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Controversial SIPA chief pays $10M profit to govt CONTROVERSIAL Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer created history yesterday when he paid $10 million in dividends to the government. This came just eight months after he took on the reins of SIPA and introduced significant and often controversial changes in an effort to turn…

Police arrest 5th Mbike suspect

A FIFTH suspect into the Mbike Island shooting has been arrested recently, but released on bail yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Aikan Maelausia was released on a cash bail of $5,000 with strict bail conditions. His surety was also ordered to enter into a principal bail of $2,000. He faces charges of attempted murder,…

USP graduation today

ABOUT 210 students studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) will be graduating today at Maranatha Hall Burnscreek area, east Honiara. This was confirmed by USPSI Coordinator Admin yesterday. Layson Leve said, the graduation ceremony will start 10am. Most of the students are from Laucala Campus in Fiji who have decided to graduate in…

On a fact-finding mission to border

THE Police, National Security & Correctional Service Commission (PNSCSC) will soon visit the nation’s border with Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the Western province. This was revealed by secretary to PNSCSC Wilson Orisi on Thursday. PNSCSC is one of the Parliamentary standing committees. He said, PNSCSC has realised that it has been a long time…

Disaster preparedness plan a must

VULNERABILITY of the country to natural disasters make it the business of everyone living in the country to have evacuation plans says the meteorological service director David Hiriasia. Mr.Hariasia made the plea in view of  past  experiences, during which  the country is always caught off guard by natural disaster phenomenon such as earthquakes, tsunami,  cyclones…