SINU DEFENDS ACTION

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has defended its position for not renewing contracts of academic and non-academic staff, saying they were part of the problem previous SINU Management could not shake it off. An estimated 281 staff, including security and cleaners have been left in the dark about their future and are seeking legal…

WHO IS RIGHT?

AG, Premier Suidani locked horns over Sifoni’s sacking   THE Attorney General (AG), John Muria Junior said the termination of the Malaita Deputy Premier Randal Sifoni is illegal, according to the Provincial Government Act. Mr Muria stated this in response to a letter from the Malaita Province Legal Officer, Bradley Dalipanda when seeking legal opinion…

$200K TO 39 DCGA MPs’

Is the PRC deceived on development funding?   THE Government may have deceived the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on its latest request for extra funding, according to documents released by the Opposition Leader’s Office yesterday. These documents include a Minute signed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last Wednesday (25th August 2021). Titled, Additional PRC…

GOVT BOWS TO MALAITA MISLEADING

The front page headline by Island Sun newspaper ‘GOVT BOWS TO MALAITA’ is outright misleading and way off the mark. Special Secretary to Prime Minister Albert Kabui urged media outlets to report facts and not creating agenda plucked out of thin air. Kabui reiterated that issues in the petition by Honiara based Malaitans is now…

PROPOSED MPs’ ENTITLEMENT

Massive increases in MPs’ salaries and allowances being proposed   THE Government has proposed massive increases in Members of Parliament (MPs) salaries, terminal grants and clothing allowances, amongst others in a move which could ignite fresh debate over the nation’s ability to pay. The Solomon Star has obtained a draft of the proposed changes, which…

WALE CALLS FOR POSTPONEMENT OF LOCK-DOWN

Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale calls on the Prime Minister to order the postponement of the proposed lock- down commencing Sunday 29th August saying, the public notice forewarning the public that persons acting in breach will be arrested, prosecuted and fined may be unconstitutional. The Leader of Opposition made the call following views expressed…

In Court with Assumpta

Island Nightclub alleged murder case back in Court THE woman accused of the death of her partner at the Island Nightclub in Henderson area, East of Honiara in last February will return to court today. The matter of Janet Savugi, 33, who is facing one count of murder was listed in the High Court today…

Japan granted SBD$29 million to SI

THE Japanese Government has granted an aid of four hundred million Japanese Yen (Y$400,000,000) equivalent to around SBD $29 million to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET). The grant aid came under the Japanese Economic and Social Development Programme which is an ongoing assistance by Japan in the area of infrastructure development.…