Huge turnout at West Papua rally

HUNDREDS of West Papua advocators in Solomon Islands and the region have gathered at the SMI compound in West Honiara to show their support for West Papua as a bid for full membership is mounting at the Melanesian Spearhead group meeting this week. Organised by the Solomon Islands Solidarity Movement for Free West Papua and…

See you in court, Dr Sikua tells PM

The Leader of Parliamentary Independent Group Dr. Derek Sikua has welcomed the proposed legal action by Prime Minister Sogavare on the allegation that he (PM) was involved in the events leading up to the 5th June 2000 coup. The independent group recently issued a statement posing questions that urged the Prime Minister to tell the…

Praise for Vaka Pasifiki Education conference

PARTICIPANTS at the recent Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference, held at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) last week have expressed their joy following their experience. Its the first for many Solomon Islanders to attend such an event attended by top international academics event In an appreciative message, Andrew Misitom said, I salute everyone who helped to…

Allowance delay frustrates students

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva are calling for the release of their second semester allowance. A number of students speaking to this paper via facebook said many of them are being affected by the delay. One student said, the issue of allowance delay has…

King Star granted approval

King Star now has a legal shipping license to operate shipping services to Malaita Province. The passenger vessel was given the green light last week to operate to and from Malaita after the Malaita provincial government granted its shipping license application. This was confirmed by the Malaita provincial government finance minister Joe Heroau. Mr. Heroau…

P.S Shipping hits back

THE manager and owner of the P.S shipping Service, Hon. Patrick Sarus says that the information release in the media that his company is a ghost is not true. This was after the country was shocked by revelations issued by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) that the Government has allocated $14.8million to eight recipients of the…

Atoifi police reopens

Atoifi Police station in East Kwaio Malaita has reopened after a land owner threatens to close the police post at the end of last month. Auki police has confirmed that two of its officers are currently serving at Atofi police post after the land owners, the hospital management and school of nursing requested the reopening…

Seabed mine warning

REGIONAL leaders have been cautioned that non renewable resources like mineral deposits inside our ocean needs to be addressed now given the growing demand for underwater mining. This was raised by local Hawaiian-based academic Dr. Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, during the Toktok session of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders Summit on Tuesday. The two…