Manele holds talks with Israeli President

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Jeremiah Manele has held bilateral talks with the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin in Nadi, Fiji last Thursday. Minister Manele was in Nadi to attend a meeting by the Pacific Leaders with the President of Israel to strengthen cordial relations with the pacific region, a statement from Prime Minister Press Secretariat said.…

Phone noises disrupts petition judgment 

A High Court judge walked out of the courtroom halfway through reading his judgment on the petition case between South Vella La Vella MP Frederick Kologeto and former MP Lionel Alex Qora, Wednesday. Judge John Keniapisia said he could not complete his judgment because the people of South Vella La Vella are disrespectful. He was…

Lepese discharged, fined

The Provincial Member for Dovele- Ward 10, Vella La Vella Lepese Paul was released from Police Custody 7.30 pm Tuesday night. This followed a High Court ruling which ordered that defendant Paul Lepese be discharged forthwith from custody. Lepese was arrested on Saturday night after challenging the High Court for undermining and challenging the court…

Kologeto retains seat 

South Vella La Vella Member of Parliament (MP) Frederick Kologeto has retained his seat after the court on Wednesday dismissed all bribery allegations laid against him. Judge John Keniapisia on Wednesday dismissed the 11 bribery allegations against Kologeto and declared that Kologeto was the duly elected MP for South Vella La Vella. “In view of…

Gov’t on loan deal

The Ministry of Finance and Treasury has rejected media reports linked to the US$100 billion financing introduced by the promoter of the financing proposal Mr. Terry Wong. In an issued statement on Wednesday, the Ministry said what has transpired and the intention of the correspondences between Harry Kuma and Mr. Wong is to collate necessary…

OUR NEW AIRBUS

NATIONAL carrier Solomon Airlines has released the first image of the airline’s shiny new Airbus A320 aircraft H4-SIB, which was painted in Townsville, Australia over the weekend. The aircraft ‘Spirit of the Solomons’ formerly flew for Air New Zealand and is being fitted to Solomon Airline’s specifications before entering service shortly, a statement from Solomon…

Tennis star to Morocco 

SOLOMON Islands young female tennis player is part of the Oceania team that will participate in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) championship in Morocco. She is 15-year-old Zorika Morgan, one of Solomon Islands’ young tennis players studying and playing tennis at the Pacific Tennis Institute in Fiji. Morika has a ranking in Oceania and following…

Vokia thanks voters

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Jamie Vokia has formally thanked his voters and people of his constituency for their unwavering support during his short stint in Parliament. Vokia, a first-time MP and also a member of the ruling government, has lost his Northeast Guadalcanal seat in Parliament following a successful petition…