Bangladesh national found guilty 

A MAGISTRATE has found the Bangladesh national who cast his vote in last year’s National General Election (NGE) in Malaita guilty of the offences laid against him. Mia Mohammad Abdul Latif had been tried for charges of fraudulent voting and obtaining registration by false pretence. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi at the end of the trial…

NEW TWIST IN $100B LOAN

Claims senior MPs may benefit from 11% interest By ANDREW FANASIA SENIOR Members of Parliament (MP) within the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have a share in the $11 billion money earmarked for the broker Terry Wong. This is the latest claim from reliable sources within the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet…

‘Marape’s visit not empty-handed’ 

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape’s historic state visit to the Solomon Islands is not going to be empty-handed. That’s the sentiment echoed by the PNG Acting High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands His Excellency Dr. John Balavu when confirming the arrival of Marape tomorrow. The three-day visit is part of his (Marape)…

PM conveys well wishes to Japanese Emperor

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has conveyed his best wishes to the Emperor of Japan on his 60th Birthday celebrations. Prime Minister Sogavare said the Emperor of Japan represents the oldest continuing monarchical house in the world, spanning more than two millenniums. “On behalf of my government and the good people of the Solomon Islands, I…

West-4-Australia fundraiser enters final week

THE OFFICIAL ‘West-4-Australia Bushfire Victim Fundraiser’ (W4ABF) has entered its last week of fundraising despite bad weather patterns in the Western Province for most of the past month but an atmosphere of positivity spreading as organizers call for public support. The fundraiser spread out throughout the Western Province (WP) has picked momentum in Gizo town…

Tenants affected by demolishing exercise

Tenants that have resided at the KHY Seafront in Gizo, Western Province on Monday have expressed concern over the demolition exercise on their properties. The demolition operation was ordered by the Sheriff of the High Court last week.  As a result of the operation, many were left homeless with their properties. Police Response Unit (PRU) over…

Ragomo meets PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was delighted to host National Futsal Star and team captain Elliot Ragomo at his office on Monday morning. Ragomo made a courtesy visit to the Office of the Prime Minister to meet and hold talks with Prime Minister Sogavare. “It is indeed an honour for me to be given the opportunity to…

Fa’arodo keen to coach squad one day

FORMER Solomon Islands football team captain Henry Fa’arodo Jnr aims to coach the national team one day. The most capped and legendary player who announced his retirement from national duty confirmed in 2017 confirmed this to the local media last Friday. “Being a very motivated person, I am planning towards 2023 and I hope I…