In Court With Assumpta Buchanan

Court rejects application to dismiss charges The Magistrates Court has dismissed the applications for the dismissal of charges against medical practitioner and entrepreneur Dr Reginald Aipia and his American business consultant Eric W. Hagberg. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea in his ruling yesterday said the Magistrates Court has no power under the law in a criminal…

Dame Taylor: Honor businesses of all sizes

It is vital that businesses of all sizes, including small medium enterprise (SME’s) are honored to note their impact on community development said Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s secretary general Dame Meg Taylor. In her remarks during Saturday night’s Business Excellence Award (BEA) night at Coral Sea, she emphasised on the importance that small businesses impacted…

Contractors urged to perform

KB Builders contractor has challenged future contractors to live up to the standards and build Maoro Christian Community School to the best of their ability. KB Builders representative Paul Kwana who headed the construction of the first ever school library and administration office told the school staff, students and stakeholders that KB Builders has done…

Temotu enumerators end training

TEMOTU Province field enumerators have successfully completed their training held in Honiara last week for the upcoming Village Resource Survey 2017-2018 (VRS). Held at the National Statistics Office (NSO) conference room, the special training was for the four Temotu enumerators who are unable to join their other province colleagues in a similar training held fortnight…

Govt lauds Australia’s support for women

The Government has commended the Australian government for its continuous support towards women’s business activities in the country. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs Dr Cedric Alependava made the acknowledgment ahead of the Solomon Islands Women In Business Association (SIWIBA) awards night next month. He stated, the Australian government…

Ousted PM on shipping grant

CARETAKER Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the shipping grant paid out to some Members of Parliament (MP) have been abused. He was speaking in Parliament on Monday before he was removed from office during a vote of motion of no confidence. He told Parliament that around SBD700 millions was given to MPs to buy ships.…

HOU FOR PM

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Rick Hou is being tipped for the Prime Minister’s post while the caretaker PM Manasseh Sogavare is likely to be his deputy. The deal was believed to have been reached last night following the defection of seven Opposition members to form a coalition with the caretaker government, a…

Ete says time up for DCCG

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara Douglas Ete says the government have enough of the three years reign to destroy the country, so don’t give them the remaining 10 months. Ete stressed this in parliament on Monday after presenting his lengthy remarks to outline the failures and destruction caused by the Democratic Coalition for…