Nurses issue strike notice

Threaten to stop work starting Feb 27 NURSES across the country will go on strike starting February 27 if the government continues to ignore allowances it promised to pay the nurses. This followed a 28-day strike notice the Solomon Islands Nurses Association (SINA) issued on Wednesday this week, which will lapse on February 26. SINA…

Sigimanu on our IP laws

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Ethel Sigimanu says that our Intellectual property (IP) laws are still laws of England. She was speaking during the opening of the building a national copyright system for Solomon Islands consultation meeting in Honiara, early this week. Our government has done some groundwork on IP…

Malaita care-taker govt in crisis

MAJORITY of direct employees from the reigning Malaita provincial government have lost trust and hope to the current regime, under care-taker Premier Peter Channel Ramohia. This was after employees experienced the lack of support, communication and update of workers salary payments. A senior employee of the Malaita provincial government expressed that most of them are…

Mua trial adjourned

THE matter of the outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) for Savo/Russell, Dickson Mua has been adjourned to Thursday next week. This was after the completion of the evidence of two prosecution witnesses who were recalled to the witness box, Thursday. Former Constituency Development Officer (CDO), Richard Duva, and former Project Officer, Dennis Akorae were grilled…

Police arrest 39 drivers

POLICE in Honiara have arrested 39 vehicle drivers following a traffic operation targeting drink driving from 23-30 January 2019. Ten drivers were arrested for careless driving, nine for driving an unlicensed motor vehicle, 14 for driving with the presence of alcohol in a person’s blood, one for driving without a driver’s license, one for driving…

TELEKOM SHAKE-UP

NPF to sell shares in Our Telekom to Fijian firm By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Provident Fund (NPF) has confirmed holding talks with Fiji’s biggest telecommunications company to sell part of its shares in Solomon Telekom to them. NPF general manager Mike Wate confirmed this in response to enquiries the Solomon Star made to his…

Manetoali to take plea next

OUTGOING Member for Parliament for Gao/Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali, is likely to take his plea to the conversion charge against him on February 5. His matter was mentioned in court, Tuesday where it was heard that prosecution has now obtained outstanding disclosures. The prosecution had also mentioned they will be particularizing the charge of one count…