SINU saga

‘Where is TSI?’ By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara THE allegations against Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor Ganesh Chand are serious and yet Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) did not speak up against it as expected by the public.  Speaking in anonymity an observer who is familiarise with the whole issue said it is disheartening to…

HOME AT LAST

Welcome home as students’ flight from Philippines arrived 3 hours late By John FolletNewsroom, Honiara A chartered Solomon Airlines flight repatriating students from the Philippines arrived in Honiara three hours late last night, because a number of local students booked on the flight have allegedly violated the host-country’s laws. Under the newly-introduced laws, students are…

Call to defend tubi

The leader of the Opposition has called on the government to review and amend the laws dealing with logging and our protected wildlife species including tubi, and to put in place heavy punishments for loggers found breaking the law. In a statement on Monday Matthew Wale said; “The recent revelations by the Premier of Isabel Provincial…

Confiscated sea cucumber destroyed

Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki, Malaita Province has finally destroyed the confiscated sea cucumber worth $90,000 on Monday. The marine products were illegally purchased by three Chinese shops in Auki, May this year.  The confiscated sea cucumbers were destroyed by the Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki following approvals from the Ministry of Fisheries…

$500k package for provinces

NATIONAL government through the Ministry of Provincial Government Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has approved $500,000 (half a million) for each province to prepare and fight against COVID-19. This was disclosed by the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso last week. He declared this on Thursday during the official commissioned of a new…