Dogs attack boy, injured  

A SIX year-old boy has been admitted at the Gizo hospital with serious wounds to his body after a group of stray dogs attacked him last Friday. The incident happened just in front of the boy’s family residence at the Gizo Top hill, Allardyce area just after 8 o’clock in the morning. He was getting…

China envoy here

THE two weeks diplomatic relationship between China and Solomon Islands is now gaining momentum with the arrival of a top Chinese official in the country on Sunday. Chinese Ambassador to Papua New Guinea (PNG) Xue Bing touched down in Honiara on Sunday afternoon to brief welcome from the Minister of Mines and Energy Bradley Tovosia and…

China switch declared at UNGA 

Foreign Affairs & External Trade minister Jeremiah Manele has formally announced the country’s recognition of Peoples Republic of China (PRC) at the 74th United Nation’s General Assembly in New York. On Monday 16th September, 2019 the cabinet/caucus voted in favour of the PRC over the Republic of China (Taiwan). This was after the Parliamentary Bi-Partisan…

Maneniaru and Kuku axed, Lanelle resigns 

DEPUTY Prime Minister (DPM) John Maneniaru and Minister for Education and Human Resources John Dean Kuku were sacked while the Minister for Police Lanelle Tanangada has resigned as effects of China switch continues. Maneniaru is also the Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources and is the Parliamentary Wing Leader for KADERE Party in the Democratic…

8.5% for NPF members

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) on Monday awarded an 8.5 per cent interest rate for its members for the 2019 financial years.  SINPF deputy board chairman Dr Aaron Oritaimae said the 8.5 per cent interest rate represents $225.8 million, which would be paid out to members as of Monday.  “Adjusting for the expected annual inflation…

I’M SORRY

Varley apologises to youths over unfair police action By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley has apologised to the youths whose mobile phones police seized and deleted footage from them. The incident occurred when the youths staged a silent protest at the Honiara International Airport last week over the China switch. “I like to on behalf…

Body building corporate dinner set

The Solomon Islands National Bodybuilding Federation (SINBF) corporate dinner is set for this weekend. SINPF interim  president Dickson Kae said business houses and stakeholders in the country are kindly asked to support the corporate dinner to raise fund for their bodybuilders’ participation in next month’s regional bodybuilding championship set to be held in New Caledonia.…