‘Parents must educate children on sexual morality’ 

THERE is a need for parents in our communities to bring to the table educational conversations on the morality of refraining from immoral sexual acts, attitudes, and behaviours by teenagers, a Honiara Magistrate says. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga made this benchmark remarks on Tuesday when imposing sentences for three young teenagers who had sexual intercourse…

Court dismisses petition against Philip

A High Court judge has on Thursday dismissed the petition against Member of Parliament (MP) for South New Georgia Danny Philip. Judge John Keniapisia dismissed the allegations of undue influence, abuse of electoral process and bribery after a trial. “In view of the foregoing findings and conclusions, the petition is dismissed with cost on a standard…

US repatriates citizens, delivers medics to SI

United States (US) Embassy in Port Moresby yesterday coordinated a repatriation flight for five U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  The same flight also delivered a Shimadzu Mobile Dart X-ray machine, purchased by the New Zealand High Commission in the Solomon Islands, for the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health.   It will be used…

TOP DOC FIRED OVER FB POSTS

A TOP doctor has been fired over his Facebook postings which the government claimed are false, misleading and inflammatory. Dr. Claude Posala, an eye-specialist working at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara received his marching orders from Nego Sisiolo, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service yesterday morning. “…yes, I got terminated this…

Airbus airlifts medical supplies 

MEDICAL supplies funded by the Australian government have arrived in the country yesterday on a special cargo flight operated by Solomon Airlines airbus. Staff from the Australian High Commission were at the hand to greet the special Solomon Airlines cargo flight which arrived in Honiara from Brisbane. The airlifted cargoes included vital medical equipment and…

Wale: SOE regulations must preserve public security

ANY regulations decision and or action taken that do not preserve public security or are not necessary to the protection from importation into and the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Solomon Islands would be outside the scope of the emergency declaration under section 16 of the constitution.  Opposition Leader Mathew Wale made the statement…

Shanel: don’t blame gov’t 

The Member for Parliament (MP) Central Guadalcanal says the government should not be blamed for the recent sea tragedy involving MV Taimahero.  Peter Shanel Agovaka had made the statement yesterday after the  MP for West Are’are John Maneniaru blamed the search and rescue division for its inefficient services.  “Yesterday (Monday) the Member of West Are’are…

EMERGENCY PERIOD EXTENDED

Partial lockdown this weekend BY Esther Nuria    Parliament has Tuesday passed the State of Public Emergency Motion for a period of four months. Following two days of debate, all Members of Parliament (MPs) have agreed to the terms and conditions in the motion. His Excellency the Governor-General Sir David Vunagi on 25th March 2020 declared…

Dora: gov’t must be held responsible

A FORMER Deputy Premier of Malaita province says the Solomon Islands government must be held responsible for the 27 people who lost their lives at sea as they flee from the coronavirus (COVID-19) threats. Mr. Star Dora made the claim following what he described as orders issued by the government to send people back to…