Haomae election claims unconfirmed

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies media reports that two Solomon Islands diplomats have resigned to contest in the upcoming National General Elections. But a Ministry senior executive did confirm the Solomon Islands Ambassador to Taiwan, Laurie Chan, had indeed resigned to contest the elections. He however said he has not heard nor seen any…

$89,126.56 forfeited to state

THE High Court has ordered the forfeiture of more than $80,000 of detained currencies that a New Caledonian couple failed to declare upon their entry into the country early this year. Prosecution has successfully lodged the application to the High Court seeking forfeiture of the detained money to the State. Justice James Apaniai having satisfied…

PAP sees result of ANU research as a push

The People’s Alliance Party says it sees the result of an Australian National University research as a push for its women members who aspire to contest the 2014 Solomon Islands National Elections later this year. ANU’s researcher Terrance Wood has said his research has found it is unlikely women candidates contesting the Elections will be…

Uni students told to remain calm

Solomon Islands government sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus, Fiji have been reminded to stay calm in light of the election today in Fiji. Reports reaching this paper revealed that local students are being told to remain at their respective halls or homes today while the election process…

Taiwanese youths visit sick children

The visiting Taiwanese youth ambassador as part of their last day in the country visited thechildrens ward at the National Referral Hospital. The visitation was part of their program and to share their last hours with the young sick patients by presenting them with small gifts. Before  kicking off their visit, the youths were briefed…

PM praises Taiwanese youth visitors

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo yesterday thanked the visiting Republic of China (ROC)/Taiwan Youth Ambassadors when the delegation had an audience with the Prime Minister. Gordon Darcy Lilo thanked them for visiting the people of Solomon Islands to learn about Solomon Islands culture and tradition. “Thank you for engaging with our people,” Mr Lilo said.…

Tamboko school receives sanitation materials

Tamboko community high school in North West Guadalcanal is another beneficiaries of the water and sanitation projected implemented by Live and Learn with the help from UNICEF. This school is one of the eight schools in the province to receive such support. School principal and school chairman signed the memorandum of understanding with Live and…

Tandai landowners slash demarcation proposal

Following the first ever Honiara City Boundary consultation between the government and Tandai Land owning tribes last week, Tandai Landowners have resolved to delay any proposed, physical demarcation on the current town boundary pending another round of consultation with the Government. According to the association documents produced during the consultation were not in line with…