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…

Deal for tourism institute support

The Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has on Wednesday signed a milestone memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) which will pave the way for a $747,807.02 assistance to the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality at the SINU School of Business and Management. This assistance is part of…

Betel-nut vendor sent to prison

A woman has been sent on Wednesday to serve 30 days in prison after she failed to pay up her fines, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Bridgette Ngalena was arrested on 20 April, 2015 for selling betel nut, fruit leaf and cigarettes at various spots in Honiara. She pleaded guilty to the two counts of…

Two face sentence over cash robbery

ONE of the men who robbed more than $130,000 from another man at the King George Bus stop in East Honiara will be sentenced on August 7. Adam Talu pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in relation to the incident on 17 September, 2014. His co-accused, a taxi driver, Francis Gugumae who had also…

Murder case judgement deferred

Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer has deferred judgement for a man accused of murdering a man in Makira. The judgment was listed for Wednesday but was re-listed for August 4 at 1.30pm. Patrick Sovesuia, 24, was accused stabbing a man with a screw driver on the night of 3 December 2012 at Terea Settlement in…