No Changes: McKee

SUVA, ( FIJI SUN) – Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee is not ruling out the possibility of sticking with the same team which defeated Tonga against Samoa in Sacramento, USA on Saturday. The Flying Fijians kicked off the 2015 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup in style with a 30-22 win over Tonga at…

Ferns next for Fiji Pearls

NADI, (FIJI SUN) – The Fijian Pearls depart today to play the Silver Ferns in Wellington, New Zealand on Thursday. The 2015 Pacific Games gold medalist returned home on Monday night with the Team Fiji contingent. Melbourne-based Jane Costello and Unaisi Raulini will join the team for the week-long outing in New Zealand. “We are…

Opposition on students’ allowance

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is concerned over the late disbursement of allowances to Government sponsored students studying abroad. In a statement, the Office of the Leader of Opposition informed that it has received complaints from many affected and disgruntled students in Fiji for non-payments of allowances which have affected the students badly. “The Opposition Office…

Hotel bills saga

Parliament clarifies MPs are responsible for hotel bills OFFICE of the National Parliament says the three Members of Parliament (MP) that have incurred more than $900, 000 in hotel charges are responsible to settle their own bills. Clerk to the National Parliament Clezy Rore yesterday clarified this following revelation last week that three MPs and…

SINTA to announce new GS

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) is expected to announce its new general secretary (GS) this week. A source close to the paper revealed this yesterday saying someone had been appointed and will be formally announced soon. The post was advertised which attracted a lot of applicants. The source said, a number of people who…

Constituents call for revising of CDF structure

MORE than 50 constituents of East, Central, and West Honiara have called on the government to find ways in revising the current structure of the Constituency Development Funds (CDF). They made a call during a two-day CDF training that was conducted by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) last week, at the SIDT conference room in Honiara.…

Naoapu: I only acted on what was done

Lands Commissioner, Nelson Naoapu says he was acting upon what has already been done with the process of land acquisition and registration, believing it was all done right. He clarified his letter of approval granting mining company, Asia Pacific Investment Development Limited’s (APID) land acquisition process as rightful done and completed. According to the letter…

OPMC slams media

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has described as “false and misleading” frontpage news article in yesterday’s newspapers. Both the Island Sun and Solomon Star newspapers reported that Cabinet had approved $5-Million to buy relief supplies for the victims of Cyclone Raquel which left a costly trail of destruction in 33 Constituencies. “This…

RenBel eager to start Federal Statehood process

Premier for Rennell Bellona province Hon. Collin Tesuatai reiterated sentiments echoed during the weeklong awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands, about the province’s eagerness to start work on its State Constitution. During the awareness program in Tingoa, participants pointed out that they are aware that other provinces have already started…