In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Man who fakes death returns to court Duo facing robbery charges back to court Man who fakes death returns to court THE man accused of faking his death and obtained $76,000 from a local pharmacist in Honiara will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court today. Peter Fakaia who faces charges of false pretence was remanded…

PM confident after China visit

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare arrived to a huge show of support from the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) ministers and backbenchers at the Honiara international airport, Tuesday. His arrival was marked as a new chapter for Solomon Islands as he detailed his six days official visit to China and his various meeting with the…

Fugui to China on education trip

MINISTER of Education and Human Resource Development (MERHD) John Moffat Fugui has left for China to sort out education arrangements with the People’s Republic of China. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this on his arrival yesterday from China.    Sogavare said one of the main issues of arrangement is the transfer of local students in…

Pageant 2019 show is back

  The annual Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) queen show is on again. The event will be held on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November 2019 based on the theme ‘Advancing women in leadership and stewardship.’ MSIP director Joyce Konofilia in a press conference at the Solomon Host conference room yesterday confirmed the MSIP committee…

Gov’t honours British man for service here

GOVERNOR General Sir David Vunagi has honoured a retired British Soldier, Major David Rankin-Hunt with the Cross of Solomon Islands medal for his services to community development in redesigning the Orders for the Star and Cross of Solomon Islands. The award was presented to Major David at a private Investiture Ceremony in London Monday this…

PM: NO MORE RCDF TO MPs 

Sogavare says China will engage directly with provinces By ANDREW FANASIA THE CHINESE Government will continue with the Constituency Development Funding (CDF) support but it will not be channelled through MPs. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on his arrival back yesterday from his week-long China trip. CDF was one of the controversial funding…