SINU COUNCIL REACTS

….freezes Vice chancellor’s salary and other perks   THE University Council – the governing body of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) – has reportedly frozen the salary and perks paid to the controversial Vice Chancellor, Ganesh Chand, until such time he returns to Solomon Islands, it was revealed yesterday. “The decision was taken last…

HOW IT ALL STARTED

……and its lasting legacy   FOR many, the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) or any university for that matter is a place of higher learning. And it is. SINU, our national pride is barely eight years old. The problem it has amassed over that period of time is mind-boggling and overwhelming at least for staff…

MASS ARREST

37 people arrested in relation to looting incident in Western Province OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands police Force (RSIPF) in Western Province have arrested 38 people in relation to a looting incident that occurred at the Sanai logging Camp in the Shortland Islands on 23 August 2021. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province Chief…

In Court with Assumpta

Dora’s sentencing sub, mitigation deferred  SENTENCING submissions and mitigation on the matter of the owner “One Link Pacifica” Charles Dora has been deferred to September 16. Dora had pleaded guilty to one count of operating unlicensed banking business, a charge laid under the Financial Institution Act (FIA). This was for registering and operating the money…

MORE WORKERS AUST BOUND

Warned against alcohol consumption and running away from place of work   AS the labour mobility scheme continues to expand a total of 160 Solomon Islanders will jet out of the country today in two separate flights to work in Australia. At the same time they are being reminded of ‘Zero Tolerance on Alcohol’ consumption,…

‘New World’s papers in order to operate’

NEW World Limited is legally registered to operate on West Rennell, government officials confirmed on Wednesday. The confirmation has smashed to shreds claims by Solomon Resources Management Ltd – a rival logging company – that New World Limited was operating illegally on West Rennell. “New World Ltd is operating legally on West Rennell. Its papers,…