Students reminded about govt’s mission

Director of the National Training Unit (NTU) Clement Tito has reminded university students in Fiji that they were given scholarship for a government mission when meeting with the students at Laucala Campus yesterday. He said the mission is for the students to gain wisdom and knowledge where they can return and develop the country. “You…

United Party will review offices overseas

Solomon Islands United Party (SIPU) says it will review Solomon Islands’ offices overseas.United Party interim president, Andrew Hanaria made the statement following the commissioning of two Solomon Islands diplomats at Government House. The two diplomats are Salana Kalu who is Solomon Islands’ first ambassador to Indonesia and Moses Kouni who is the country’s new Ambassador…

MMF hits back at NPF chair

Ma’asina Forum (MMF) president has lashed out at Solomon Islands National Provident Fund board chairman Mr Baoro Laxton Koraua for making a non-sense attack on him. Forum president Charles Dausabea said Mr Koraua must not try to confuse himself and the entire fund members of his unfounded comments. “…see I’m not an economist, but since…

Japan pledges eco-tourism support

TO improve access to eco-tourism development within Guadalcanal province, the Japanese government have shown support towards the development. Director of Guadalcanal eco-tourism development service Edison Saeni confirmed the assistance during the launching of GEDS constitution early this month. Saeni has spent six months in Japan on skills training. He highlighted during his stay, he had…

PAP continues to bombard finance boss

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) continues to blame the finance and treasury minister, Rick Hou for the poor state of the national economy. Women’s advocator Casper Fa’asalu who is campaigning for women to be elected into the Parliament told a PAP meeting at the weekend in Honiara claiming Mr Hou has bowed down to political…

Kahui commends market project

A Honiara resident has commended the Honiara City Council (HCC) in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) for the initiative taken to improve the environment of the Honiara central market as a tobacco, betel nut and alcohol free environment. Hendry Kahui said its a great idea as part of making positive progress for the city.…

Unpaid bills, services disconnected

State owned school hit again with water and power cut State owned King George Sixth (KGVI) school has been punished for its hefty unpaid with the disconnection of water and electricity to the school in the past days. And this is likely to result in the slow start of its second semester classes. Solomon Water…

PTC on case of elderly accused

A pre-trial conference will be held today on the case elderly man who allegedly sexually abused his six year-old granddaughter in Isabel last year. It would be after the PTC that the case will be listed for trial. The accused in his 80’s is facing two counts of indecent assault. Prosecution alleged he sexually abused…

Rape trial starts in Gizo

A rape trial in relation to the case against married man accused of raping a student at Gizo in 2010 is scheduled to start next week in Gizo, Western province. The five days hearing was listed before Justice Stephen Pallaras on Monday next week during a high court circuit. Dick Alu who is now 41…