Suidani: let politicians deal with politics  

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani urges the public in Malaita to get on with their daily activities and leave politicians to deal with politics.  Premier Suidani made the call during a public forum held at the Auki Central Market yesterday afternoon, This came after nine Malaitan Members of Parliament (MPs) under the DCGA government described…

Philippines repatriation

‘Gov’t on mission to bring our students home’ By ANDREW FANASIA Newsroom, Honiara WHILE the general public continue to criticise the government over the repatriation plan for the Solomon Islands students in Philippines the government gives more detail for the critics. Speaking at the press conference on Wednesday Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmy Rodgers…

‘MOVE COULD BACK FIRE’

On stand taken by nine Malaitan MPs on referendum statement By Alfred SasakoNewsroom, Honiara   THE stand taken by Malaitan Members of Parliament (MPs) on the referendum issue is being questioned with some saying it could backfire. Nine Malaitan MPs led by Deputy Prime Minister and MP for East Malaita Manasseh Maelanga on Thursday published a signed…

PNG’s 45th independence day celebrated

THE Papua New Guinea (PNG) community in Honiara successfully celebrated their 45th Independence Day on Wednesday. The colourful event was held at the PNG High Commission Chancery at Townground in Honiara. The low key event commenced with a sermon presented by Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) church minister Pr. Robinson Diosi. The occasion was attended PNG nationals…

RSIPF WAN AGM highlights successes

Participating women officers at the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Women Advisory Network (WAN) annual general meeting currently underway at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara have been told about the achievements of the WAN since it was established in 2004. RSIPF WAN is part of the Pacific Islands Chief of Police (PICP) Women…

Gov’t to deliver despite criticism 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says his government is determined and committed to keeping this country safe from the deadly virus. He said that despite criticisms from members of the public, individuals and organizations regarding his handling of the issue of Philippine students, his government is doing its uttermost best to keep our people and country…

Wale calls for explanation of Mining Bill

LEADER of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale is questioning the ongoing delay in bringing the proposed Mines and Minerals bill to Parliament. The Opposition Leader pointed out that the current Mines and Minerals Act is said to be obsolete in many respects hence amendments are crucial.   Wale says if one of the underlying objectives of the…

In court with Assumpta

* Extra marital affair case before court * Men convicted of attack, arson at Lambi area* Malaysian national found guilty   Extra marital affair case before court THE defence case on the case of a man accused of psychologically abusing his wife over an extra martial affair will commence this afternoon. The man is facing…

PNG, S.I robust relations

PAPUA New Guinea (PNG) High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands Dr John Balavu says that their bilateral relation with Solomon Islands remains robust as ever since the establishment of formal diplomatic ties on 17th August 1978. He made this sentiment in his speech in Honiara to mark the PNG 45th Independence Anniversary. He said that…