SINU warns against protest

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) management has warned that any protest or withdrawal of services by staff would be illegal. In a memorandum issued over the weekend on the rumoured protest that was expected to be undertaken on Monday, SINU management clarified that the issue of the Vice-Chancellor is still with the Trade Dispute…

PM: forms 3, 5 & 6 will sit their exams

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has brushed aside rumours going around that form 3 national examinations will be canceled this year in his weekly nationwide address, Monday. “I would like to make it clear that these rumours are not true.  “Form 3 exams will still be administered this year as well as for forms 5…

Puff’s bail revocation hearing, Aug 14

PROSECUTION will be making an application for the revocation of bail for the man accused of discharging a firearm in March at Tinge, West Honiara on August 14. This would be the second attempt made by the prosecution to revoke bail for Mostyn Maenu’u also known as ‘Puff’ who faces one count of discharge of…

CHINA-WEST DEAL INTACT

THE PEOPLE’s Republic of China (PRC) Embassy has assured the Western Provincial Government (WPG) that the deal to establish a sister relationship with the Fujian Province of China is intact. Chinese Counselor of the People’s Republic of Chinese (PRC) Embassy in Solomon Islands Yao Ming made the assurance on Monday in response to concern raised…

PM pleads

‘Our lives rest on Western border good people’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE ability of our country to keep COVID-19 out from our shore rests in the hands of the good people along the Western border as well as families and friends in Bougainville. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this profound appeal to the good people…

Suidani invites Malaitan MPs to attend day 

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has made an open invitation to all Members of Parliament (MP) representing Malaita Province to attend the Malaita Second Appointed Day scheduled for this Friday in Auki. Premier Suidani issued the invitation in an interview with the Solomon Star on Sunday. “The people of Malaita would be happy to see their…

China direct flight remains  

THE Government’s plan to conduct a direct chartered flight to China on the 29th of August 2020 remains as it is. Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers confirmed this when he led a team from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet appeared before the Public Account Committee (PAC) on Saturday. Following the announcement of…

Bougainvillean border crossers jailed 

THE two Bougainvilleans who were arrested and charged for illegally crossing our border in June has been sentenced recently to six months imprisonment. Deputy Commissioner Ian Vaevaso told reporters yesterday that the two Bougainvilleans are serving their jail term in Gizo Correctional Centre, Western Province. In light of this sentence, Vaevaso reminded both Bougainvilleans and…

PM graces MUP day event

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has graced the Makira/Ulawa Province 2nd Appointed Day celebrations in Kirakira on Thursday. Speaking during the occasion, Prime Minister Sogavare took the opportunity to acknowledge the traditional landowners of the land for acknowledging his delegation’s attendance. The prime minister also conveyed his sincere gratitude to the past and present leaders of…

Man, 60yr, rapes, impregnates granddaughter, 16

A 60-year-old grandfather at Paradise village, in North New Georgia, Western Province was arrested and charged for allegedly raping his 16-year-old granddaughter. Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) officers at Noro in Western Province made the arrested on Monday 3 August, a statement from Police Media Unit said.  The incident came to light after the…