Ousted PM defends stand on West Papua

THE ousted Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare defended his strong stance on the plight of the people of West Papua during the motion of no-confidence on Monday which saw him removed from the top political leadership position. The Member of Parliament for Central Honiara Moffat Fugui in his contribution to the motion said the Prime Minister…

Radiographers mark day

RADIOGRAPHERS at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Radiography Medical Imaging Department (X-ray) celebrated the World Radiography Day on Wednesday. The day marks the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895 andradiographersthe world over including Solomon Islands capitalise on the event to promote radiography as a vital contributor to modern health care. Under Secretary of…

Half a billion to MPs

THE 50 Members of Parliament (MPs) together received more than half a billion in a year, ousted Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has revealed. He said this huge amount of money if used wisely should have benefited the entire nation. Sogavare revealed this on Monday before he was voted out during a Motion of No Confidence…

Lasi reaches out to Baegu/Asifola

THE Literacy Association of Solomon Islands (LASI) has recently conducted a basic literacy teacher training in the Baegu Asifola constituency in Malaita Province. Participants in the two-week workshop held from October 23 to November 3 were from Fouia, Sulufou, Adatolo, New Rove, Ngoliana, Foufo and Aenamago. The workshop venue was held at the Usuusue Catholic…

SAE ACQUITTED OF SOAKI’S MURDER

Charged with manslaughter By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN FORMER fugitive Edmond Sae has been acquitted on Wednesday of the murder of the former Police Commissioner Sir Frederick Soaki in 2003 at Auki Motel in Auki, Malaita. Justice John Brown had Sae acquitted due to the inconsistencies of the evidences of the Crown witnesses. Despite being acquitted of…

[email protected] provides Start-Ups for youth’s businesses

Twenty two young entrepreneurs in Borderline, Green Valley and Burnscreek receive their materials this week to start their new small-scale businesses enterprise in their communities. The Group Leader for Young Entrepreneurs Component (YEC) Collin Albert congratulates these new business men and women and acknowledges their choice to improve their livelihoods through business initiatives. “They choose…

In Court With Assumpta Buchanan

Court rejects application to dismiss charges The Magistrates Court has dismissed the applications for the dismissal of charges against medical practitioner and entrepreneur Dr Reginald Aipia and his American business consultant Eric W. Hagberg. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea in his ruling yesterday said the Magistrates Court has no power under the law in a criminal…

Contractors urged to perform

KB Builders contractor has challenged future contractors to live up to the standards and build Maoro Christian Community School to the best of their ability. KB Builders representative Paul Kwana who headed the construction of the first ever school library and administration office told the school staff, students and stakeholders that KB Builders has done…