2015 Legal Year opens

The 2015 Legal Year was officially opened on Monday. The ceremonial event started with the inspection of the guard of honour by the Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer in front of the High Court followed by speeches in the court room. Attending the event were legal practitioners, Attorney General Chamber’s Representatives, Police representative, members of…

Cruel theft

Burglars blindfolds security officers A group of seven men armed with knives, over-powered three security guards, before they broke into Carpenters Hardware Ltd at Ranadi, East Honiara, around 4am yesterday. According to one of the managers Chammika Hewawasam, the intruders tied the security guards and blind-folded them before they cut open the chain block to…

Appointees list leaked

But Gov’t says the number is yet to be finalised A LONG list of potential political appointees was leaked on Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) facebook group yesterday, attracting questions and criticisms from contributors. It made up of 39 names – the highest number of political appointees the nation has seen by any government –…

Faisi informs SINTA executive of past struggles

The Solomon Islands Teachers Association (SINTA) yesterday held its Annual General meeting (AGM) at the Honiara High School Hall, Honiara. The AGM scrutinized teachers long standing issues, including housing allowance, re-leveling, and leave passage issues. The executive also looked at the amendment of SINTA constitution, the presentation of the SINTA Membership Fund SMF constitution as…

Auki arson suspects arrested

POLICE in Auki, Malaita Province have arrested three people in relation to the burning down of the agriculture office in Auki early this week. Police commander Alfred Uiga said after thorough investigations immediately after the incident on Monday, police were given leads which led to the arrests. “And during the course of our investigation, we…

Work on DCC’s policy document continues

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government policy formulating team is still working on the document according to the Special Secretary to the Prime Minister. Rence Sore could not reveal the time expected to complete the document. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare immediately after his election on December 8 last year assured the nation that the…

SINTA gives DCC ultimatum

THE Solomon Islands Teachers Association has given the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCC) until June this year to address teacher’s long standing grievances. With this given time, SINTA has called on the DCC to urgently address teachers’ concerns before June. This call was made during the SINTA Annual General Meeting yesterday at the Honiara…