AG praised for taking action

A SENIOR citizen from the Central Islands Province has lauded the Attorney General’s Office for detecting the illegality of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement signed between the Central Islands Province Premier Stanley Manetiva and China Sam Enterprise Group and acting promptly to cancel it. The China Sam Enterprise Group is a state-owned conglomerate and has not…

BLAME GAME

Officials say Lands, Levers responsible for land sale By ANDREW FANASIA THE Ministry of Lands and Levers Solomon Ltd should be held responsible for the dealing that led to the sale of the land where the Japanese war monument was located at Alligator Creek, east of Honiara. That’s according to senior officials from Guadalcanal Province.…

Minister announces Australian support for Pacific Girl investment with YWCA

Minister announces Australian support for Pacific Girl investment with YWCA Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, announced that Australia will support the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Solomon Islands to continue its important work empowering at-risk girls. Australia’s support will be funded through its Pacific Girl…

Women promoted to lead in Public Service

THE Ministry of Public Service (MPS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) hosted stakeholders on Wednesday to validate the Action Plan to promote Women in Leadership in the Public Service.   A statement from the MPS said the Women in Leadership Action Plan addresses one of the objectives of the…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Diversion case back into court today Accused to bid ‘no case to answer’ Sentence next for officer Diversion case back into court today THE case of former employee of the B-Mobile company who diverted $19,600 of company funds for her own use will return to court today. That is when Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi will…

Sireheti receives international award  

AN officer of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Inspector Kerry Sireheti has received an international award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), “40 under 40 Award” for 2019 during a ceremony in Chicago, United States of America, Monday this week. The award, which is given “to an incredibly talented, accomplished…

FSII demand gov’t intervene

Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) is calling on the national government to seriously and urgently look into the sales of a piece of property that contains a very important Japanese monument at the Alligator Creek vicinity, East of Honiara.  That’s according to FSII very senior member John Kwaita, Wednesday. The call came after it was…

MONUMENT SITE SOLD

Japanese decry decision By ANDREW FANASIA BEREAVED Japanese families have lost one of their significant monuments in Honiara after the site was sold to JQY, an established business owned by Chinese. Guadalcanal Province reportedly sold the land where the monument was built in the Alligator Creek area, east of Honiara, to JQY for a fisheries…

Aust’s foreign minister here

AUSTRALIA’S Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator Marise Payne arrives here today to take forward initiatives under Australia’s Pacific Step-up and reaffirm Australia’s longstanding commitment to Solomon Islands. This will be Minister Payne’s second visit to Solomon Islands in less than a year. It follows her two-day visit to Honiara in February.…

Wale queries PM over deputy post

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has questioned the Prime Minister over the long delay in the appointment of his deputy. The DPM post became vacant after John Maneniaru was sacked from the post on 30th September 2019.   Since the sacking the government has not appointed a replacement to date.  “This delay is not in the interest…