Bank teller’s larceny trial ends

THE TRIAL of the case of a former Bank of South Pacific (BSP) officer accused of stealing more than $73,000 from the bank in 2014 completed, Thursday. Closing submissions on the case will be made in court on October 2 before Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota. Alice Gila Chachabule Lalase of Isabel has stood trial for…

Strike looms

Council workers issue 28 days strike threat Honiara City Council (HCC) direct employees who are members of the Workers Union Solomon Islands (WUSI) have issued a 28 days strike notice to the administration of the city council yesterday. The 28 days strike notice which became effective as of yesterday was issued after WUSI held a…

PM congratulates Australia’s Turnbull

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Mother condemns shocking discoveries

A Honiara woman has condemned recent discoveries of dead infants or foetus in various locations within the capital over the past weeks that were reported by this paper earlier. Janet Lomuha, a Naha resident told this paper that such discoveries is evident that there is still a number of sick societies existing in our country…

Missing fishermen returns home

TWO fishermen from Taro Island, in Choiseul province who went missing last month have reunited with their families after returning safely to their families on Wednesday after spending weeks in Bougainville. The two men went missing after they failed to return home from a fishing trip in mid August. Police in Taro reported the missing…

Big plans ahead for GPPOL

Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) is proposing to expand the existing plantation with an addition of 35,000-40,000 hectares. This means the oil palm plantations is expecting to expand as far as Aola in East Central Guadalcanal. This was highlighted by Arial Manager of GPPOL Craig Gibsone during a visit by new the Minister of…

Minister’s trip to Renbel questioned

RENBEL premier has questioned the visit to his province by the Minister for Forestry Bartholomew Parapolo without the courtesy to call on him. Premier Collin Singamoana had questioned the visit made to his province Monday this   week by the minister and his Permanent Secretary and ministry officials. Premier Singamoana said as head of the provincial…

New funding for REP here

WORLD Bank has approved an additional funding of USD$1.5 million (SBD$$12 million) that will ensure the Rapid Employment Project (REP) continues for another year until December 2016. The additional assistance is made up of US$0.5 million from the World Bank’s International Development Association, and US$1 million from the Crisis Response Window – the World Bank’s…

Renbel kicks APID out

Cancels provincial business licence RENBEL Province has cancelled Asia Pacific Investment Development Ltd’s (APID’s) Provincial Business Licence, effectively pulling the plug on any hopes by the company to develop the province’s rich bauxite deposit on West Rennell. Premier Colin Tesua confirmed yesterday the Renbel Provincial Executive Council took the unilateral action on Wednesday last week…