Wale stands by statement

  OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale says he stands by his earlier statement that the government is trifling with Malaita.  “The facts surrounding my earlier statement arising out of allegations raised by the Premier of Malaita Province are very clear,” Wale insisted. “The premier was allegedly offered a bribe by a government minister, which he refused…

SIMA strike notice lifted

THE Solomon Islands Medical Association (SIMA) has lifted its strike notice issued last Friday, following their successful dialogue with the government. Spokesman Dr Alex Munamua confirmed the lifting of the strike notice to this paper, Thursday. He said the notice has been stroked off and they already notified their members about the action.  Dr Munamua…

MAN FAKED HIS DEATH

Obtained $76,000 from local pharmacy By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   A MAN who faked his death and allegedly obtained $76,000 from a local pharmacist is now in police custody. Peter Fakaia of Malu’u, north Malaita, is facing one count of false pretence in relation to the alleged incidents between 21 and 26 September this year. He…

Kaitu’u: I’m still with govt

SACKED minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says he is still part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA). In his Facebook post, he said it was now public knowledge that former Minister for Development, Planning and Aid Coordination Rick Hou and him were sacked because they opposed the switch from democratic Taiwan to China…

Maelanga urges Suidana, Wale

Senior Malaita Government Minister and Member of Parliament for East Malaita Constituency Manasseh Maelanga has called on the Premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani to refrain from using the people of Malaita to drive his political agenda. Mr Maelanga said that the premier’s use of language that are deemed as a way to manipulate the…

Sacked minister hits back at PM

HOU: WE WERE PUNISHED PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare mishandled the China-Taiwan issue, sacked minister Rick Hou says. Hou was responding to explanations Sogavare made after sacking four of his senior ministers over the China switch. “The PM’s explanation for my sacking is just a lame excuse to divert attention from the actual reason: the fact…