Gov’t does not take family bill seriously, says judge

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Sogavare dismisses accusations

Outgoing East Choiseul MP Manasseh Sogavare says there’s no law stopping a candidate from supporting another candidate contesting in a different constituency. He was responding to Gizo resident Peter Naiko, who claimed Mr Sogavare was in Gizo recently to lobby support for a candidate contesting the Gizo-Kolombangara Constituency. Mr Sogavare said Mr Naiko’s accusations shows…

In the news last week, in brief

New law awaits gov’t A Solomon Islands law that aims to reform weak leadership code legislation is stuck in limbo as the country approaches elections. Last month in Vienna, Solomon Islands Government presented a progress report on efforts to reform the Leadership Code Act to the Implementation Review Group of the UN Convention Against Corruption.…

Relocation will be challenging: Mataki

Relocating those on low lying atolls affected by climate change will be challenging. That was according to Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment and Conservation, Climate Change and Meteorology, Dr Melchior Mataki. “When we talk about relocating, you are relocating structures, cultures and even political attachments,” he said at a recent workshop in Honiara. “All these…

Third miner eyes Rennell

A newly established joint-venture mining company, Mugava and Solomon Mining Limited, is also eying the bauxite deposits on Rennell Island. This is the third company vying to have a stake in the bauxite deposits on Rennell. Asia Pacific Investment Development(APID) and Bintang Borneo Mining Company Ltd of Indonesian are two other mining companies already laying…