Pamua is century old, describes Bishop Karibongi

THE Diocesan Bishop of Hanuato’o of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, Bishop Alfred Karibongi has described Pamua school in Makira as a century-old institution. He made the description while addressing teachers, students, and nearby villagers at his farewell function at St Stephen Pamua Community College on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Bishop Karibongi said there has…

MUFA has new executive  

THE Makira Ulawa Football Association (MUFA) has elected a new executive committee with three of them being elected unopposed.  Tommy Mana, who was MUFA’s president during the past four years was re-elected unopposed June 20, 2020, in Kira Kira for another four-year term, while his deputy, Roxley Tara was elected general secretary, also unopposed. John…

NPF board pays off $60M gov’t bond

SOLOMON Islands National Provident Fund Board (SINPFB) says it has purchased the remaining $60 million of the government’s $120 million COVID-19 development bond on Friday 19 June 2020.  The other $60 million were earlier purchased by Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) and Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA).   In accepting the payment, the Minister of Finance…

In court with Assumpta

Sentencing submission for curfew case today  Central island’s assault case continues Central island’s assault case continues A MAN accused of breaching the curfew on April 11 in Honiara will appear again in court today. This is for the sentencing submissions and mitigation. This was after Alwyn Soeasi, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge of restriction…

Suidani hits back at MFAET

MALAITA Premier Daniel Suidani has lashed out at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade’s (MFAET) clarification of ‘Diplomatic Pouch’ as a piece of plagiarism that lacks credibility.  Premier Suidani said the ministry is careless in handling the issue saying that the response does not speak well of the ministry.  The premier maintained that…

AG:  An act of defiance

WHAT led to the impounding of the Taiwanese supplied medical equipment was not because of the ‘suspicious nature’ of the consignment, but rather, an ‘act of defiance of a government decision’. This was according to Attorney General John Muria Jnr. in a letter addressed to Comptroller of Customs and Acting Police Commissioner on Wednesday 10…

MAYOR’S CLAIM CHILDISH: ABAE

Councillors at war of words again By IAN M.KAUKUI HONIARA City councillor Billy Abae says that the statement by the City Mayor Wilson Mamae alleging that his action and that of his colleague Cr Reginald Ngati breached their bail conditions is “laughable”. Mamae claimed that the attempt by the two councillors on Thursday of last…

Request to ease of social distancing at schools

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) is yet to respond to a request to ease social distancing at schools. Social distancing rule was applied mainly in schools within the emergency zones like in Honiara.  After visiting those schools and conducting awareness to school leaders, MEHRD has encouraged schools within the zone to…

CAREFUL CONSIDERATION

Dr. Rodgers: why we should not suspend SOPE quickly By IAN M.KAUKUI THE decision to suspend or extend the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) in the Solomon Islands will have to be made with careful consideration.  Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers made the statement during the weekly talkback show yesterday over the national…