PMO’s sexual claims

Dear Editor – What is the current status of investigations, if any, into the recent allegations of sexual harassment against the SSPM? Meanwhile, it would seem that he is still in office having just returned from a private trip to Australia where he denied having assumed the alias of “Bart MV” on facebook! Yet immediately…

Over charge by shops

Dear Editor – I would like to raise an issue where some of the shops in our city can rob customers by overcharging them if they buy many goods at the shops. It had happened a number of times and some people might not be aware of it. The most vulnerable people are the market…

Moves to curb corruption at lands

In an effort to stamp out corruption at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey, the permanent secretary of the ministry Stanley Waleansia has called on the public to work together with his ministry. In a press statement issued to local media this week, Mr. Waleansia urged the public to report any corrupt practices in…

Sea-plane payment

Claims SIPA puts down $2.2m on first sea plane As allegations of unapproved spendings swirl around Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer, Colin Yow, there is new revelation of yet another alleged unapproved spending. This time it is the alleged down payment on the first SIPA’s seaplane acquisition. According to sources, SIPA has…

A good move to stop corruption at lands office

LAND is a very important asset for this nation and many communities. People treasure land as very important for their future livelihood. And because of that, the demand for land everywhere remains a sensitive issue to talk and discuss. Most disputes between individuals, families, tribes, and communities has its roots to the land. In Honiara…

Tozaka bestowed with Italian awards

Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Milner Tozaka has been conferred with the “Award of Grand Officer of the Order of Star of Italy” in recognition of Solomon Islands ongoing effort to advocate against the impacts of Climate Change. The visiting Italian Minister of Environment, Land and Sea Gian Luca Galletti bestowed the award…

Health fraud allegations probe

A NUMBER of fraud allegations is currently under investigated within some departments of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS). That was according to a senior ministry staff, who claimed to have assisted the police in providing information related to the fraud allegation in the ministry. The officer reported that the Criminal Investigation Department…