Con man jailed  

A MAGISTRATE has urged members of the public not to be fooled and succumbed into investing their money in schemes that are unlawful and offer high returns which are too good to be true. Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison made these bench remarks when sentencing a man who obtained a total of $50,000 from three men…

MPG STEPS IN

Ready to foot provincial secretary’s bill By WILSON SAENIAuki News Bureau   THE Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) is prepared to keep the Provincial Secretary (PS) Fredrick Fa’abasua in the office if no reason was given for his recall. Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel highlighted this when he addressed the public at the Auki Central Market, Tuesday.…

Strict conditions for quarantines

ALL passengers that arrived on the flight from Guangzhou, China to Honiara last week Wednesday 2nd September 2020 are now in their respective quarantine stations under strict conditions.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this at his weekly nation-wide address yesterday. “All 104 passengers that arrived from Guangzhou since arrival have now been quarantined at their…

PROTEST, DEMAND 

Malaita public protest removal of PS, demand his reinstatement within 24 hours By WILSON SAENI Auki Newsroom Bureau   THE move by the government to recall Malaita Provincial Secretary (PS) Fredrick Fa’abasua back to Honiara has sparked a peaceful protest at the Malaita provincial capital of Auki yesterday morning.  At the same time, there were demands…

Parliament adjourns to 9 Nov

PARLIAMENT on Thursday adjourned its sitting to Monday 9 November 2020 after passing the 2019 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020 and the 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020. Speaking during the adjournment on the floor of Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said that the major business of the current sitting has been achieved and that is the…

New Chinese envoy here

His Excellency Li Ming, First Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) accredited to the Solomon Islands arrived in Honiara Wednesday night.  Ambassador Ming was warmly received by senior SIG officials, the local Chinese community, and Embassy staff at the airport, a statement from PRC embassy office in Honiara said. In a written media…

Kuma: no more mistakes

ONE of the basis of developing the revitalised Development Bank of Solomon Islands’ (DBS) strategic plan is that the mistakes of the past will not be repeated. Minister for Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma confidently stated it boldly on the floor of the parliament when he wind up ‘The 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020’ debate…