WALK OUT PROTEST

Malaita acting premier walks out from premiers conference MALAITA Province Acting Premier Nelson Lenty on Tuesday reportedly walked out of the Premiers conference in Honiara, during the Attorney General’s (AG’s) presentation. Information reaching Solomon Star Auki claimed that Mr Lenty was offended when John Muria Jr did a presentation on the Provincial Government Act which…

4331 students enroll at SINU

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has enrolled 4,331 students for this semester following the closure of enrollment last week. A press statement released by SINU on Monday revealed that more students have expressed their interest to enroll which continued to soar. “Unlike previous semesters and years, these enrolled students are serious about obtaining quality…

‘Probe bribery allegations’

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) says the ongoing serious allegations of bribery involving Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) in Malaita Province must be reported with evidence for arrest and investigation. In a statement on Monday, TSI said the ongoing blaming of MPAs for the act of bribery is really disturbing. TSI said it seems the…

Plea to top polluters

Cut the green house emission Climate change threatens our islands   PRIME Minister(PM) Manasseh Sogavare makes a strong call by requesting all major greenhouse gas emitting countries to cut emissions and take more ambitious action place the world on a below 1.5 degrees Celsius pathway. His call came during his address to the 76th United…

Suidani denies bribery allegations

THE Malaita Provincial Premier, Daniel Suidani has denied allegations that the MARA government promised $20,000 and shell money for MPAs who remain with the MARA government. According to allegations spread by MPAs who resigned from MARA, on the night of Friday 17th September, the Malaita provincial minister of finance was driving to see the MPA for…

SUTTON UNDER SPOTLIGHT

Customs and Excise boss caught for breaking country’s financial laws   THE Comptroller of Customs, Jim Sutton, has once again being put on the spotlight for allegedly breaking the law by creating an ‘unauthorised’ commercial bank account in which proceeds of vehicles sold by public auction conducted by Customs are deposited. At the same time,…

SICCI, Facebook partnership

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) become the first Chamber of Commerce in the Pacific to establish a Partnership with Facebook that provided a training opportunity for local businesses to engage in an exciting session directly with of one the world’s most popular social media platform. The ‘Boost with Facebook’ workshop saw…