Malaita’s zero tolerance on corruption 

Malaita Provincial Government is exercising zero tolerance for corrupt practices Since taking office, Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government has sacked four senior workers, one female and three males for abuse of office and outright corruption. The four senior workers who received their marching orders under the current MARA government were from the Tourism…

GP gets help from PRC

The Guadalcanal Province (GP) Government on Monday received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Embassy team in Honiara.  Those PPE were donated by the Government of Guangdong Province and Jia Shu Rong Ltd, a private company, a statement from the Guadalcanal Provincial Office said.  Guangdong Provincial Government donated 5,000 medical…

Unlicensed driver fined $4k

A MAN who confessed to traffic offences laid against him early this month has been fined a total of $4,050 yesterday in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court.  Amos Manasseh was sentenced after pleading guilty to the charges of failing to display vehicle license, motor vehicle to be licensed, motor vehicle to be insured, and driving without…

Nine suspects nabbed following alleged arson

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at Auki Police Station in Malaita Province have arrested nine suspects in connection to an alleged arson and malicious damage incident at Masupa Village in East Are’are. The alleged incident occurred on Sunday 19 April 2020, a statement from the Police Media Unit said. The nine…

$1.5M DUE

Loggers still owe Malaita, have four days to pay up or leave By WILSON SAENI In Auki   The Malaita Provincial Government expects the commissioner of Forestry and Research not to issue an export permit to all-round logs harvest from Malaita Province as loggers still owe Malaita a sum of $1,460,000.00 ($1.5m). According to a letter…

Mua: repositioning of PPE next priority

THE Ministry for Health and Medical Service (MHMS) next priority is to reposition the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) across the country. The recent arrival of PPEs from China including machines and cartridges for Gene X-pert equipment has already been handed over to the responsible authority and government agencies that are responsible to deliver. MHMS Minister…

MORE CHINESE SCHOLARSHIPS

THE Chinese Government is offering twenty (20) full scholarships for Solomon Islanders to study in China starting this year. This was revealed by the Chinese government in an advertisement being issued to the public.  Under the offer, it will give the opportunity for local students to study in China during the 2020/2021 academic year. Of…

Bougainvillians stranded here 

A NUMBER of Bouganvillians who use the common border between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG) under the traditional border arrangement are stranded on the Solomon Island’s side. This came after they crossed the border just before the declaration of the state of public emergency by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. After the declaration was…

Puff’s case moved to May 7

THE case of the man accused of discharging a firearm at Tinge Ridge, West Honiara last month will return to court on May 7. Mostyn Maenu’u Jnr also known as ‘Puff’ is facing one count of discharge of a firearm in a public place. He is co-accused with Joseph Wale who faces a charge of…

SI Honorary Consul to Fiji appointed

The Solomon Islands Government has appointed David Iro Fulaga as its Honorary Consul based in Nadi with jurisdiction throughout districts in the Republic of Fiji.  His appointment was signed and issued by Jeremiah Manele, Minister for Foreign Affairs & External Trade. In a brief ceremony in Suva, His Excellency William Soaki, Solomon Islands High Commissioner…