WORRY OVER WITHDRAWAL

PAC expresses ‘worry’ as AusAid withdraws from NTF soon   THE Australian High Commission Head of Mission Sally-Anne Vincent has announced the imminent withdrawal of their financial support to the National Transport Fund (NTF). The announcement was made when the Australian High Commission team appeared before the Public Accounts Commission (PAC) on the 2021 Appropriation…

‘Out of Constituency Voting’ trial deferred 

Voting outside your constituency is one of the goals that the Electoral Commission is determined to achieve.  However, this may not be possible said, the Chairman of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Patteson Oti in a statement, Monday. He said, based on the successful implementation of the pre-poll legal provision in the 2019 national general…

Vaccine roll-out set

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has announced the first roll-out of the vaccine will start immediately tomorrow after the launching of the vaccine program at the Central Field Hospital. Speaking in his weekly nationwide address on Monday, PM Soavare said the vaccination will commence straight after the official launch of the vaccinate program tomorrow. PM said…

In court with Assumpta

* Fake scholarship case, Tuesday* Man who sets fire to house jailed Fake scholarship case, Tuesday   MITIGATION and sentencing submissions on the case of the man who obtained $2,000 from a woman for a scholarship award last year will be made in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on Tuesda y. John Folia had pleaded guilty to one count…

Ngati, Abae trial, March 30

The trial on the case of the two Honiara City Councilors accused of intimidating Honiara City Clerk (HCC) Rence Sore at the council’s headquarters last June will commence on March 30. Vavaya Ward Councilor Billy Abae and Vura Ward Councillor Reginald Ngati are facing one count each of intimidation. The trial was listed to start on…

No records of a motion of no confidence in West

SPEAKER of the Western Provincial Assembly Adrian Gina says his office did not receive any Motion of No Confidence notice against the current provincial government of Western Province. Mr. Gina made this statement following talks that a motion of no confidence will be tabled against Premier Gina-led government in the next assembly meeting scheduled for…

More One Link properties recovered 

  THE case of the director of the pyramid scheme One Link Pacifica, Gerrad Tauohu had been adjourned to April 5. This is to allow the prosecution to get statements from the owners of the properties that were recovered from Charles Dora, the court heard Monday. Dora is also a director of One Link. Public…

Why G5 moves motion

The non-executive group with the Guadalcanal Provincial Government says they are tabling a motion against the Premier of Guadalcanal Province Francis Sade for a number of reasons. In a statement on Sunday, the group stated one of the reasons is the premier has brought the Office of the Premier into disrepute by engaging in an illegal…

Bonding through culture

  On Saturday, March 13th Vonunu National Secondary School on South Vella La Vella, Western Province hosted its annual cultural night and as is common the crowd favorites are always the Choiseul cultural group. Well known for going the extra mile to dress as traditionally as possible, female members of the Choiseul group are often…