Kids receive Church confirmation

TWENTY four (24) children from St Batholomew church Maravovo community receive their church confirmation, Saturday. They have signed a sacrament of confirmation with Bishop Nathan Tome to become Christians and work in the church. Bishop Nathan Tome said, the confirmation is a commitment for children to have strong faith to serve God. “When people receive…

PM lauds PNG’s support

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the ongoing commitment by the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Solomon Islands which continues to strengthen and improve relations between two Melanesian brothers. Mr Sogavare said this while welcoming Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Hon Rimbink Pato, who is on a two…

New fee policy irks parents

SINU urged to reconsider decision STUDENTS intending to study at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are required to pay their first semester fees in full. And SINU insisted it will not admit students who turn up with part or half semester fees. Pro Vice-Chancellor (academic) Dr Patricia Rodie confirmed the new measure to the…

Marau Sound attempted murder case

A committal hearing will be made on a case of a man who allegedly attempted murder on his brother once all disclosures are provided. The hearing was scheduled for yesterday but was not possible because prosecution has not yet collected the medical report from the police. The defence counsel was not available as he was…

Auluta delegation meets PM

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has met with a delegation of representatives from the Auluta Basin in Malaita Province on Thursday. Auluta Basin has been earmarked for the proposed palm oil development. During the meeting the seven men delegation expressed their desire for Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government to facilitate the implementation of this…

‘PM be sensitive’

The Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group, Honorable Manasseh Maelanga, is in support of calls made to the Prime Minister to work with available public institutions within the government machinery, including his Ministers. “This is our country and we need to respect all institutions established under the laws of the land. We must grow within…