SINU semester 2 begins next week

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) is set to begin its second semester as of next week. SINU’s Public Relations officer Estee Logamei told the paper yesterday, this week is the registration week mainly for continuing students and also few new ones who are yet to be registered. Longamei said the majority of the new…

Ete urges gov’t to act

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara says the government must step up efforts to fight against the deadly virus, support health facilities, and pump more money into the economy. He was speaking on Tuesday in parliament while contributing to the 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill. He said given the threat from the virus worldwide, the government…

Wale on non-inclusion of climate change  

OPPOSITION Leader Mathew Wale says it is disappointing to note that the government of the day has forgotten climate change as one of the priority issues to be included in its 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020. Speaking on the floor of parliament yesterday, Wale said climate change was never a priority for the government for…

NO STRIKE 

‘Nurses await decision from ministry’ By ANDREW FANASIAHONIARA NEWSROOM THE Public health nurses will not be taking any strike action as they wait for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to consider their concerns regarding their allowances. Speaking to this paper last night, the Nurses Union spokesperson exclusively confirmed that the strike will not…

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…