WE ARE READY FOR A NEW STATE: PREMIER GINA

WESTERN Province is ready to become a new State under a Federal Constitution, its Premier David Gina has declared. Mr. Gina is calling on its nine Members of Parliament from Western Province to support the cause. The Premier said this in Gizo yesterday, claiming the Traditional Governance Bill is unconstitutional as it does not serve…

Fataleka Housing Scheme 

Dear Editor – It was reported that the Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has thanked the Fataleka Housing Scheme for responding positively to a request for a clinic staff house in Ward 5 in West Fataleka, Malaita Province.  It was reported that Member of Parliament (MP) for Fataleka Rex Ramofafia has donated building materials, which…

Suidani praises MV Taimareho shipping 

The management of the West Are’Are Constituency-owned shipping vessel, the MV Taimareho was praised for complying with Malaita Provincial Government resolutions. The provincial government resolutions had it that any ship transporting dead bodies via the Honiara-Auki route is obligated to charge a freight of $500 and not more. This week, MV Taimareho was seen transporting…

Final flight for Philippines arrives Thursday

THE third and final flight to repatriate the remaining students from the Philippines will arrive today.  This flight was scheduled for 12 January but was further delayed to today due to incomplete paperwork for about 30 of our students in the Philippines. Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers said during the radio talk-back show…

Hospital driver charged for stealing

A Kilu’ufi hospital driver in Malaita who was accused of using money intended for the Kilu’ufi eye clinic for his personal use has appeared before the Auki Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Michael Maeli was accused of cashing a cheque for $4,000 for his own use. He was arrested by police following the incident and was…

Call for independent remuneration body

CHIEF Justice Sir Albert Palmer is reiterating his call for the set-up of an independent Government Remuneration body to determine Judges and Magistrates level of salaries and remuneration packages. Sir Albert repeated this call in his remarks at the opening of the 2021 Legal Year on Tuesday at the High Court. “I have also pointed…

MASI HITS BACK

Why was PS coughing when talking about ESP?   The President of the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI), Georgina Kekea has responded to accusations being leveled at the media and journalists over the reporting of the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP). The Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM), Jimmy Rodgers, joined the Permanent Secretary (PS)…

AG welcomes top judges 

ATTORNEY General (AG) John Muria Jr has welcomed and congratulated Justice Rex Faukona, Howard Lawry, and Eran Soma for their judiciary appointments. AG in his speech yesterday during the opening of the legal year said despite the restrictions experienced in 2020, the Judiciary has had a number of achievements. The achievements are the appointments of…