SORE IS BACK

HCC Clerk clarifies alleged ‘fishy’ payment By IAN M.KAUKUI THE Honiara City Council (HCC) City Clerk has clarified the alleged fishy payment that appeared in Monday’s paper that claimed to be made towards the death of Late Moses Kaukui, a consultant contracted by the HCC. Rence Sore’s clarification comes in response to the statement by…

Gov’t praised for prayer approach

COUNCILLOR for Vura Ward in Honiara Reginald Ngati has expressed gratitude to the Government for setting aside two days a week to pray for the nation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Ngati said that he believes in the principle of prayer especially to a country like the Solomon Islands. “We always claimed that…

Firimolea faces robbery trial

ONE of the men accused of robbing almost $100,000 from a Bakery in East Honiara will go on trial in June. Frank Firimolea will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for an interim mention today for the armed robbery charge against him. His trial dates that were fixed on the last court date was set…

Lockdown gaps to be patched: PS 

PERMANENT Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says the ministry has identified gaps that need to be strengthened for future lockdowns. Pauline McNeil stressed this during the Talk Back show held at the national broadcaster, Sunday.  “With the lockdown exercise, we were able to identify some of the gaps and areas…

Abae threatens me: Sore

FORMER Honiara City Council (HCC) Finance Chairman Councillor Billy Abae had verbally threatened the City Clerk Rence Sore under the influence of alcohol in the HCC Headquarter on the week before the lockdown. This was revealed to the local media by City Clerk Rence Sore during a press conference, Monday However, Cr Abae outrightly denied…

Package call for submission, Monday

The call for submissions to access the recently announced stimulus package will be published from Monday 25th May and over the following two weeks. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when he delivered his COVID-19 pandemic nationwide address recently. On that same note, Sogavare assured the nation that in our fight to defend the…

Where’s my ‘freedom’ of speech?

Szetu accused of bullying citizen’s right to speak IAN M.KAUKUI A Honiara resident who recently voiced out his concern against John Szetu’s alleged involvement in the Fire Extinguisher Deal has questioned why the HCC Councillor demanded that he disclose his personal identity to his (Szetu’s) lawyer. Stephen Maki posed the question following a letter from…

PM calls for unity, stability

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on all Solomon Islanders to be united in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. He was speaking in his weekly national address, Friday. Sogavare said there are recent commentaries in the media alleging that his Government is using the State of Emergency to politicise certain issues which is not true. …