THE DAY HONIARA CAME TO A STANDSTILL

HONIARA City was last night facing a night of terror as protestors vented their anger, demanding Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to resign immediately. In a day which slowly turned violent, one female police officer was injured, a leaf hut next to Parliament House was torched, along with the Kukum Traffic Police Station. Shops at the…

Non-Executive MPAs absent

THE Malaita Province Full Assembly Budget meeting has commenced on Tuesday in Auki, with most of the non-executive members absent. Eighteen out of the 33 Members of Provincial Assembly (MPAs) attended the meeting while 15 did not make it to the meeting. MPA for Ward 4, Iven Tonafalea is the only non-executive member that joined…

Allowance delay affects SINU studentsโ€™

LOCAL government sponsored students studying at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are still to received their allowances. Solomon Islands National University Student Association (SINUSA) executive has informed this paper yesterday that almost 75 percent of students attending SINU have raised complaints and even showed frustration to the SINUSA executive. SINUSA newly elected treasurer, Erickson…

Govt says series of lies ridiculous

THE Ministry of Finance and Treasury and Inland Revenue Division (IRD) strongly refutes claims that a special investigator who was working in the Inland Revenue Division in the past was fired by the Prime Minister. The Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Mathew Wale in a statement yesterday expressed his disgust at the alleged dismissal of…

MPsโ€™ PLEA TO PROTESTORS

Malaitan MPs call on protest leaders, Suidani to refrain from unlawful activities Members of Parliament (MPs) from Malaita within the Government have appealed on the proposed protest leaders and Premier Daniel Suidani to refrain from inciting Malaitans to engage in unlawful activities. This came after they have been reliably informed with grave concerned by the…

MRD clarifies CDF disbursement

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) says that the recent release of 90 million funding assistance from the 2020 Budget Approved Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Program and funded by Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Support to Constituency Development projects was paid directly into constituencies bank accounts and not to Members of Parliament (MPs). The Ministry…

Woodford donates $5k to Tenakoga school

WOODFORD International School (WIS) on Thursday donated a cheque of $5,000 to Tenakoga Adventist School in North East Guadalcanal. The donation was raised by WIS students. It was donated purposely to support the rebuilding of the burnt two-storey building that occurred on early September this year. When receiving the donation, Tenakogaโ€™s school representative, Ms. Chareen…