SUIDANI HITS BACK

Says the core issue affecting nation is leadership The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani says the core issue facing this country is leadership that needs to be dealt with accordingly. Speaking to local media on Tuesday Premier Suidani blamed poor leadership that continues to frustrate people resulting in what has transpired in Honiara fortnight ago.…

No unlawful gatherings

THERE were no unlawful gatherings in and around the city on Monday during the Motion of No Confidence against the Prime Minister. Honiara City yesterday maintained calm with the support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), the Police and Military Forces of intervention forces and local security firms’ personnel. Only a few people…

Malaita plans towards independence

THE Malaita Provincial Government is seeking the assistance of the United Nations Security Council to fulfil recommendations in the Townsville Peace Agreement (TPA) for an independent Malaita. Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani revealed this on Monday during a public address in the provincial capital, Auki. Mr Suidani told the public gathering that the provincial government…

WP passes budget of $28m

WESTERN Province Executive on Monday passed a budget worth $ 28,636,034 million after going through its debate yesterday. The budget meeting was held at the Cha Cha Building in Gizo Western Province. The meeting was conducted by the newly appointed Deputy Speaker, Hon. Gilisi Palmer. According to the Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon. Ramuraka…

SIBA condemns riots, wants courts to remain open

THE Solomon Islands Bar Association (SIBA) has joined other organisations in condemning the rioting, looting and destruction of properties in Honiara, describing the activities as “unlawful”. SIBA “wholeheartedly condemns” the activities which gripped Honiara between 24 and 27 November and led to the destruction of propert(ies), closure of businesses and loss of employment, it said…

Ruling on Dettke’s appeal today

RULING on an appeal filed by the lawyer of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Northwest Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke against a magistrate’s decision in February will be delivered this afternoon. Private lawyer Gabriel Suri who represents the MP had appealed the magistrate’s decision to dismiss the defence’s claims of abuse of process, compensation and cost…