Why police arrested Temotu leaders

Police say three Temotu leaders arrested before Christmas improperly accepted inducements or payments for considerations or decisions in their official capacity. The trio are the current member for Tikopia and Anuta Ward 16 Bradley Tau, current member for Nangu Ward 12, Fr Brown Beu, and former provincial secretary Samuel Kafukesa. Police arrested and charge them…

Weather warning

People told to stay in door By CHARLES KADAMANA   The current bad weather is expected to continue in the coming days. And weather forecasters yesterday warned the public to remain indoors and avoid travelling out at sea. “Solomon Islands is now under cover of the current bad weather,” Brian Tom of the National Emergency…

Fisheries PS Suspended

IT’S been confirmed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Christian Ramofafia, has been suspended pending an investigation. Secretary to Cabinet James Remobatu confirmed the suspension, but declined to divulge reasons for the decision. “The decision came from the Public Service Commission,” Mr Remobatu said. “So I cannot disclose the allegations…

SHIPPING GRANTS EXPOSED

It’s a scheme gov’t used to keep its MPs together By ANDREW FANASIA   THE National Transport Initiative Grant (NTIG) is a funding scheme set up to keep government MPs from crossing the floor, a former senior officer within the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) says. According to the officer, the funding, which was administered…

‘Increase women participation’

INCREASING women participation enhances development in Solomon Islands. Caretaker Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) Lanelle Tanaganda made the statement during her speech at the recent Sine Die motion in Parliament. Mrs Tanaganda said she supports what the Caretaker Prime Minister Rick Hou said on the need to support women. “I would…