Two political appointees fired 

TWO Assistant Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet have been terminated from their job. Douglas Marau and Alex Akwai were axed from their job, the Prime Minister Office revealed. Their premature dismissal were issued yesterday although their contract still remains valid. Mr. Marau yesterday in a social media…

SEA TRAGEDY

Boat with 14 passengers still missing in West    A BOAT carrying 14 people is still missing since New Year’s day between the seas of Vella La Vella, Shortlands and Choiseul Province. The second boat carrying 15 passengers managed to drift and came ashore on Mole Island, Choiseul on Sunday morning. The incident occurred on…

‘CHINA DEBT TRAP’

The ‘China debt trap’ concept is a misinformation being spread by some Western countries. That’s according to the Chinese Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency (HE) Li Ming in his commentary on the much talked about China aid. He highlighted China aid is based on respect that has achieved tangible benefits. “China debt trap is…

Toroama hits out at PNG media report

THE Autonomous Bougainville Government and the people of Bougainville are not involved in any secret plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare. President of Bougainville, Ishmael Toroama reiterated this in a statement yesterday, in response to a front-page article published in the Post Courier newspaper in Papua New Guinea (PNG).…

Men remanded for murder, arson

TWO men have been remanded in custody this week over two separate incidents in Guadalcanal province, during the Christmas festive season. The first accused is Paulson Sali who faces one count of murder. Prosecution alleged he murdered another man by squeezing his throat tightly, strangling him to death. The incident happened on Christmas Day. The…