Manele holds talks with Israeli President

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Jeremiah Manele has held bilateral talks with the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin in Nadi, Fiji last Thursday. Minister Manele was in Nadi to attend a meeting by the Pacific Leaders with the President of Israel to strengthen cordial relations with the pacific region, a statement from Prime Minister Press Secretariat said.…

Phone noises disrupts petition judgment 

A High Court judge walked out of the courtroom halfway through reading his judgment on the petition case between South Vella La Vella MP Frederick Kologeto and former MP Lionel Alex Qora, Wednesday. Judge John Keniapisia said he could not complete his judgment because the people of South Vella La Vella are disrespectful. He was…

Lepese discharged, fined

The Provincial Member for Dovele- Ward 10, Vella La Vella Lepese Paul was released from Police Custody 7.30 pm Tuesday night. This followed a High Court ruling which ordered that defendant Paul Lepese be discharged forthwith from custody. Lepese was arrested on Saturday night after challenging the High Court for undermining and challenging the court…

Kologeto retains seat 

South Vella La Vella Member of Parliament (MP) Frederick Kologeto has retained his seat after the court on Wednesday dismissed all bribery allegations laid against him. Judge John Keniapisia on Wednesday dismissed the 11 bribery allegations against Kologeto and declared that Kologeto was the duly elected MP for South Vella La Vella. “In view of…

Gov’t on loan deal

The Ministry of Finance and Treasury has rejected media reports linked to the US$100 billion financing introduced by the promoter of the financing proposal Mr. Terry Wong. In an issued statement on Wednesday, the Ministry said what has transpired and the intention of the correspondences between Harry Kuma and Mr. Wong is to collate necessary…

Vokia thanks voters

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Jamie Vokia has formally thanked his voters and people of his constituency for their unwavering support during his short stint in Parliament. Vokia, a first-time MP and also a member of the ruling government, has lost his Northeast Guadalcanal seat in Parliament following a successful petition…

Advancing literacy through language

The READ program for 2020 received support from the British High Commission Brian Jones when he helped to fund some of the new teachers’ handbooks for selected Honiara schools.   The teachers from these schools will receive training on how to teach English as a spoken language, a statement from READ said.   “This is crucial! Children…

Bangladesh national found guilty 

A MAGISTRATE has found the Bangladesh national who cast his vote in last year’s National General Election (NGE) in Malaita guilty of the offences laid against him. Mia Mohammad Abdul Latif had been tried for charges of fraudulent voting and obtaining registration by false pretence. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi at the end of the trial…