NTU: student allowances already processed in July

GOVERNMENT sponsored student studying in the Philippines have had their August allowances processed last month. That’s according to the National Training Unit (NTU) within the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development. NTU clarified this following media report that claim the students were starving because their allowances have not been paid. “Payment of students’ allowances…

Temotu murder suspect remanded

THE suspect in a murder incident at Aoto Village, in Utupua, Temotu Province on 13 January 2019, has been further remanded in custody following a mention appearance in the Magistrates Court at Lata on 16 August 2019. The man in his 40’s has been remanded at the Lata Correctional Centre as police investigations continue into…

PM defends China trip

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says a week-long trip eight of his ministers took to China last week was made with a clean motive. He was responding to statements made by the Leader of the Opposition and members of the public recently.  “I want to assure the nation and the Leader of the Opposition that the…

Wale slams PM’s defence of China trip

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has slammed the response by the Prime Minister, who attempted to justify the recent trip to Beijing by a delegation of senior government ministers and the bi-partisan task-force. “The reply is a very lame attempt by the prime minister to dodge the many important concerns of public interest relating to the…

Manetoali’s trial starts 

Trial into the alleged fraud case of the MP for Gao/Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali has started on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Manetoali who faces 17 counts of conversion is now standing trial for 18 counts of conversion. He entered his not guilty plea to the 18th charge, before the trial started before Principal Magistrate…

PM: NSS will ensure our citizens are safe

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has highlighted that the priority of the National Security Strategy (NSS) is to ensure our citizens are protected.   The Prime Minister acknowledged that internally, Solomon Islands have multiple security issues.  Therefore, he said the NSS provides a united platform for our Law Enforcement Agencies to address these security issues collectively.   …

Prosecution told to sort out charges

THE PROSECUTION has been asked to sort out the charges against three men accused of participating in the riot during the election of the Prime Minister in Honiara. Simon Stanley Fudi, 20, is facing one count of unlawful assembly and one count of riot. He is jointly charged with Thompson Fia, 32 and Marlon Mouara,…

Tanangada: Hope for a safe SI

A developing country such as ours cannot hope to achieve prosperity without first ensuring stability to build a buoyant and growing economy to create jobs and prosperity for our citizens. Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Lanelle Tanangada echoed this when she delivered her welcome remarks at the opening of the National Security…