Kahui sad with move to return $600k  

AN East Are’Are man has expressed disappointment with his member of parliament (MP) for returning the $600K Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) allocation to the Oversight Committee. Henry Bartholomew Kahui said that the decision should have been well thought out so as not to victimise rural farmers in the constituency. Mr. Kahui went on to say…

PUSH FOR SELF RULE

Malaita to conduct a referendum on Malaita Independence     MALAITA Province will embark on a provincial-wide referendum this month on the subject of Malaita Independence.  The move is being proposed due to continuous pressure from the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) government for Malaita Province to accept China, a statement from Malaita Provincial…

LCC clears Sore of allegations

THE Leadership Code Commission (LCC) has vindicated Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk of allegations of misconduct. In a media statement yesterday, LCC said, “The Leadership Code Commission investigated suspected misconduct raised against the HCC Clerk, Rence Sore, in the Island Sun Newspaper issued on Tuesday, July 22, 2020.  “In that paper, the TSI amongst other…

Man jailed for breaching bonds

BREACH of two bonds has resulted in a four-month prison term for a man who sold betel nut and cigarette rolls in Honiara city this month. John Apani was sentenced on Saturday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. He was first charged with one count of hawking in a public place in relation to the incident…

Suidani: cancel China direct flight 

  The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has made a last-minute appeal calling on the national government to stop the direct flight to China and listen to its citizens.   Premier Suidani in an interview yesterday said obedience is better than sacrifice, adding, the flight to China is too risky for this small island nation with…

PM on treatment for China

CHINA does not get preferential treatment, as people might like to think. Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this when delivering his nation-wide address yesterday afternoon at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, a statement from Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The prime minister said the decision to repatriate passengers from China and…

Boso acquitted

THE man accused of posting fake news about COVID-19 on is Facebook page has been acquitted of the offence, Monday. This was after Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti found insufficient evidence against Peterson Boso to continue with the trial. Boso’s lawyer had applied for a “no case to answer” submission at the end of the prosecution…

Nurses’ strike looms

‘COVID-19 fight looks shaky if nurses walkout’ By ANDREW FANASIAHONIARA NEWSROOM ALL the public health nurses in Honiara are ready to go on strike if the government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) continues to disregard their outstanding allowances since June. This was agreed in their meeting held late yesterday in which…