Six-month jail term for accused

A 17-YEAR-OLD juvenile who run over a two-year-old child with a vehicle he drove last year on Rennell, Renbel Province, will only serve half of the one year jail term imposed on him last Friday. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga also has that one year imprisonment back dated to when he was remanded in custody. “This…

PM wants history of tensions rewritten

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on academics to rewrite their analyses of the causes of the country____s ethnic tensions and the role of leaders – including himself – during that period. Mr Sogavare made the remarks at the high-level symposium on the legacy of the Regional Assistance Mission, last week. He said academics had…

RATE DOWN

From 10%, NPF members get 5.3% interest this year MEMBERS of the National Provident Fund (NPF) will receive 5.3% interest payments to their savings this year. Finance minister Snyder Rini announced this yesterday. This year’s rate was a reduction from last year’s 10% interest payment. Some NPF members received the announcement yesterday with disappointment and…

PM’s support for scam project irks Opposition

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has applauded the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources for its firm stand against a scam fisheries project. In a statement on Sunday, the Opposition Office says its suspicion on the proposed scam mari-culture farming and hatchery project in Ontong Java has been confirmed by the ministry. The Opposition Office welcomed…

RAMSI ends today

PM challenges people to take the country forward RAMSI officially leaves the country today. And the onus to lead this nation is now in our hands of the citizens of this country, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated on Thursday. “We must stand united for the course of the justice and peace and we need to…

New centre boosts Police

The newly opened Forensic Centre of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is seen as an upscale of our police officers to take over law and order as RAMSI exits. This is what the Australian Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said in his key note address at the official opening of the two floor…

44 Australian advisors to remain

ABOUT 44 Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers who will remain after RAMSI exit will be stationed here as advisors within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). This was revealed on Thursday after a brief meeting following the bilateral agreement between the Solomon Islands Government and Australian Government in terms of policing The brief meeting…

Former PM Lilo thanks RAMSI

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AUST-SI new Partnership deal

A NEW three-year Solomon Islands-Australia Aid Partnership was sealed on Thursday in Honiara. Both the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and the Minister for Development Planning and Aid Coordination Danny Philip signed the deal. A statement from the Australian High Commission Office said, the Partnership sets out the Solomon…