GOV’T WARNED ON BINA

THE Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource (MFMR) has been warned at the way it handles the proposed Bina Harbour Fisheries Project in Malaita. Bina Harbour Fisheries is one of the national projects earmarked for Malaita more than a decade ago, but is yet to get off the ground. Fisheries officials appeared before the Public…

Election work on track

PREPARATION work towards the 2019 national general election is now on track. That’s according to the Solomon islands electoral commission chief electoral officer Mose Saitala. He revealed this while speaking at the launching of the voter registration update on Monday. “Preparation is well on track especially towards the election day which will be on the…

AG RESIGNS

…amidst political statement in social media By ANDREW FANASIA THE Attorney General James Apaniai has already submitted his resignation to the Judicial and Legal services Commission by letter. Dated 31st July 2018, his three months resignation period will lapse on the 31st of October 2018. Prime Minister Rick Hou announced it on the floor of…

MP DENIES FINGER SIGN

MINISTER for culture and tourism and member of parliament (MP) for Ngella constituency says he does not know about claims that he intentionally shows his middle finger in parliament to insult someone. Mr. Bartholomew Parapolo made the clarification following questions by members of the public after his picture appeared on the television and via the…

Auga praised for fixing road

COMMUNITIES in ward six (6) in Lau/Mbaelelea constituency of north Malaita have praised their member of parliament (MP) Augustine Auga for facilitating road maintenance since last week. The maintenance work featured grading and re-graveling of roads in wards 6 and 10. Both of the roads totaling 10 kilometres are in a bad state. Speaking to…

Nine locals to study in Korea

NINE local students will be leaving the country for study in various fields in Korea under an arrangement with the Korean International Cooperation Agency office (KOICA) this year. The students will study for their Masters Degree in the next two years. Out of the nine students, one is a female. This fellowship program is part…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Jailed for unruly behaviour, damaging properties* Double murder trial defers to today* Closing sub next on Sikua’s case Jailed for unruly behaviour, damaging properties A Honiara Magistrate has told a man who damaged the houses of two women at night while drunk with kwaso and then swore at them and the police that his…

Book launch: Solomon Islanders in World War II

The Australian High Commission is delighted to partner with Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and Solomon Islands Coastwatchers Trust to present Annie Kwai’s book launch ‘Solomon Islanders in World War II: An Indigenous Perspective.’ The book will be officially launched this evening. Ms. Kwai was awarded an Australian Awards Scholarship to undertake her doctorate at…