ON EMERGENCY MODE

Parliament passes SoPE extension By ANDREW FANASIA PARLIAMENT has passed the motion to extend the State of Public Emergency (SoPE) to another four months following overwhelming support of 42 votes. Parliament debated on the motion since Tuesday. Passing the motion last night means, parliament has given its blessing to approve the proclamation by His Excellency…

MUP premier unhappy with services

THE Premier of Makira Ulawa Province Julian Maka’a has expressed his unhappiness with poor telecommunications services provided by Our Telekom in the province. He uttered the sentiment July 22, 2020, in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital, while addressing a meeting organized by the Ministry of Aviation and Communications to discuss with his Government the Telecommunications…

In court with Assumpta

One Link boss denies five other chargesSentence next for teen who attacks bro, dad One Link boss denies five other charges ONE Link Pacifica director Gerrad Tauohu has denied the five other charges of false pretence against him on Tuesday. Gerrad entered his not guilty pleas to the five counts of false pretence before Deputy…

Female charged for attempted murder 

A FEMALE suspect has been charged for the alleged attempted murder of a 14-year-old female in the Vara Creek area, Central Honiara on 24 July 2020. Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at the Central Police Station in Honiara City made the arrest, a statement from Police Media Unit said.  It is…

Hou queries China flight 

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Rick Hou has questioned the government whether is it worth taking the risk to operate a charter flight to China.  He raised this question in parliament on Tuesday after learning the government organizing a special flight to pick nineteen Chinese nationals directly from China to work on the 2023…

CHANGES TO CDF LAW

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says his government, through the Ministry of Finance and Treasury is currently working on amending the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Act and Regulations. He made this assurance during his nationwide address, Monday. Sogavare said the amendment of the CDF Act and finalization of the Regulation is the priority task of this…

Plea next for Djokovic 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic will be entering his plea to the traffic case against him next Thursday. Djokovic who is facing a charge of careless driving did not appear in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court, Thursday. This was because he is currently in Western and Choiseul Provinces on government’s businesses…

OUR NEW POLICE CHIEF

Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau has been named the country’s new Police Commissioner. Mangau in his early 50’s from Ontong Java, Malaita Province was sworn in before His Excellency the Governor-General Sir David Vunagi during a brief ceremony held at the Government House yesterday morning. His appointment as police chief was done by the Governor-General,…

Maka’a wants faithful staff 

The Premier of Makira Ulawa Province Julian Maka’a says he wants to see provincial workers carry out their various duties with dedication and diligence. He said since taking up office in January, he has noticed provincial workers arrive late for work in the mornings and take off early from their duties in the afternoons. Mr…