SINU boss dismisses alleged malpractice

MEMBERS of the public are urged to report names of students and staff who may be suspected of collaboration to secure space at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) through nepotism or bribery. SINU’s Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Basil Marasinghe stated this in reply to complaints that alleged SINU’s intake this year was unfair for…

Murray’s trial starts next week

TRIAL on the alleged million dollar fraud case against the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray and his wife Rose will commence next week in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The matter was brought to the court on Wednesday for the last interim mention and was then adjourned for the…

GOV’T TOLD TO ACT ON REPORT

Laore reminds leaders of obligation By EDDIE OSIFELO ONE of the surviving members of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is calling on the government to implement the recommendations of their report through political will. This came after successive governments had failed to implement the Commission’s recommendations to date after they presented its…

Parl meet date set

PRIME Minister Hon. Rick Houenipwela has scheduled the date for the next Parliament sitting to Wednesday 28th February, 2018. The date was announced following the issue a letter of notification of commencement of Parliament by the Prime Minister to His Excellency the Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui GCMG CSI OBE, on Monday 12th February…

VEHICLE SHORTAGE

Police only have 100 vehicles, says police chief By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   Police Commissioner Matthew Varley says the police force does not have many vehicles as people think. He was responding a questioned raised by a journalist at his weekly conference last week in relation to complaints made by the public in relation to the…

Aligegeo unveils new outfit

STUDENTS attending Aligegeo provincial secondary school this year will no longer use the famous yellow and blue uniform as the school now introduces a new pupils’ uniform. The school’s introduction of the new uniform also coincides with the introduction of new school badge and school motto. Aligegeo deputy principal Andy Tosasai confirmed this new development…

Stolen iphone returned

A FEMALE expat working for an international NGO here has expressed her joy at the return of her stolen iPhone last week. The woman has had her Phone snatched from her hand at the Borderline bus stop last month. “Thank you very much for the honesty shown by the one who returned it,” the woman,…