NTU: student allowances already processed in July

GOVERNMENT sponsored student studying in the Philippines have had their August allowances processed last month. That’s according to the National Training Unit (NTU) within the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development. NTU clarified this following media report that claim the students were starving because their allowances have not been paid. “Payment of students’ allowances…

Temotu murder suspect remanded

THE suspect in a murder incident at Aoto Village, in Utupua, Temotu Province on 13 January 2019, has been further remanded in custody following a mention appearance in the Magistrates Court at Lata on 16 August 2019. The man in his 40’s has been remanded at the Lata Correctional Centre as police investigations continue into…

PM defends China trip

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says a week-long trip eight of his ministers took to China last week was made with a clean motive. He was responding to statements made by the Leader of the Opposition and members of the public recently.  “I want to assure the nation and the Leader of the Opposition that the…

Wale slams PM’s defence of China trip

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has slammed the response by the Prime Minister, who attempted to justify the recent trip to Beijing by a delegation of senior government ministers and the bi-partisan task-force. “The reply is a very lame attempt by the prime minister to dodge the many important concerns of public interest relating to the…

Manetoali’s trial starts 

Trial into the alleged fraud case of the MP for Gao/Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali has started on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Manetoali who faces 17 counts of conversion is now standing trial for 18 counts of conversion. He entered his not guilty plea to the 18th charge, before the trial started before Principal Magistrate…

Mona ready to defend title

  Mr. Solomon Islands’ Physique model Moffat Mona is ready to defend his title in the upcoming body building championship scheduled for next month. Mona said with the help of his new private sponsors he is confident to defend his title. “With the help of my new sponsors my preparations is getting better with the…