SINU graduation today

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will conducts its much anticipated graduation today. The university on Tuesday released the final list of names of students who will be graduate this morning at Maranatha Conference Centre. According to the SINU Senior Marketing & Promotions Officer and Public Relations Officer Estee Lonamei said around 1400 students have…

CHINA’S $90M PAY OUT

50 constituencies to receive $1.8m each in CDF GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) early this week released SBD$90 million under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to all 50 constituencies. This means each constituency will receive about $1.8million, a statement issued by MRD Media Unit said. The funding assistance targeted at alleviating poverty…

In Court with Assumpta

Man to plea to rape, incest charges A 46 year-old man accused of sexually abusing and raping his young daughter in 2014 when his daughter was only 12 years old will plea to the allegations at the High Court on December 2. The man who cannot be named to protect his daughter’s identity is facing…

Diving firm faces hefty fines

LAND and Sea Circle Services which has been operating in Honiara without a valid Business Licence from the Honiara City Council since 2013 is facing a $5, 000 fine as well as $50 a day to be backdated to when it started, the City Council confirmed on Tuesday. The company is jointly registered under the…

THE $850m TRIGGER

How and what triggers the political rumblings on Malaita   MALAITA Province seems to be on an irreversible course – for bad or worse – is anyone’s guess. But pinning down what triggered such determination is also difficult, if not very difficult until now that is. Now that things have settled somewhat, snippets of what…

Wale refutes PM’s position on Malaita

THE Leader of Opposition, Matthew Wale has refuted the Prime Minister’s recent declaration of innocence towards Malaita as not true. Responding to his announcement, Wale held that the Prime Minister’s recent statement does not match his actions when it comes to Malaita province. Far from having no issue with Malaita, Hon. Wale insisted, the Prime…

Western Province meeting, 29th November

THE Western Provincial Full Assembly meeting will now convene at the end of this month instead of Thursday. This followed a high court ruling on Tuesday in relation to an order issued by the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso last week. Minister Seleso on Friday ordered that the Western Provincial…

Embezzlement claims refuted

WESTERN Provincial Secretary (PS) and former Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) has refuted claims of embezzlement over royalty payments intended for the Ziata Landowners in Munda, Western Province. This follows a report claiming that Jeffery Wickham who was the then SPM under the Gordon Darcy Lilo government collected the payment in 2014. The sum of…