Police only assist High Court Sheriff   

POLICE chief Mostyn Mangau says that police were merely assisting the High Court Sheriff in relation to the execution of an eviction order at Henderson, East of Honiara. Mangau made this clarification following concerns raised by the public as to the police involvement in the execution of the eviction order.  “Police were there to provide…

Who is responsible?

‘Visa, passport issues cause headache to gov’t’ By ANDREW FANASIAHoniara Newsroom AS the repatriation exercise of local students studying in the Philippines continues, visa and passport hiccups remain a huge challenge for the government. It was understood that some students have overstayed their visas and to process a new one takes time. The government has…

CHINA CELEBRATES AS PM DANCES TO THE TUNE

THE People’s Republic of China [PRC] marked its 71st Anniversary of the founding of modern China – the first official event being held in Honiara since its Embassy was opened in the Solomon Islands on 21st September this year. And the PRC’s first envoy to Solomon Islands, Ambassador Li Ming, did not hold back on…

‘STEP DOWN OR FACE THE MUSIC’

  PREMIER Daniel Suidani – Malaita’s most vocal political leader – has been given an ultimatum to step down or face the music on the floor of the Provincial Assembly in Auki later this month. A letter containing a No Confidence motion Notice in Premier Suidani and his government was delivered to the Provincial Assembly…

ITS 3.7%

NPF announces 3.7% credit rating with $95m paid to members’ account By IAN M.KAUKUINewsroom, Honiara   THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) on Wednesday announced a credit rate of 3.7% to its members’ contribution for the 2020 financial year, a less of 2.1% from last year which is 8.5%.  This means a total of $95million…

Wale slams PM over climate change speech

Opposition Leader, Hon. Matthew Wale has slammed the Prime Minister’s United Nations General Assembly speech on climate change early this week. The Opposition Leader says, “It is hypocrisy on the PM’s part highlighting the importance of addressing the impact of climate change on the country but showing no serious commitments to it.” “A clear reflection…

Police “Blue Ribbon Day”

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) today (29 September 2020) joined police services around the world to mark the “Blue Ribbon Day – Police Remembrance Day” when police officers remember colleagues who have passed away during the past year.  RSIPF Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says, “This is a time for officers of the RSIPF and…

SINU saga

‘Where is TSI?’ By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara THE allegations against Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor Ganesh Chand are serious and yet Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) did not speak up against it as expected by the public.  Speaking in anonymity an observer who is familiarise with the whole issue said it is disheartening to…

NPF interest rate announcement

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) Board will today declare the 2019/2020 crediting rate to members’ contribution. The official announcement will be held today at the A’hara conference room at the Heritage Park Hotel during the lunch hour. SINPF Board Chairman Dr. Jimmie Rodgers will make the official announcement. Last year, SINPF Chairperson Dr.…