Varley urges public to report crimes

IT’S very risky or dangerous situation for this country or city to go back to a stage where people were not reporting matters to the police and as a result, criminals escape justice. This was the strongest statement disclosed to the local media by the Commissioner of police Mathew Varley, during his weekly media conference…

APID defends PM’s letter

THE Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) has defended Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s leaked acknowledgement letter to the Bintan General Manager describing it as a personal letter and does not represent any favoritism or endorsement of any company obligations. “Whatever the Prime Minister shared with the company like this leaked letter is his personal approach. “That…

Bill delay, a sign of corruption: Makili

Corruption has grown to an endemic level in the country and the delay in tabling and passing the anti-corruption bill is a manifestation of the pervasiveness of this scourge, an activist says. Lawrence Makili is a member of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Civil Society Organisations that is on an intensive campaign for the tabling…

PM WRONG APPROACH

Muaki: PM should address letter to APID, not Bintan By TEDDY KAFO A FORMER special secretary to the prime minister has exposed a major dent in the attempt by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to clarify the highly controversial letter he wrote to miners, Bintan Mining Ltd. Mr Sogavare has said of the letter that it…

PMO: Sasako gets it wrong again

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPMC) has slammed a report by Alfred Sasako in the Island Sun newspaper, Thursday. This was in response to a report bearing the headline; “Two senior officers escape PM’s cost-cutting measures.” Alex Akwai of the Prime Minister Office (PMO) Press in a statement on Friday described the report as…

PM finally reshuffles Rini, Maneniaru

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare finally carried out his plan to reshuffle the Minister of Finance and Treasury Snyder Rini and the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources John Maneniaru. Minister Rini and Minister Maneniaru were sworn in for their new ministerial portfolios by the Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui at the Government House on…

Hou ends constituency tour

Small Malaita Member of Parliament (MP) has successfully completed his constituency tour last month. A statement by the Small Malaita Constituency Office, said Rick Hou visited the constituency from 8 – 20 September 2017. “This is his 4th visit to the constituency in 2017”, the statement said. The SMC Office said that on this visit…

PM gets praise from Miss Pacific

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he was humbled by the high praise received from the reigning 2017 Miss Pacific Islands, Anne Christine Dunn this week. The Miss Pacific Islands was responding to comments made by the Prime Minister during a courtesy visit made to the Prime Minister this week by the 2017 Miss Solomon Islands…

BINA HARBOUR COMMUNIQUE SIGNED

The Government and the resources owners of Bina/ Talifilu land had signed a historic communique on Friday last week. The signing of the Bina/ Talifu Honiara Communique was a result of three months of solid dialogue, discussions and consultations which started on the 28th of July at the project site in Bina. From that first…