New SINU education complex awaits opening  

THE state of the art Solomon Islands National University (SINU) new Faculty of Education and Humanities complex at the Panatina campus is now complete. However, it is yet to be officially opened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Corporate John Usuramo said. “The complex is now 98.5% complete but due to the COVID-19 lockdown its…

Djokovic questioned by police

POLICE are now waiting to finalise their investigation into Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau yesterday said they had already interviewed Djokovic last Saturday and are now looking at finalising the investigation. “Investigation is progressing very well, my officers are looking at finalising investigation and getting a…

$20m to fight COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $20 million to help the Government of Solomon Islands combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its impact on the country’s economy. The support comprises a $10 million concessional loan and a $10 million grant and will go toward preventing the disease from entering the country and for mitigating…

EXPAT PILOT FINED

For breaching state of the emergency law By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN OWNER of Helicopter Support Solomon Islands Limited who confessed to entering the country during the State of Emergency order in May has been fined $5,000 yesterday. Paul Hubbard, 59, from Australia had pleaded guilty to one count of the prohibition of entry of non-citizen, contrary…

Suidani hits back at Sasako 

The Malaita Provincial Premier says although an injunction against a number of loggers have been lifted they still have a case to answer. Daniel Suidani was responding to an article authored by Alfred Sasako and published by the Island Sun newspaper this week.  Premier Suidani told this paper that the article by Mr.Sasako is not…