FINAL ATTEMPT

If land issues persist, Bina project will be struck off By AATAI JOHN LAUNGITHE Government has warned the Bina Harbour project in Malaita province will be left out for good if the ongoing land dispute is not resolved by this year. Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources John Maneniaru revealed this in Parliament last week.…

Three RSIPF members received certificates as qualified armourers

Three officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) working in the National Respond Department (NRD) have received their certificates as qualified armourers from the Commissioner of Police, Matthew Varley on Thursday at the Rove Police Headquarters. The three officers on 28 February 2018 completed written, oral and practical examination undertaken to assess competency…

Girl dies from Snake bite

A young girl in her 20s lost her life after she was bitten by a poisonous snake while tending to her garden.    The incident happened early this week in an inland village in Baegu Asifola, Malaita province. Both the deceased and her younger sister were out gardening when the incident occurred. According to information reaching…

We’ll deliver

Australia pledges commitment to undersea internet cable By AATAI J. LAUNGI AUSTRALIA on Tuesday reinforced its commitment to deliver an undersea internet cable for Solomon Islands via the coral seas. Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government Penny Williams has been dispatched here this week to relay the message. “The Australian…

MACFest secures venue

Venues for hosting the 6th Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) in Honiara in July this year have been secured. The MACFest National Organising Committee (NOC) has been holding talks and arrangements with the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) in recent weeks to provide accommodation and other facilities to host the festival. The Melanesian Festival…

Men acquitted of armed robbery

Four men accused of involving in an armed robbery at Panatina last October have been acquitted on Monday. Frank Firimolea, Eddie Funubana, Eric Nathaniel Junior and Silas Kwaota were acquitted due to insufficient evidence against them. William Kadi of Public Solicitor’s Office who represents two of the accused had earlier made a proposal to the…

$3.7 BILLION BUDGET

A total of more than $3.7 billion of the 2018 Appropriation Bill was passed on the floor of parliament on Monday. This was made possible after a lengthy consultation at the committee of supply, since Thursday last week that finally ended yesterday afternoon. The Bill went for its third reading at the committee of supply…