Kicked out students cleared

Five local students who were kicked out from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Waigani campus accommodation by the university administration have now been cleared from Students Discipline Council charges. This was confirmed to this paper in an exclusive interview with a local lawyer working in Papua New Guinea who assisted the five students…

Court to hear Tovosia, Veke’s case

The court has on Wednesday confirmed which magistrate will hear the trial of the Member of Member (MP) of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke. Magistrate Augustine Aulanga will be hearing the trial that is yet to be fixed a date. The court on the last occasion has adjourned the…

Chamber: why withdraw SIPA?

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) says it is disappointed at Solomon Islands Port Authority’s (SIPA) decision to leave the Chamber. SIPA withdrew its membership last week in the wake of the controversy surrounding its reforms. A number of Chamber members have sharply criticised SIPA’s new tariff rates, describing them as excessive. SICCI…

Veke announces executive line-up

NEWLY elected Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke has announced his new executive. The announcement of the new line-up was made after consultations which resulted in the allocation of portfolios. Mr Veke says his new government will focus and implement reforms that will improve effectiveness and the efficiency of administration and service delivery to people of the…

Heavy rain threatens tailings facility

Gold dam scare THE controlled de-watering of Gold Ridge tailings dam in central Guadalcanal is reportedly gone out of control due to heavy rain in the area. Downstream villagers have lodged complaints to health authorities in the past week about the safety of the water that was released into their streams. This had prompted teams…

Container trucks and safety

COMPANIES that are involved in transporting containers on our public roads have ensured they abide by the safety rule. This is despite the risk these vehicles posed to the public and the traffic. Most companies said, they ensure that containers don’t fall off from the back of the trailer while on the road is their…

Rav4 dumped into river

A Rav4 vehicle was pushed down the steep banks of Lungga River on Tuesday and disappeared into the flooded water, much to the amazement of the public. The incident occurred at around 11am. The vehicle owner was understood to be under the influence of alcohol at that time. Eye-witnesses told the Solomon Star, the man…

Malaita projects in limbo

Investors, development partners show lack of interest MOST of the proposed national projects earmarked by the government for Malaita province may soon be canceled due to lack of interest by investors. This was revealed by the Provincial Minister for Development Planning of Malaita Provincial Government Glen Waneta. He was speaking to a small group of…