Farewell to a radio legend

Remembering the famous Luke Susuta By LENI DALAVERANews Editor, SIBC   FAMILY members, friends, former colleagues and prominent members of the media community were among hundreds of people who turned out at the All Saints Church in Honiara on Wednesday 7th March 2018, to say their final farewell to pioneer radio legend Luke Susuta. Susuta,…

DPP FIRES BACK

I’m still in control of office, says Talasasa By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN    THE Director of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa says there is a control mechanism within the management of cases in his office. Mr Talasasa was responding to remarks made by Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi, who criticised him over “sloppy prosecution work” that delayed…

Fiji hits back at Sogavare

FIJI has hit back at the deputy prime minister Manasseh Sogavare over criticism about the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Speaking in parliament Monday, Mr Sogavare said Fiji should apologise for bringing Indonesia into the MSG. He said Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama breached MSG procedure by forcing the other four full members to accept Indonesia…

New health deal with Australia

AUSTRALIA and Solomon Islands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Pacific Pharmaceutical Laboratory Testing Pilot Program. This pilot program will give Solomon Islands access to Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) laboratories for medicine quality testing. Testing will focus initially on a selection of routine antibiotics and medicines commonly used in Solomon Islands…

TRIO RESCUED

…after surviving a 26-day sea ordeal By CHARLES KADAMANA AN ELEVEN (11) year old boy with his father and grandfather survived 26 days drifting out in the open ocean after their boat developed a mechanical problem early last month. They were rescued about 750 nautical miles away from Honiara and 400 nautical miles from Fiji…

PM explains sour relationship in MSG

Prime Minister (PM) Rick Houenipwela had explained the sour relationship with member countries of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) revealing six issues that gave rise to the ill relationship. Houenipwela was responding to question asked by Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga Matthew Wale. Mr Wale asked the PM that in his recent trip to…