Japan hands over new classroom to Turarana

TURARANA Community High School at Vuloloward, Central Guadalcanal, has received a new brand two-storey building with six classrooms, Wednesday. The project was funded by the Japanese Government through its Grassroots & Human Security Project (GHSP) at a cost of $562,724. Grant contract for the project was signed on 29 January 2019 and yesterday, Japanese Ambassador…

Veke’s bid to strike out petition fail

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for West Guadalcanal Anthony Veke has lost his bid to strike out a petition filed against him by former MP Moses Garu. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer made his judgement in the High Court yesterday by refusing the application by L & L Lawyers on behalf of Veke to dismiss allegations…

Subusola our new DPP

RACHEL Subusola Olutimayin is the country’s new Director Public Prosecution (DPP). She replaces former DPP Ronald Bei Talasasa Jnr who has retired as of mid this year. Mrs Subusola before signing her contract yesterday before the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs Ethel Sigimanu and representatives of the Solomon Islands Legal…

Missionary accused of abusing girls here

AUSSIE, 72, CHARGED By BRYAN LUVENA A 72-YEAR-OLD Australian missionary has been accused of indecently assaulting local girls between 2010 and 2012 while serving here. Police arrested Rev. Kevin Rietveld on 24 June 2019 in Honiara while he was on a visit here, and have since detained him. Rietveld had served in the country as a…

Councillor welcomes new health centre

CITY councillor for Vura Ward Reginald Ngati has thanked the Australian people and government for funding the new Naha Birth and Urban Health Center. “As the Councillor representing the Naha communities, on behalf of my people and the City residence, I would like to thank the Australian Government through DFAT for the gift during the…

Sale of land in Honiara

PERHAPS, the easiest place to own land is Honiara.   This is not because one is allowed to settle as he/she chooses rather, can be easily swindled if one has a few bucks to spare.   Sale of land is never far and free of corruption in Honiara.  Kickbacks (commission as it known locally) are the determining…

Gov’t policy needs to be costed: Wale

OPPOSITION leader Mathew Wale says the Government needs to know how much its policies will cost in order to prioritise them. He made the comment in a lengthy and explosive speech delivered in parliament yesterday in response to the speech from the throne. “The lack of policy costing gives the pretention that government is able…

DCGA focuses on achieving projects

THE Government is both determined and committed to implement policies that will provide the appropriate “redirection” and that there will no longer be “business as usual”. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when he launched his government’s policy document, Friday. “We have reprioritized, and will be focusing on projects that are achievable, and can…

Pathfinders urged to prepare for camporee

Pathfinders throughout the country are being urged to prepare well for the much anticipated upcoming Trans Pacific Union (TPU) Pathfinder camporee this end year. Solomon Islands Mission (SIM) of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church will host the TPU Pathfinder camporee from 16th to 21st December 2019. Speaking during a press conference at the SIM…