Marasinghe: SINU situation now calm

ACTING vice-chancellor of Solomon Islands National University, Professor Basil Marasinghe, says the tense situation at its three campuses is now calm after Monday’s protest. Professor Marasinghe was appointed acting vice chancellor following the forced resignation of Dr Glynn Galo by protesting students. “The SINU management regrets the disturbances caused by some student factions on 7th…

Rini proposes reform on NPF

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini, plans to bring a bill to protect the functions and operations of Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF) and consider some pre-retirement options. Mr Rini revealed this during the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Fund at SMI compound, west Honiara, yesterday. He said this is due to its…

Increase of road humps

TRANSPORT owners from northwest Guadalcanal are calling on authorities to clarify whether construction of road humps are legal. They say along the road through Kakabona, west of Honiara, villagers are constructing road humps almost everywhere. “We want authorities to explain whether this is legal or not,” one transport owner said. “From what we understand, if…

3 years for arsonist

A MAN who burnt down the Mbabanakira police post in Weathercoast, Guadalcanal in 2013, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment on Friday at the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika also ordered 653 days, which is about two years that Misilisi Puahas spent in custody to be deducted from the three years imprisonment.…

Men urged to respect women

MEN are urged to respect the human rights and integrity of women. President of Solomon Islands National Council of Women (SINCW) Ella Kauhue made the appeal following the discovery of the bodies of a couple at their Mbuburu/Lengakiki home, Monday. Police are investigating the case. But initial findings suggest the husband may have murdered his…