PIDF Secretariat meets taskforce

A two member delegation from the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, is currently in Honiara this week to meet with the Solomon Islands National Taskforce to finalise arrangements ahead of the PIDF Leader’s Summit next week. The delegation which comprised of the Deputy Secretary General of PIDF, Peni Lomaloma and Tony…

Mayor fined

Honiara City Mayor Alfrence Fatai and his female co-accused have been fined a total of $3,000 on Monday at the Honiara Magistrates Court. Failure to pay up the fine by close of business today will result in both of them serving two weeks in prison. Fatai pleaded guilty to the charges of driving without a…

Is globalization dead?

With Britain voting in favour of leaving EU, a single market (508 m) people larger than USA (319 m), the question that looms large: “Is globalization dead?” When the consequences are slowly sinking in, it has become difficult to stomach the decision even for those who supported Britain’s exit (BREXIT) from EU, including the once…

Parties reconcile

Solomon Islands Post Conflict Reconciliation Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPCRRRA) Guadalcanal had reconciled with Marau and Royal Solomon Islands Police force at Rove playing ground, West Honiara, on Tuesday. The reconciliation was part of the National Healing and Apology programme organized by the national government to try and bring peace after the ethnic conflict on…

Gitoa sent behind bars for life

The court has yesterday sentenced Stanley Gitoa to life imprisonment for the murder of a man at Tetere, East Guadalcanal in 2010. Gitoa pleaded guilty to the murder on a previous court appearance before Justice Francis Mwanesalua. This is in relation to the incident on 11 November 2010 where he attacked the deceased using a…

Opposition leader uninvited to reconciliation ceremony

The Parliamentary Opposition Leader has not been invited to yesterday’s official opening ceremony of the weeklong reconciliation event. The Office of the Opposition group issued a statement saying Jeremiah Manele was not formally invited to join the event. The statement said that although a formal program was given late on Friday evening to the Leader,…

Excitement over peace event

MEMBERS of Solomon Islands Post Conflict Reconciliation Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPCRRRA) are happy to see the national healing and apology programme commenced yesterday in Honiara. Chairman for Guadalcanal desk, Joseph Sangu said a peace process and reconciliation cannot start anywhere but somewhere. “At least we seen the beginning of a peace process,” he said.…

Commissioner clarifies allowance

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is working with the government to address their outstanding special duty allowances. Commissioner of Police Frank Prendergast made the assurance yesterday following complaints raised by some police officers over delay of their allowances. They said failure to address the issue will result in a boycott in the upcoming Independence…

Young Vevo, Icon champ

VEVO GINA, 22 of Western Province was crowned the winner of the Solo Icon 2016, after the grand final on Sunday night at the Multi-purpose hall. The young lad of Roviana and Ranoggah parentage scooped the first spot after battling a hard fought Icon final between five of the grand finalists. He received a trophy,…