Court remands juvenile

A SECOND suspect accused of the robbery at a shop opposite the King George School, east Honiara, has been remanded on Wednesday. The 16-year-old juvenile was remanded on grounds that he has no fixed address in Honiara and therefore is at risk of absconding bail. His co-accused Hudson Billy was already remanded in custody last…

SINU introduces new fee system

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) management has introduced a new system of paying fees for this year. Pro-vice chancellor Academic, Professor Basil Marasinghe confirmed that the changes will require students to make separate fee payment for single course units instead of lumping them together for a year’s program fee. He said the new system allows…

Papangu church work can now continue

PAPANGU community in North Guadalcanal can now continue with their initial construction of a permanent church building. The community on Wednesday received 40 pieces of corrugated roofing iron and other building materials made possible from constituency funds. Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Samson Maneka hand over the materials to community representatives yesterday. The…

Gov’t supports Bloody Ridge project

PRIME Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare said the Democratic Coalition for Change Government is committed to ensuring the proposed United States ‘Bloody Ridge Project’ on Guadalcanal is successfully implemented. The Bloody Ridge Project proposes the turning of Bloody Ridge into a US Memorial Park. Bloody Ridge is situated between the Honiara International Airport and Tenaru. The…

Taiwan launches new eVisa system

TAIWAN officially launched an electronic visa (eVisa) application system Tuesday, with citizens of 27 countries, including Solomon Islands, to benefit in the first stage of the system’s implementation, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) officials have announced. Roger Luo, deputy director-general of MOFA’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, said the eVisa system is now open to…

School results

Dear Editor – Many of us who waited for hours yesterday to get the form 1 results on the Island Sun newspaper were left high and dry. This is because the paper ran out quickly. I don’t know how many copies of the newspaper were printed, but my guess is it probably less than 2,000,…