PM leaves for UN summit today

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will leave for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Friday. The UNGA will convene on Monday next week which the Prime Minister is expected to join other world leaders at the Opening Plenary. The Prime Minister will also be delivering a statement at the…

TSI slams new proposal

WHY ANOTHER MINISTRY? By ANDREW FANASIA THE country does not need another ministry, Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) chief executive officer Ruth Liloqula says. She was speaking before the Bills and Legislation Committee, which is conducting hearing into the Traditional Governance and Custom Facilitation Bill 2018. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and…

Mum fined $5k for kwaso sales

A MOTHER of seven has been fined $5,000 for selling kwaso in her market stall at Mbokona area in Central Honiara on Tuesday afternoon by the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Elizabeth Moa who pleaded guilty to one count of illegal sale of liquor was given until October 16 to pay up her fine. Failure to pay…

HALT THE BILL

TSI urges gov’t to delay passing controversial law TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) yesterday urged the Government to halt taking the Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill to parliament. The bill is currently with the Bills and Legislative Committee, which has started conducting its hearing yesterday. TSI’s call came a day after the Civil Society Sector…

Principal unhappy over HCC’s action

Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS) administration has expressed anger over the way the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement has forcefully demolished their only school market house. The school is located near the Multipurpose Hall in Chinatown. School Principal Jim Tepo who was furious over the action described the move as ‘irresponsible.’ Mr Tepo along…

Killer car driver charged, detained

A WOMAN accused of driving the car that killed a 15-year-old girl in a tragic accident last Saturday in Honiara has been remanded in custody on Tuesday. Veslyn Ririana, 26, of Isabel Province, appeared in court on Tuesday for the first time following Saturday’s tragic event. She faces charges of causing death by reckless or…