Construction…