Teacher reconciles with student

THE incident involving a teacher and his student at Kukum SDA primary school last week has now been resolved yesterday following a reconciliation ceremony at the school. Early this week, the weekend Sunday paper reported that a teacher allegedly bashed up the young student and later locked him for an hour. The issue has raised…

Tohuika accused of bribery

A withdrawn member of the West Rennell Resource Owners Association (WRROA) executive has allegedly accused Chairman Jonathan Tohuika receiving bribery from another interested investor. To pursuing his own interest using WRROA into his agenda, making claims to represent the customary landowners of West Rennell. Former secretary, William Tino said Mr. Tohuika has gone beyond extend…

Union reiterates deportation call

The Workers Union of Solomon Islands, WUSI, has reiterated its call on the Government to immediately deport the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), describing him as a security risk to the Ports Authority and Solomon Islands. In a press statement on Thursday WUSI General Secretary Tony Kagovai said, Mr…

African snails sighted in Auki

African Giant snails have been sighted Thursday, by market security personnel at the Auki market. Chief security Ben Maenakefo told the paper in Auki yesterday they saw the live snails crawling along the walkway at the market. “This is the first ever case where we discover the snails here at the market.” Mr Maenakefo believes…

Roadside car wash concern

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will deal with roadside car wash business in parts of the city. This follows concern by a number of drivers and the traveling public. There were concerns and complains raised that this car washing business is on the rise which also disturbed the flow of traffic, disturbs the side of the…

New intern’l wharf progresses

THE expansion project on the new international ports wharf is making steady progress and is expected complete within a year from now. Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Yeo revealed this on Wednesday in a press conference with the local media. Mr Yeo said work on the new wharf is progressing…

Concern over SIPA exit gate

“While the Honiara community appreciate the ongoing SIPA reform, it is foolish to see the exit gate closed at night,” a taxi driver who wants to remain anonymous raised his concern. He said, normally traffic was busy at nights especially when ships go down to Western province as such the exit gate should had remained…

More jobs

Ports to recruit 80 new workers SOLOMON Island Ports Authority (SIPA) is recruiting 80 new employees as part of the organisation’s second phase reform program. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Yeo, revealed this during a press conference held at his office, Wednesday afternoon. Mr Yeo said, majority of new these 80 employees will be female.…

Opposition demands clarification on $3.7m payout

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Prime Minister and his Cabinet to tell the truth to the public regarding the $3.7 million compensation payout. In a statement on Wednesday, the Parliamentary Opposition Group says revelation that the Finance Ministry has already paid $3,732,828 to Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL) is “shocking especially to taxpayers…

Premier applauds Fiu resource owners

MALAITA Province premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has praised Fiu resource owners saying they set an example to other Malaita resource owners. Mr Ramohia said Malaitans always talked about development, but never organise themselves to pave way for development. “What Fiu Resource Owners are doing which allows for a smooth coordination of planning the Fiu Hydro…