Yow still CEO

“Sasako misleads, my passport is here” Colin Yow is still the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). Responding to Alfred Sasako’s front page articles in the two daily newspapers yesterday, Mr Yow said Mr Sasako and “a few bunch of big business boys” has embarked on a media campaign to oust…

Justice served

Court: MPs tax-free salary unconstitutional MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) will  be no longer enjoy tax free wages after Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer threw out the award in a landmark ruling yesterday. Sir Albert declared the tax free salary and all other entitlements in Regulation 2015, which was amended and awarded to MPs by the…

Village mayhem

Homes torched, victims taken to safety POLICE were dispatched into the Windy Ridge area in central Guadalcanal after a brawl on Sunday that resulted in the torching of five family homes. Victims have been evacuated and put up in temporary shelters at the nearby Christian Care Centre at Tenaru and Nazareth Apostolic Centre (NAC) for…

Oceania boxing weighs grouping

(The National) – PAPUA New Guinea Amateur Boxing Union president John Avira says Oceania must reconsider its grouping with Asia if it wants its boxers to have a better chance of qualifying for the Olympics. Avira said the efforts of the country’s boxers at the Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Qian’an, China, showed that athletes from…