Bainimarama rests trust on Sogavare

Prime Minister (PM) of Fiji Frank Bainimarama has assured all member countries in the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) that PIDF will be fruitful under the leadership of the new Chairperson Manasseh Sogavare. “Honourable Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, we have every confidence that PIDF will continue to advance a Green Blue Economy for the Pacific…

Robbers guilty, face sentence

Two young men including a 16 year-old (juvenile) who pleaded guilty to robbing a shop at King George area, East Honiara will be sentenced on July 29. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo told the accused yesterday that the defence counsels and prosecution had filed mitigation and sentencing submissions. Hudson Billy Roboniu, 21, and the juvenile…

West Papuans arrested for supporting ULMWP

PACNEWS – Reports of arrests of West Papuans by Indonesian security forces have increased in numbers since Thursday, as many gathered in anticipation of the Melanesian Spearhead Group decision on the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) membership. Reports from inside West Papua confirmed that 348 arrests since were made. ULMWP Secretary General, Octovianus…

JICA provide high-tech weather equipment to SI

The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has handed over a weather machine to the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) on Thursday this week. The machine ‘HimawariCast Receiving and Processing System’ was made available under a project “JICA Follow-up Cooperation for Meteorology Training”. Nowadays, utulising Meteorological Satellite Data is crucial for…