Call to probe SINTA credit union

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) has called on the Registrar of Credit Unions to investigate its subsidiary, SINTA Credit Union Ltd. SINTA’s acting general secretary Walter Tesuatai made the call in light of increasing frustrations amongst teachers who are members to credit union. Mr Tesuatai said the increasing frustration raised by members is serious.…

Call to remove funds from MPs

AN incoming government must remove constituency development funds from the control of MPs. Former Ombudsman and private lawyer John Smith Pitabelema said wide public criticism of development funds being controlled by MPs should send the signal to any government that the funds must be removed from MPs. He said the close working links between MPs…

Candidates report threats to police

SOME candidates in Makira-Ulawa Province claimed they received threats from supporters of other candidates. This was confirmed by the Operation Manager of the Makira Provincial Police, Peter Sitai. Mr Sitai said his office received several reports that some intending candidates have not been allowed to do their campaigning in certain areas in the province. “Since…

Quan’s advice to candidates

CANDIDATES must not allow themselves to be fooled by opportunists who will use the upcoming national general elections as an opportunity to make money. Former MP and intending candidate Moon Pin Quan, made the warning during an interview in Kira Kira last week where he launched his campaign to contest the Central Makira seat. “Be…