Sogavare: We must not sigh away from Papua

THE MSG says while it respects the sovereignty of Indonesia over West Papua, it will still vigorously pursue the reports of the violation of human rights in the country that is struggling for self-determination. Allegations of gruesome human rights abuses perpetrated by Indonesian armed forces on West Papuans have been widely reported, however, no concrete…

Indonesia supports Palestinian independence?

What about West Papua? United Liberation Movement for West Papua  The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) just held its extraordinary summit in Jakarta from 6 to 7 March, with the theme “Independence is the right of all nations”. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia reaffirmed its support for the independence and sovereignty of Palestine.…

A young woman in a warehouse?

A female doing men’s job in a warehouse is a thing of the past for 23-year-old, young and plucky Phyllis Entrikin. Known affectionately as Phylli to her colleagues and friends, the young Vonavona beauty was the Procurement Officer for the National Fisheries Development (NFD) Limited – one of the biggest tuna establishments, based in Noro…

New claims against SIPA

Overseas shipper withdraws service here ESCALATING costs in tariffs and port handling charges at the Point Cruz Wharf would be passed on to consumers, a business leader has warned. The warning comes as the saga surrounding allegations of possible money laundering and unapproved expenditures continue to dog the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive…

Fisheries observer, a challenging job

FISHERIES observer job is a challenging one for local observers and those from other Pacific Island countries, says the Solomon Islands Observer Trainer/Assessor Harold Vilia. Mr Vilia highlighted this during his presentation at the Tunanomics workshop at the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) headquarters, in Honiara recently. Some of these include personal safety, ignorance,…

Opposition: Kick out Skyline too

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has commended the Government on its decision to discontinue any further association with the Nazar Group.  However, it says the Government must do the same with the Skyline Investment Group. In a statement, the Parliamentary Opposition said whilst welcoming the Government’s decision to terminate the contract signed with Nazar, it strongly…

Muaki denies using alias facebook name

SPECIAL Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki has dismissed claims he used an alias facebook account to attack his colleagues at the Prime Minister’s Office. The facebook account “Bart MV” used Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) to launch serious allegations against former SSPM Rence Sore and press secretary Deli Oso. FSII has since…

Telekom supports city clean-up

OUR Telekom has thrown its support behind a planned clean-up of Honiara today and tomorrow. Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) is organising the clean-up of the streets and highway. Our Telekom’s Public Relations Officer Lawrence Nodua confirmed the company donated 20 cartoons of water, 250 baggage bag, 15 beach umbrella, and 100 red hot T’-shirts…