Felling license not canceled

FELLING License and Development consent issued to Tapilo and New World logging company that operated in the catchment area of Kongulai water has not been canceled since the water crisis in Honiara started. In an interview with an official from Ministry of Forest and Research yesterday confirmed the license for milling or fell trees within…

74 candidates fail to submit account statements

A TOTAL of 74 candidates contesting the 2019 National General Election (NGE) have failed to submit their statement of accounts before the dateline on Saturday 20th July 2019. Commissioner and Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala in a statement to the paper yesterday those candidates have failed to comply with section 69 of the Electoral Act…

Security concern in Choiseul

A CHOISEUL man has expressed serious concerns about security in the province after an armed group looted a logging camp on three occasions without police action.  Kenneth Kibi Sia said the incidents occurred at Kakaza-Sumbi logging camp, south of Choiseul. “More than six ray boats loaded with men armed with weapons such as knifes, axes,…

Induction for MPs on Committee Systems 

A SECOND Induction training program for Members of Parliament on Parliamentary Committee System is in progress at the Heritage Park Hotel from the 24th to 26th July 2019. This second induction program looks closely at the role of committees in Parliament and the important Oversight role that committees’ play in scrutinising government policies and implementation.…

Correctional Service recruitment underway in Auki

Three hundred new applicants for the Auki Correctional Center (ACC) sat for their physical test on Thursday in Auki, Malaita Province. The physical test is a compulsory test that all new applicants who wish to be recruited into the Correctional Service must undergo before they can be shortlisted for interview. The applicants will sit for…

Auga petition case proceeds to hearing

COURT REJECTS STRIKE-OUT BID By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN CHIEF Justice Sir Albert Palmer on Thursday dismissed a bid by Lau/Mbaelelea MP Augustine Auga to strike out an election petition case filed against him. Philip Harry, who was runner-up in the April 3 polls, filed the petition against Auga, claiming the Agriculture and Livestock minister paid people to vote…

Police investigate alleged suicide

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Guadalcanal Province attended an alleged suicide resulting in the death of a man in his 20s at the Moto Pool area, Henderson, East of Honiara on 20 July 2019. Police Criminal Investigating Officer (PCIO) of the RSIPF in Guadalcanal Province, Inspector Hughes Nevol says, “Officers…

Solar powers SINU’s Kukum campus

SOLOMON Islands National University’s (SINU) Kukum campus is now powered by solar energy after the commissioning of the solar project last Friday. The project is a gift from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to young Solomon Islanders attending SINU.  It is aimed at reducing SINU’s utility costs so that the amount saved could be used for…

Manelusi signs new agreement with IYF

COMMISSIONER of the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Youth Fellowship ((IYF) in Korea.  The MOU was signed after a week-long Police & Corrections Forum (PCF), which gathered commissioners from all over the world. Manelusi said he signed the MOU with the founder of…

Sogovarae: Young generations needs God’s wisdom

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says our young generation who constitute our future need God’s wisdom and guidance. Sogavare highlighted this in his recent speech to mark the 41st Anniversary of Solomon Islands early this month. He said in order for our young generation to learn to be responsible citizens, parents’ play a key role to…