STAND-OFF IN AUKI

THE Malaita Provincial Capital of Auki came to a standstill on Wednesday morning after a protest notice was issued to all Chinese to leave Auki within 24 hours. Malaita for Democracy (M4D) movement issued the evacuation notice demanding them to close their doors and leave the province. The issued notice clearly stated that the move…

SINU semester 2 begins next week

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) is set to begin its second semester as of next week. SINU’s Public Relations officer Estee Logamei told the paper yesterday, this week is the registration week mainly for continuing students and also few new ones who are yet to be registered. Longamei said the majority of the new…

Ete urges gov’t to act

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara says the government must step up efforts to fight against the deadly virus, support health facilities, and pump more money into the economy. He was speaking on Tuesday in parliament while contributing to the 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill. He said given the threat from the virus worldwide, the government…

NO STRIKE 

‘Nurses await decision from ministry’ By ANDREW FANASIAHONIARA NEWSROOM THE Public health nurses will not be taking any strike action as they wait for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to consider their concerns regarding their allowances. Speaking to this paper last night, the Nurses Union spokesperson exclusively confirmed that the strike will not…

PUSH FOR SELF RULE

Malaita to conduct a referendum on Malaita Independence     MALAITA Province will embark on a provincial-wide referendum this month on the subject of Malaita Independence.  The move is being proposed due to continuous pressure from the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) government for Malaita Province to accept China, a statement from Malaita Provincial…

LCC clears Sore of allegations

THE Leadership Code Commission (LCC) has vindicated Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk of allegations of misconduct. In a media statement yesterday, LCC said, “The Leadership Code Commission investigated suspected misconduct raised against the HCC Clerk, Rence Sore, in the Island Sun Newspaper issued on Tuesday, July 22, 2020.  “In that paper, the TSI amongst other…

Man jailed for breaching bonds

BREACH of two bonds has resulted in a four-month prison term for a man who sold betel nut and cigarette rolls in Honiara city this month. John Apani was sentenced on Saturday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. He was first charged with one count of hawking in a public place in relation to the incident…