SINTA’s new GS vows to work with gov’t

The Solomon Islands National Teachers Association’s (SINTA) new General Secretary Robert Lafisi has promised to work closely with the government and other stakeholders to address the outstanding concerns of teachers in the country. Speaking during the signatory ceremony at Rock heaven Inn, Mr Lafisi said that its time SINTA starts working together with responsible ministries…

PM plans attend top meetings

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he is planning to attend both the 2015 United Nations Climate Change conference in France and 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the Mediterranean state of Malta. He revealed this in a meeting on Wednesday with the French Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Pascal Maubert. The meeting was…

Opposition: PM’s actions does not reflect change

IN LIGHT of the series of controversial issues against the Sogavare-led Government, the Parliamentary Opposition Group says the current actions taken by the Prime Minister have undermined his agenda for change. In a statement yesterday, the Opposition Group said the Prime Minister’s whole philosophy of change has not been reflected in the continuous negative decisions…

Accused to enter plea

The case of the man accused of trying to burn down the Pacific Casino Hotel will return to the court on August 13. This is for the accused Tommy Leong to enter his pleas to the additional charges laid against him. He appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday and his matter was further adjourned…

Malaysian accused of $100k theft

The case of the Malaysian man accused of stealing more than $100,000 from his employer has been adjourned to allow his lawyer to have a conference with him. The conference is in relation to the accused Alex Lau Ung Sin’s plea. Sin had already previously pleaded guilty to the charge of larceny by servant while…

Juvenile accused of rape

The court will next week rule whether or not a juvenile accused of raping a 4-year-old girl will be committed to stand trial in the High Court. This was after a short form preliminary inquiry conducted on the case of the 16 year-old juvenile yesterday, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Public Prosecutor Margaret Suifa’asia yesterday…

New Lawyer for accused in ATM theft

One of the men accused of robbing the ANZ Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at the Kwaimani Building last year has been allocated a new lawyer. This was after George Gray of Public Solicitor’s Office who represented Severio Sulimae did not turn up in court on a number of court appearances because he was on leave.…

Commissioner attends Chiefs Conference

Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast is currently in New Zealand attending the annual Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) conference. New Zealand is hosting this year’s conference in Auckland that started yesterday. Established in 2003 with the goal to support and enhance the contribution of women in policing within the Pacific Region.…