MV Sitka salvaged, still not allowed here

Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) has maintained its stand that it will not accept the Tongan registered vessel MV Sitka into the country’s water. SIMSA director Captain Tim Harris reiterated this after reports has emerged that the vessel has been salvaged from the reef off Kadavu in Fiji. The boat was on its way…

Ramohia’s fate

The Malaita Full Assembly finally met on Wednesday with the provincial member for ward one Malcolm Moli who is moving the motion of no confidence against Premier Peter Chanel Ramoia. The Full Assembly meeting kicked off at 9am in the morning with a speech from the Premier Ramohia opening the assembly meeting. The assembly went…

It’s not human remains

A Pathology result on flesh remains found at Mataniko River, Vara Creek in Central Honiara are that not of  a human, it was revealed. A statement from the office of the commissioner of police said it had received the pathology results from the National Referral Hospital Pathology department on Monday in relation to what many…

‘Case will be a benchmark’

The much awaited tax-free case for Members of Parliament (MPs) that will be heard in the Court of Appeal next month will be a benchmark for reference purposes, Members of Parliament Entitlement Commission (PEC) has revealed. In an exclusive interview with this paper a PEC spokesperson said the case is an interesting one, as it…

Opposition: Late submission improper

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group still strongly holds the view that the Minister of Finance has breached section 52(1)(a) of the Public Finance Management Act –PFM. Responding to a statement by the Ministry of Finance, Tuesday, the Opposition Group said whilst they acknowledged that the Ministry has confirmed tabling the mid-year review report on the 2016…

Peace day event, sustainable development goal

The UN Peace Building Fund (UNPBF) is supporting the launch of peace campaign materials prepared by the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace at the International Peace Day event today – Wednesday, 28 September 2016. The international theme of this year’s Peace Day highlights the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – the SDGs – as…

PM arrives today

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare arrives back in Honiara today, from New York where he has been for the 71st United Nations General Assembly. The 71st UNGA has been an extra-ordinary one for Solomon Islands participation as apart from the presentation of the country’s national address and attendance of UNGA side events, the country assumed…

No compensation for bomb victims

There are no form of compensation for people, who lost their lives or injured by remains of World War II remnants. This was revealed by Sergeant Rex Waiwori of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordinance Team (EOD) during a media conference in Honiara. He said any person who lost his life or…

Students encouraged to maintain discipline

YOU must have visions and work towards those visions in your education. Minister for environment, climate change, disaster management and meteorology and MP for Gao-Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali told the students of Sir Dudley Tuti College (Kamaosi) during his visit to the school. “Discipline yourself and work towards your dreams,” Minister Manetoali said. A total of…