Sikua on Giant African snail control

Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Dr Derek Sikua has cautioned parliament over the increasing population of Giant African Snail along the Guadalcanal plains. Speaking in parliament on Monday the Leader of the Independent Group warned the house that government must seriously do something to contain the rapid spread of this unwanted pests,…

Electronic passports set to be used here

FOUR senior Immigration Division officials have successfully completed a four-day training programme on electronic passports and border control and management systems in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week as the Government moves to introduce e-Passports later this year. A statement from the Immigration Division says the four-day training was delivered from 10th to 13th May 2016…

Opposition Leader congratulates new Taiwanese president

LEADER of Opposition Honorable Jeremiah Manele has congratulated the Republic of China’s new President Her Excellency Dr Ing-Wen Tsai and Vice President His Excellency Dr Chien-Jen Chen on their election victories. Mr Manele conveyed his congratulations when contributing to the congratulatory motion moved by the Prime Minister in Parliament on Tuesday. In his supporting statement,…

SIPA Reforms visible, MID Minister tells Parliament

The Minister of Infrastructure Development, Jimmy Lusibaea has told Parliament reforms being carried out by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority are visible. He made the remark yesterday in response to a question by the Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga, Matthew Wale who asked for an outline of the reforms being carried out by the Ports…

RSIPF to honour first Police Commissioner

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be conducting a short memorial service in honour of its first RSIPF Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, the late John Holloway who died on Tuesday 17 May at his home in Gold Coast Australia. The late John Holloway was appointed as the first RSIPF Police Commissioner in…

Rini clarifies govt’s cash-flow situation

FINANCE minister Snyder Rini says the government’s current cash-flow and fiscal performances are within the requirements maintained by the ministry. He revealed this in Parliament when asked by the Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele to inform the house about the “current actual cash-flow for the first quarter forecasted cash-flow and the actual revenue collected for the…

MPs urged to comply

In the last few months, the Political Parties Commission has noted various movements of Members of Parliament between political parties. The PPC is reminding political parties and Members of Parliament that are obliged to comply with the Political Parties Act 2014. MP’s wishing to join a party, change parties or resign from a party must…

Bail ruling reserved for next week

The court has reserved its ruling on the bail applications made for the six people accused of the involving in a clash with another party at the Water Front night club in East Honiara. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo after the hearing yesterday adjourned the matter to Monday next week for the ruling. The bail…

Man who raped wife faces sentence

The High Court will this afternoon sentence a man who raped his wife in 2013. The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of his wife, earlier denied the charge and the matter went before Justice Francis Mwanesalua for trial early this month. He however changed his pleas after his wife was in…