Judge shoots back at DPP

HIGH Court judge Stephen Pallaras QC says the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP) reply to comments he made at this week’s Family Violence workshop in Honiara has disappointed many Solomon Islanders. In his presentation at the workshop, Justice Pallaras expressed concerns about Ronald Bei Talasasa’s frequent overseas travels, which he said had disrupted work of…

Australia to deliver $2M for flood recovery efforts

AUSTRALIA’S Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Brett Mason, on Friday announced his country will provide an additional AUD$2 million to assist ongoing recovery efforts following April’s devastating floods here. The disaster claimed 23 lives, displaced thousands and inflicted widespread damage to local infrastructure, including critical bridges and roads. Senator Mason made…

NGOs unite in clean election campaign

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has partnered with Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) and other local civil society groups to promote clean election campaigns. TSI Executive Officer Daniel Fenua expressed his gratitude for collaborating with some of the powerful society groups in the country. “I am happy that that you have shown commitment to be part…