Island Link hits back

…Plans to sue TSI THE Director Operation of the Island Link Shipping Services (ILSS) says they are pursuing legal action to sue Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) following claims that ILSS is a ghost company. Clive Runimetu said this in an interview yesterday after reports issued by TSI and publicized in this Paper on Friday last…

Surgical Doctors to visit Gizo

A TEAM of medical Doctors from Australia will be touring Gizo hospital on a surgical trip from the 24th of this month to the 30th. They are members of the Doctors Assisting In Solomon Islands (DAISI). Reports reaching the Solomon Star said, the visit will be for general and colorectal surgery and dental or maxillofacial…

Three accused told to get lawyers

Two men and a woman accused of breaking into a shop’s storage container, stealing soft drinks worth more than $200, 000 are still without lawyers. Charles Sanga and David Kereka yesterday told the court they have made requests to the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) but no one visited them as of yet. The third accused,…

Be Happy Ministry on the move

THE founder of the famous Be Happy Ministry Mambo Fangaria in Honiara says he will continue to dress the sick as part of his ministry. Last week he started by distributing clothes to the sick currently admitted at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara. The new initiative is part of his ongoing work to…

Closed casino boss pleaded not guilty

The managing director of the closed down mini casino Cyber King has on Monday denied the allegations against him. Ting Kwong Hing entered not guilty pleas to the charges of unlawful commercial gaming and unlawful possession of instruments for gaming. His was charged under section 10 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act. The new mini…

MPs join parliamentary workshop in London

Two Members of the National Parliament have successfully participated in a workshop hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association United Kingdom (CPA UK), in London. The programme aimed to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of parliamentarians and parliamentary officials in the financial scrutiny and oversight of aid by both aid donors and recipient countries in order…

PIDF starts today

THE Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit is set to start today in Honiara, with a grand opening ceremony at the Lawson Tama Stadium, at 7am.  “Stewardship for Healthy Oceans & Nations” is the theme of the Leaders Summit. It will run starting today till tomorrow, at the Mendana Hotel According to the chair…

Plan to oust Temotu premier looms

The future of the current Temotu provincial premier Nelson Menale is uncertain following claims his leadership style no longer serves the interests of the province. His deputy Stanley Tehiahua has confirmed yesterday that his executive members plan to consult Menale to resign from the post as premier. Deputy Premier Tehiahua said if he refuses to…

Under-performed USP students to be recalled

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus, who have failed more than half of their courses for the first semester, will return home. This was revealed to this paper by an executive member of the Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) in Suva, Fiji. Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsored…

PM briefs Bainimarama on summit event

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Fiji counterpart, Prime Minister rank Bainimarama were yesterday briefed on the programme for the 4th summit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) which is set to begin in Honiara today. The 4th summit to be convened under the theme of ‘Stewardship for Health Oceans and Healthy Nations’ is…