PEC awards hearing ends

THE hearing of the legal suit challenging the tax-free pay awarded to MPs in April this year has ended on Tuesday in the High Court. Closing submissions will be made today. The trial started on Monday before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. Parliamentary Wing Leader of the People’s First Party Derrick Manu’ari, who was one…

Militant meeting claim denied

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Resigned ministers are still Gov’t members

THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCC) has claimed the allegiance of the six Members of Parliament, who resigned during the political upheaval last month. The six MPs are Douglas Ete, Bodo Dettke, Augustine Auga, Bradley Tovosia, Nestor Ghiro and Alfred Ghiro. According to an updated list of the Political Parties Commission on 2nd November,…

New hydro project proposed for Longu

A NEW hydro project has been proposed for Longu district in the East-Central Guadalcanal region. This was revealed by the Constituency Development Officer (CDO) Joseph Atkin in an interview on Tuesday. Mr Atkin said, the proposed hydro project is another development option for the constituency to allow the communities access reliable power energy in East…

Community prepares for disaster in mock exercise

AS part of a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan, mock exercise has been conducted at Koleasi in North East Guadalcanal recently by World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI). A statement from World Vision said, since last year’s devastating floods, World Vision has been working to help Guadalcanal communities prepare for disasters. The project, funded by the…

FFA centre turns courtroom for IUU practice cases

PACIFIC prosecutors and Fisheries officials are putting Illegal fishers on trial this week. They’ve transformed the FFA Conference Centre venue into a moot-courtroom with role plays around scenarios involving illegal fishing boats accused of breaking their license rules in Pacific EEZs. FFA’s MCS Policy Advisor Peter Graham became courtroom bailiff and Legal Advisors Dr Filimon…

Beauty contestants voice against violence

Miss Solomon Islands Beauty Pageants have raised their voice to stop domestic violence against women and children. They raised their voice after visiting the victims of domestic violence at the Christian Care Centre at Tenaru yesterday. The beauty pageants said, it was sad thing for them to see women and children having gone through hard…

World Toilet Day 2015: new World Bank report finds severe lack of access to water & sanitation

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Beauty pageant parade today

THE main event for the Miss Solomon Beauty Pageant will start today with a float parade from Rove to Lawson Tama stadium. The parade is expected to be colourful as eight contestants will make their public appearance on each float along the main road to Lawson Tama. Leading the parade will be Miss Red Mason,…