Children say ‘No’ to mining

Rennell islanders united against miners CHILDREN on Renbel have joined their elders to oppose any mining activities planned for the province. Landowners’ spokesman George Tauika, who is also secretary of the Lake Tegano World Heritage Site Association, said no forms of mining will be accepted on their land. Children, youths, and elders of the province…

DPP hits out at judge over comments

DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ronald Bei Talasasa says he was dismayed by comments Justice Stephen Pallaras raised about his regular overseas travels. “The comments by the judge were not only erroneous, but unfounded, provocative and threatening,” Mr Talasasa said in a statement from Fiji, where he’s attending a conference. “I will not comment any…

11 awarded Taiwan scholarships

ELEVEN Solomon Islanders will receive their awards letter today to undertake their studies in Taiwan. The brief ceremony will take place at the Ministry of Education, where Taiwanese ambassador Victor Yu will present the students with their scholarship offers. Taiwan offers scholarships to students every year based on their academic results. Seven of the students…

Gov’t urged to pass family bill

THE Government is urged to pass the Family Protection Bill that is currently before Parliament. Chief Judge of New Zealand Family Court Peter Boshier, who is facilitating the four days workshop on Family Violence and Youth Justice, made this call on Wednesday. “I urged the Solomon Islands Government to pass this bill,” Justice Boshier said…

Business Names Bill goes through

PARLIAMENT has passed the Business Names Bill 2014 on Wednesday. The Act provides for the Registration and use of Business Names, for the Repeal of the Registration of the Business Names Act (cap. 178) and for related purposes. It replaced the existing outdated Registration of Business Names law. Unlike the current system which is paper-based…