Pageant show begins today

The two day Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) queen show commences today in Honiara. According to the program will begin today with a speech competition for the contestants at the Auditorium at 10am to 11am.  The theme for this year’s event is ‘Advancing Women in Leadership.’ The contestants’ speech will be based on the selected…

OUR PARTY RUNS SHOW

Maelanga is new deputy PM By ANDREW FANASIA WITH the appointment of Manasseh Maelanga as the deputy prime minister, OUR Party now controls the affairs of the nation. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced Maelanga as his deputy yesterday. “What this means is OUR Party now runs and controls the government for the remaining three years…

SI reports on UNSC Resolution 1540(2004)

A TWO-DAY discussion to implement the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) has concluded at Heritage Park in Honiara. Wednesday. Government officials from relevant ministries discussed with representatives of the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament, UNRCPD, in Asia and the Pacific, and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs,UNODA. Discussions focused on assisting Solomon…

AG praised for taking action

A SENIOR citizen from the Central Islands Province has lauded the Attorney General’s Office for detecting the illegality of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement signed between the Central Islands Province Premier Stanley Manetiva and China Sam Enterprise Group and acting promptly to cancel it. The China Sam Enterprise Group is a state-owned conglomerate and has not…

BLAME GAME

Officials say Lands, Levers responsible for land sale By ANDREW FANASIA THE Ministry of Lands and Levers Solomon Ltd should be held responsible for the dealing that led to the sale of the land where the Japanese war monument was located at Alligator Creek, east of Honiara. That’s according to senior officials from Guadalcanal Province.…

Minister announces Australian support for Pacific Girl investment with YWCA

Minister announces Australian support for Pacific Girl investment with YWCA Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, announced that Australia will support the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Solomon Islands to continue its important work empowering at-risk girls. Australia’s support will be funded through its Pacific Girl…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Diversion case back into court today Accused to bid ‘no case to answer’ Sentence next for officer Diversion case back into court today THE case of former employee of the B-Mobile company who diverted $19,600 of company funds for her own use will return to court today. That is when Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi will…

Sireheti receives international award  

AN officer of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Inspector Kerry Sireheti has received an international award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), “40 under 40 Award” for 2019 during a ceremony in Chicago, United States of America, Monday this week. The award, which is given “to an incredibly talented, accomplished…

FSII demand gov’t intervene

Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) is calling on the national government to seriously and urgently look into the sales of a piece of property that contains a very important Japanese monument at the Alligator Creek vicinity, East of Honiara.  That’s according to FSII very senior member John Kwaita, Wednesday. The call came after it was…