USP graduation, Friday

THE University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus in Honiara will have its graduation on Friday. The event will be held at the Maranatha Hall in East Honiara. A total of 153 students are expected to receive their certificates during the graduation ceremony today. Acting director for USP SI campus Dr Patricia Rodie…

Move to salvage MOI ship

Wong: we will travel to Fiji to bring the vessel over IT’S now confirmed that the ship that run aground in Fiji on its way to Solomon Islands from Tonga was the vessel purchased for Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) Constituency. Managing Director of Oceanic Marine Albert Wong, who facilitated the purchase, confirmed this to the…

Landowners fight after court ruling

TWO landowning groups took on each other on the streets of Auki, Malaita, Tuesday afternoon after the Customary Land Appeals Court (CLAC) delivered its ruling on a land dispute case. They attacked and assaulted each other, sending shock waves through the township and forcing business houses to close as early as 3pm. The two groups…

Quake, but no tsunami threat

THERE was no immediate tsunami threat to the Solomon Islands following an undersea tremor on Monday afternoon. The underwater earthquake occurred around 12pm,  near latitude 10.8 degrees South and Longitude 166.2 degrees East, at approximately 10 kilometers Southeast of Santa Cruz Island in the Temotu Province. It was measured at a magnitude 4.5 on the…

MMF hits back

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has hit back at Grassroots Association of Solomon Islands (GASI) after it defended its director, Johnny Sy. MMF last week called on the government to remove Sy from Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board after it allegedly used his influence to import Pacific rice from overseas. However, Grassroots Association of Solomon…

Tovosia, Veke speak out after discharge

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia has expressed gratitude saying he can now work freely to serve his people. Tovosia made the statement on Monday after the court acquitted him and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke of all the charges they have been facing. Tovosia thanked his legal representative and everyone who supported…

MMF hits back

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has hit back at Grassroots Association of Solomon Islands (GASI) after it defended its director, Johnny Sy. MMF last week called on the government to remove Sy from Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board after it allegedly used his influence to import Pacific rice from overseas. However, Grassroots Association of Solomon…

PNG High Commissioner welcomes new Chief Magistrate

The PNG High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, H.E. Mr. Fred Yakasa officially welcomed John Numapo as the new Chief Magistrate of Solomon Islands at a welcome reception hosted by the High Commissioner at their new Chancery Office in Honiara on Thursday. The reception was attended by Mr Numapo, Permanent Secretary for Justice,Mr.Freddy Mesa,the Deputy Chief…

Grassroots group defends call to remove Sy

The Grassroots Association of Solomon Islands says the call by MMF President Charles Dausabea to remove Director Johnny Sy from the SIPA Board has no grounds. “There absolutely are no grounds at all,” Association President Henry Maniasi said in an interview on Sunday. Mr Maniasi was responding to a call by Mr Dausabea for the…