HCC executive briefed on Premiers Conference

The Honiara City Council (HCC) executive has been given insights about the progress of the Premiers conference preparations The Local Organising Committee (LOC) responsible for the conference’s preparations, presented to the council’s executive a progressive report and an overview of the plans and activities. Chairman of LOC Maesac Suia said, since the Guadalcanal Province and…

Mining the way forward

Extracting bauxite ore in Rennell is a way forward for Rennell and Bellona province in eradicating the many socio-economic problems, says William Tino, one of the landowner trustees. In terms of economic revenue, improve a sustainable livelihood and to address many of social-economic problems with unemployment, bauxite mining is one way forward, he said. “Utilization…

MP plans to sue paper

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism (MCT) plans to file a law suit against the Island Sun newspaper over what he described as defamatory and false allegation made against him in the paper. Bartholomew Parapolo who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gela Constituency was accused of purchasing a property, worth more than $700,000 at…

PIB denies making insurance payment

PACIFIC Insurance Brokers Limited (PIB) has denied claims made by the Parliamentary Opposition yesterday in relation to the $3.7 million, allegedly paid out to Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL). The opposition in deploring reports that the Government had already made payment to Aggressor Solomons Limited claimed they were reliably informed that PIB had already paid insurance…

Teacher reconciles with student

THE incident involving a teacher and his student at Kukum SDA primary school last week has now been resolved yesterday following a reconciliation ceremony at the school. Early this week, the weekend Sunday paper reported that a teacher allegedly bashed up the young student and later locked him for an hour. The issue has raised…

Tohuika accused of bribery

A withdrawn member of the West Rennell Resource Owners Association (WRROA) executive has allegedly accused Chairman Jonathan Tohuika receiving bribery from another interested investor. To pursuing his own interest using WRROA into his agenda, making claims to represent the customary landowners of West Rennell. Former secretary, William Tino said Mr. Tohuika has gone beyond extend…

Union reiterates deportation call

The Workers Union of Solomon Islands, WUSI, has reiterated its call on the Government to immediately deport the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), describing him as a security risk to the Ports Authority and Solomon Islands. In a press statement on Thursday WUSI General Secretary Tony Kagovai said, Mr…

A lesson for all vendors

THE Magistrate Court yesterday handed down a 30 days imprisonment sentence for a female betelnut vendor after she continues to disobey the Honiara City Council laws by doing business along the streets of Honiara by selling betel nut and cigarettes. This was in relation to breaching the Council’s ordinances and illegally selling betelnut at the…

Worthy initiatives

Dear Editor – I am encouraged by the training initiative for young farmers from East Guadalcanal and the Malaita Province to give incentive to produce chocolate from locally grown cocoa beans. The fact that there is a possibility of the Solomon Islands manufacturing its own chocolate adds to my growing belief that there is much…