Bainimarama rests trust on Sogavare

Prime Minister (PM) of Fiji Frank Bainimarama has assured all member countries in the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) that PIDF will be fruitful under the leadership of the new Chairperson Manasseh Sogavare. “Honourable Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, we have every confidence that PIDF will continue to advance a Green Blue Economy for the Pacific…

Robbers guilty, face sentence

Two young men including a 16 year-old (juvenile) who pleaded guilty to robbing a shop at King George area, East Honiara will be sentenced on July 29. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo told the accused yesterday that the defence counsels and prosecution had filed mitigation and sentencing submissions. Hudson Billy Roboniu, 21, and the juvenile…

UDP may establish ties with Communist Party

The United Democratic Party of Solomon Islands and the Chinese Communist Party will discuss the possibility of forming party to party relations. This is an understanding reached between Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, and visiting Counsellor of the PNG-based Chinse Embassy, WANG GENHUA in Honiara this week. Mr Sogavare is the Parliamentary Wing Leader of the…

Court gives cops 7 days to return exhibits

The Henderson Police has been given seven days as of Thursday to compensate a couple whose alcohol has gone missing while they were kept as exhibits at the station. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga ordered that the Exhibit Section of the Henderson Police compensate the two defendants by full replacement of the missing amount of alcohols…

West Papuans arrested for supporting ULMWP

PACNEWS – Reports of arrests of West Papuans by Indonesian security forces have increased in numbers since Thursday, as many gathered in anticipation of the Melanesian Spearhead Group decision on the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) membership. Reports from inside West Papua confirmed that 348 arrests since were made. ULMWP Secretary General, Octovianus…

JICA provide high-tech weather equipment to SI

The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has handed over a weather machine to the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) on Thursday this week. The machine ‘HimawariCast Receiving and Processing System’ was made available under a project “JICA Follow-up Cooperation for Meteorology Training”. Nowadays, utulising Meteorological Satellite Data is crucial for…

Concern on unlabeled goods

Dear Editor – As a concerned citizen and consumer of processed goods, I am seriously concern with the fact that unlabeled goods are filling up shop shelves with no hesitation at all from authorities. If you could take a visit to the shops in the Honiara city, you’ll see that there are process goods that…