Bail bid for alleged bank robbers

THE court will be hearing bail applications next week for the men accused of robbing the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) in Auki, Malaita Province, last year. Patrick Talo, John Kiki, Peter Eto Kafa, Solomon Wadily and Nelson Ausolo appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court and case was further adjourned to Monday. The bail was…

He’s still PM

Sogavare enjoys coalition support despite sacking HE may have been sacked by his political party, but Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare still enjoys the support of coalition members. And he remains optimistic to keep his job until his four-year term lapses. “Government Caucus has maintained its strong support for the leadership of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare,”…

Indian High Commissioner to SI presents credentials

India’s new non-resident High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, H.E. Mr Nagendra Kumar Saxena has presented his Letter of Credence to the Governor General, H.E. Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui at Government House, Thursday. High Commissioner Saxena was appointed by the President of India, His Excellency, Shri Kumar Mukherjee, as the non-resident High Commissioner to Solomon Islands…

Demolition exercise to continue

Honiara City Council (HCC) will continue with its demolition exercise after its crackdown on illegal market venders at the Kon Street behind the Anthony Saru building on Tuesday. HCC Clerk Charles Kelly said that their clean-up campaign in collaboration with the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) will continue. “HCC is working closely with the PMO in…

HCC receives construction application from Parl

Honiara City Council (HCC) planning division has received an application from the National Parliament to construct an access road through the Kon street area. The application was submitted last week after HCC issued a stop notice to the National Parliament to halt its excavation work on that access road. HCC’s chief planning officer Japheth Tuhanuku…

Braxier is new Australian envoy to Solomons

AUSTRALIA has announced its new high commissioner to Solomon Islands. He is Roderick Brazier, who is expected to take up his new role next month. Making the announcement yesterday, Australia’s Foreign Affairs minister Julie Bishop said: “Today I announce the appointment of Mr Roderick Brazier as Australia’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. “Australia’s warm…

Tahiti edges Solo

Solomon Islands was defeated 1-0 by host, Tahiti yesterday in the first leg playoff in the third stage of the World Cup Qualifiers. It was an equally fought out match between the Tahiti and Solomon Islands which saw them end the first half scoreless despite a handful of scoring opportunities. A free kick early in…

Three committees proposed for games

THE Pacific Games 2023 Bill will establish three committees to run the event. They are the Hosting Authority, Organising Committee and Facilities Committee. Chairman of National Sports Council, Gabriel Suri said the organizing committee is an independent committee. He said the organizing committee deals with organizing the event, and facilities committee deals with facilities. Mr…

Speaker firm on decision

Provincial Assembly Speaker for the Rennell and Bellona Provincial Government remains firm on his decision to disqualify Kuschel Tepuke as the Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for ward 10, West Bellona. Brian Sa’oba maintained his stand on the matter after critics alleged that he compromised his job by advocating on behalf of the Premier…

GALO RESIGNS

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Glynn Galo has stepped down from office following heavy protest by the university students on Monday. The peaceful protest which nearly turned violent was staged in front of the VC office for nearly five hours with the students armed with their banners demanding him to step…