Malaita submits resolutions to PM

MALAITA provincial government has presented a number of resolutions to the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) last week. The list of resolutions was handed over to the Think Tank group which met with the Malaita Premier and executive. In an interview with the Malaita premier Peter channel Ramohia said seeing that all the major projects in…

Australia supports affordable housing

AUSTRALIA is supporting the development of affordable residential property in Honiara through the placement of a newly-arrived Australian Business Volunteer. Roseline Deleu, Market Analysis Expert and Home Designer, will work with Solomon Islands Home Finance Limited (SIHFL) over the next three months to assist the organisation to meet its main objective of developing affordable residential…

Domestic violence, a serious concern

MINISTRY of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs permanent secretary, Ethel Sigamanu says domestic violence is no longer a private family matter. This came after Parliament passed the Family Protection Act on 27th August 2014, which was gazetted on 14th March 2016. Speaking to the media yesterday in Honiara, Sigamanu said the commencement of the…

Auga cleared of charges

MEMBER of Parliament for Lau/Mbaelelea Augustine Auga has been cleared off all criminal charges on Wednesday in the Honiara Magistrates Court. This was after the common assault charges against Auga were withdrawn following a reconciliation that was conducted with the victims. The charges were withdrawn under section 35 of the Magistrate’s Court Act which encourages…

Kicked out students cleared

Five local students who were kicked out from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Waigani campus accommodation by the university administration have now been cleared from Students Discipline Council charges. This was confirmed to this paper in an exclusive interview with a local lawyer working in Papua New Guinea who assisted the five students…

Chamber: why withdraw SIPA?

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) says it is disappointed at Solomon Islands Port Authority’s (SIPA) decision to leave the Chamber. SIPA withdrew its membership last week in the wake of the controversy surrounding its reforms. A number of Chamber members have sharply criticised SIPA’s new tariff rates, describing them as excessive. SICCI…