Report: APID pays royalty

MORE than a million in royalty has been paid out by the Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID), sources have revealed. And the money is now sitting in a suspense account within the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI). This payment is for all the trust hold groups on West Rennell acquired land where the bauxite…

Boso’s case trial underway

Hearing of evidences on the case of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, Selina Boso will continue today. The trial started yesterday before Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Prosecution has already two of its witnesses who testified in court. They are the Ombudsman Joe Poraiwai and the Director…

FSII vs Sumsum case deferred

Trial did not proceed yesterday as listed on the case between Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) and Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Airlines Ron Sumsum. This was because the lawyer representing FSII, Chris Rarumae of Public Solicitor’s Office did not turn up yesterday. Two of the five FSII accused were absent from court. Lily Ramo…

Man, woman fine for assault charges

A man has been fined $400 yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife. Fred Foster yesterday appeared before Magistrate Augustine Aulanga and entered a guilty plea to one count of common assault. The court heard he assaulted his wife following an argument with her on the evening of 18…

Fate of officer in Sept

The fate of a top police officer accused of accused of stealing $100,000 belonging to her husband’s tribe will be known in court on September 21. Both the prosecution and the defence had yesterday presented verbal closing submissions. Principal Magistrate Edwin Saramo after taking note of the submissions adjourned the matter for the judgment. Inspector…

Top financial supervisors meet

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) reminds Association of Financial Supervisors of Pacific Countries (AFSPC) members to resolve issues on improving the supervision skills and supervision capacity in the region. Mr Denton Rarawa made this reminder when he opened the AFSPC meeting attended by 25 regional financial supervisors and experts at…

Supervisors, regulators urges to be more vigilant

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) urges the supervisors and the regulators in the region to be more vigilant in their regulatory and supervisory roles to encounter global financial risk. Mr Denton Rarawa made the call during the opening of the Association of Financial Supervisors Pacific Countries meeting at Heritage Park…

Boxing support

The Solomon Islands National University (SINU) management has supported the institution’s boxing club with the donation of boxing gloves. This was part of encouraging sports and social activities for the students with in the university. SINU boxing club was established in June as part of engaging students who are interested in this sport besides academic…

Flying Fijians RWC targets

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Flying Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo looks set to get the nod for the goalkicking duties during the Rugby World Cup ahead of Josh Matavesi and Ben Volavola. Coach John McKee said Nadolo had been looking good with goal-kicking. “Nemani has been nailing it with his kicking. He very well could be…

Solar power needs of Koviloko

Dear Editor – The Hon. Obed Neo is a Member of the Provincial Assembly for Ward 7 at Koviloko in Isabel Province and a gentleman who has done much to aid the elderly, the widows and disabled people in his ward, totaling more than 267 disadvantaged persons. He is desperately seeking aid to secure 350…