South Choiseul counting

Counting of ballot papers following Wednesday’s by-election for South Choiseul Constituency in Taro, Choiseul Provincial capital will continue today after it was suspended last night. Counting started at 1pm and was halted at 10pm last night on the advise of the Returning Officer Henry Deva to allow all the officers involved in the counting process…

No conflict of Interest

‘Solomon Airlines rubbishes claims’   SOLOMON Airlines condemned and rubbishes the recent claims in the social media Facebook ‘YUMI TOKTOK FORUM’ that Solomon Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) promotes rival airlines which amount to potential conflict of interest. It was claimed that the CEO for Solomon Islands Airlines has teamed up with another start up…

100 PERCENT OR NO DEAL – SINU TELLS STUDENTS

STUDENTS’ mounting debts in unpaid tuition fees could force the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) to close its door by the end of the month unless the government intervenes, it was revealed on Thursday. The students’ total debt for the two Campuses – Kukum and Panatina – stood at $123 million as of Monday this…

Kalu: Cr Irofia complied with the LCC

THE Island Sun in its paper issue 3925 made publication that raises question about the integrity of Councilor Dorah Huapi Irofia, says the Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC). In a statement on Wednesday, LCC Chairman Solomon Kalu said “The Leadership Code Commission would like to inform the public that Cllr. Dorah Huapii Irofia had…

110 scholarships for in-service teachers

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has denied reports that rural teachers recommended by their respective Education Authorities [EAs] to undertake in-service training at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been thrown out. Instead, Permanent Secretary Franco Rodie said “there is no reason why 110 teacher applications were thrown away as…

Court to be advised on Djokovic’s appeal 

THE matter of the Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister’s Office Robson Djokovic who was accused of fraudulent voting during the 2019 National General Election will return to court again on June 16. That is when counsels will advise the court on the progress of the appeal that Djokovic’s lawyer lodged before the Court…

CONTRACT DEALS

Former workman tips the bucket on MID contracts A former workman in heavy equipment and plants with what is now the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) has spilled the beans on what he has come to know about how to get a contract from the Ministry. “I get really angry to see how much tax-payers’…

Women Make Majority of Early Voters 

Women were the majority of early bird voters showing up at Sasamongga, Cannan, Sepa and Malangono to cast their votes at Polling Stations as soon as they were declared open by their Presiding Officers. In Sasamongga after the presiding officer for station 1 declared it open a woman was the very first person to walk…

CALL TO CLEAR UXO IN VELLA LA VELLA ISLAND

A COMMUNITY leader in South East Vella La Vella is joining calls for the National Government to look into ways to get rid of the unexploded ordinance (UXO) left from the Second World War in Western Province. Chite Hemi, who is also the community policing coordinator for Barakoma, said the incident which happened on May…