Traffic check on vehicles underway

Honiara City Council Law Enforcement Division along with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has started a major traffic check on Wednesday. This is purposely to check on Business license on buses and taxis that are providing public transportation services throughout the city. Chairman of the Law Enforcement Standing Committee,Cr. Charles Aiwosuga, said under the…

SINU lecturers boycott

Lecturers at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have boycotted classes as of Monday over employment contract grievances. They claimed that there was no employment contract for both none and academic staff when Solomon Island College of Higher Education (SICHE) was transformed to SINU. Lecturers Association of Solomon Islands National University (LASINU) in their meeting…

Businesswoman stands trial

Prominent businesswoman, Mary Chow is standing trial for the second time around for four counts of perjury charges in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Her case was remitted to the Magistrates’ Court for re-trial after she won her appeal case in the High Court. Chow has successfully appealed against her conviction and sentence in the High…

Students visa for PNG

VISA applications of Solomon Islands students studying at various universities in Papua New Guinea are still to be processed by the Immigration department in Port Moresby. One student was informed by PNG High Commission office in Honiara that all the applications sent by National Training Unit (NTU) in Honiara are still with Solomon Islands High…

Choiseul lauds PM

The Choiseul Provincial Government has congratulated the Member of Parliament for East Choiseul Hon Manasseh Sogavare for his election victory as Prime Minister of Solomon Islands. When paying a courtesy call on the Prime Minister last week, a Choiseul Provincial Government delegation led by the Deputy Premier Hon Alpha Kimata said, “On behalf of the…

Malaita govt policy set to launch

The Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) has now approved and endorsed its policy statement called our Malaita Alliance of Reform and Transformation (MART). Hon. Premier Peter Ramohia yesterday said, they have completed the translation of the policy with help of PMO staff, divisional heads and stakeholders early this week. “Each sector have provided priority areas budgeted…

MSG supports proposed trade link

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has thrown its support behind the proposed trade link between Temotu Province and Vanuatu. A member of the MSG Eminent Persons Group (EPG) and Ni-Vanuatu Joe Natuman confirmed this via an email interview. He said, the proposed trade link would boost economic growth in Temotu and the nation. “As a…

TSI to conduct audit on CDF

A new project that will monitor and ensure Constituency Development Funds (CDF) are used  in an transparent and accountable manner will be launched this week. Entitled ‘Constituency Development Funds Community Audit,’ this project will be undertaken Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI). A statement from TSI said, the CDF Community Audit is a two year project funded…