KOREAN AMBASSADOR PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

Korea’s Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Kang Kymgu has presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Solomon Islands, His Excellency Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui at the Government House on Thursday 6th December, 2018. Ambassador Kymgu highlighted both countries’ friendship in the past 40 years. “Notably Solomon Islands has been a dependable companion of the…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Con man jailed* Man found guilty of possession of weapon* Biliki back in court Dec 18 Con man jailed A man who obtained more than $144,400 from a well-known business man in 2015 has been sentenced to a total of 18 months imprisonment on Friday. Willie Wane Funua had pleaded guilty to four counts…

Munda Airport Remains Open

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation (MCA) Mr. Moses Virivolomo says there is no such thing as threats to close Munda airport as claimed. He said the airport belongs to the government through a goodwill gift by the fore-fathers of the current claimants and hence no one has the right to dispute…

SHE NEEDS HELP

Mother needs urgent lifesaving heart surgery overseas By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI A 47 year old mother diagnosed with valvular heart disease urgently needs a life-saving surgery overseas. Jenny Iro needs more than SBD$200,000 in financial support to undergo this vital heart operation in MIOT hospital in Chennai, India. Ms Iro from Malaita province has been…

Logging machines burntdown in dispute

FIVE logging machines have been burnt down at Ono logging camp in East Are’Are, Malaita Province. The machines included three bulldozers and two excavators. According to a concern village elder of Naorea village who declined to be identified said the incident occurred yesterday and the cost of damages run into thousands of dollars. The suspects…

Mua back in court today

THE matter of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Savo/Russell Dickson Mua accused of converting $3million intended to purchase a ship for his constituency in 2013 will return to court again Wednesday. Mua had his bail condition varied on the last court date allowing him to travel to Australia to under a medical review. He…

PM defends 2019 Budget

‘This budget is credible’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE Prime Minister Rick Hou has defend his government budget after it was heavily criticised on the floor of the Parliament, Tuesday. Chairman of the Bills and Legislative Committee Mathew Wale came out strongly to criticise the budget in his debate yesterday. Mr Hou in his response said…

‘NO WEST PAPUA POLICY’

SIDCCG is neutral, says Hou By IAN MCDONALD THE Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change (SIDCC) Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Rick Hou has no policy statement in dealing with the issue of West Papua. Mr Hou stated this, when asked by a journalist over the government’s stand on West Papua, in a…

$1m mysterious payment

THE one million ($1m) in shipping grant that was supposed to be received by Didao Development Cooperation remains a mystery and untraceable since documents related to the payment were missing from the Ministry of Finance. The payment was made between 2015 and 2016. Didao Development Cooperation never received the payment. According to the Auditor General’s…