In Court with Assumpta

Man jailed for swearing at his father Officer to go on trial in June Man jailed for swearing at his father   THE actions of an accused who damaged part of their house and swore at his father last year in Honiara are shameful and must be condemned, says Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison. He made…

Another logger to leave Malaita

THE continued pressure from the Malaita Provincial Government on logging companies to pay up their dues has sent a second logging company packing to leave the province. According to reports, logging operation in Malaita Province still owes Malaita province $1.5m in revenue. Therefore, the province is pushing hard for the companies that are still to pay up…

Satu supports loan deal

OUTSPOKEN chief and Director of the Solomon Islands Marine Mammal Education Centre (SIMMEC) in Gavutu Islands in Central Province Robert Satu says he supports the government in its move in the proposed USD$100 Billion loan deal. Chief Satu said the reason why he is supporting the move is that he believes that, that is the only…

Suidani queries grants from China

The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has questioned Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his pro-China advocates over the Chinese grants they are preaching about prior to the switch that China will provide to the country.  Premier Suidani raised the question after the Finance Minister Harry Kuma was involved in a negotiation deal with a private…

Takwa clinic drug selling probed

CONCERNS have been raised by community members living around the Takwa Clinic, North Malaita over how the Nurse In-charge at the clinic continues to sell drugs to patients. Information received by the concerned public last Friday said the issue has forced patients to question the legality of the nurse’s actions. A patient Wilson Renge told…

Marape’s visit boost ties

The recent three days visit by Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape has further uplifted the relations between the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Marape brought with him a delegation of over 50 businessmen and women from PNG to explore and establish business relations with local…