Pele signs new pact with Temotu gov’t

TEMOTU Provincial Government and Temotu Pele Constituency signed a historic partnership agreement on Frida y (TPC) in Honiara. The agreement paves the way for the two parties to work together to implement constituency infrastructure projects. Temotu Pele MP Duddly Kopu said the most effective way to implement constituency infrastructure projects is through the provincial government.…

M4D: Chinese diplomats undiplomatic

MALAITA for Democracy Movement (M4D) says China’s response to Malaita Premier’s reference to Taiwan as a state amounts to interference in the domestic affairs of the country. M4D recently issued the statement saying that the Chinese Embassy in Honiara is the first to directly interfere with the domestic affairs of the country.  M4D made the…

Chief of Staff case questioning next

POLICE will be inviting Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic shortly for questioning. Police investigation into this matter is currently ongoing and progressing very well. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau on Thursday said very shortly the chief of staff will be invited for questioning. When asked by a journalist as to how…

150 OUT, 7 REMAINED

Gov’t releases people from quarantine centres By ESTHER NURIA   THE Government on Friday released 150 people who’ve spent the last 14 days in the quarantine facilities in Honiara. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this in his nation-wide COVID-19 weekly address yesterday. “As of 12 noon today, all persons that came through Australia, Vanuatu and…

Gov’t supports decision to suspend USP chief

THE government has supported the decision to suspend the University of South Pacific (USP)’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia. At the same time, the government has appealed to members of the Executive Committee Council to exercise their trusteeship duties with responsibility, in unity, and with care for the greater and shared common good of…

NGATI: IT’S POLITICS

Councillor says arrest politically motivated By IAN M.KAUKUI A CITY councillor police charged this week says his arrest and that of a colleague was politically motivated. Police arrested and charged councillors Reginald Ngati and Billy Abae over the alleged threat they made on city clerk Rence Sore. Ngati and Abae were responsible for exposing alleged financial…

Gov’t urged not to extend SOE period

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale calls on the Government not to extend the state of emergency (SOE) period, which expires on July 25. The call was made in response to the Prime Minister’s recent statement, revealing the government’s intentions to extend the emergency period because it is the reason why the Solomon Islands is still Covid-19…

Fatal ferry probe almost complete 

POLICE investigation into the fatal ferry accident that resulted in 27 passengers losing their lives in April is almost completed. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said the investigation will hopefully be completed by the end of this month. “I assure you that the National Criminal Investigation team has investigated this matter and about to complete…

Chief backs Vunagi’s comments on schools

A CHIEF from Falau community in Malaita says the statement made by the Governor-General (GG) describing schools as poultry houses perfectly fits the status of boarding schools in the province. Jersey Bobby said most boarding schools in Malaita have poor and over-crowded dormitories, which are not conducive and do not speak well of schools as…