Youth day postponed

THE proposed plan to mark the international youths day this Friday is now being postponed for the end of this months in Auki Malaita province. This was confirmed by the youths desk officer from the Malaita Provincial Government. The officer said, lack of finance has forced them to call off the celebration until the end…

Reforms highlighted at forum

Reforms in the electoral system and our constitution was recently highlighted during the People’s Forum held last week in Honiara. Organised by the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) the forum provided opportunity for the wise and educated citizens of this country to point out problems that captivate their endless fight against corruption. Participants attending the…

Community offers land for growth centre

A dominant tribal group in North Star Harbour, Makira province, has welcomed with open arms the Democratic for Change Coalition (DCC) Government’s outlined policy to invigorate development in rural areas with the establishment of economic growth centres right down in the rural areas of each province. Recently during a Government Communications Unit officer’s tour of…

MPs urged to settle fees

MEMBERS of Parliament (MP) who have an agreement with the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been urged to pay up tuition for students funded by the constituency before the deal expires. SINU Finance Director Walter Maesugea highlighted this on Monday when the North Guadalcanal Constituency MP Samson Maneka paid outstanding tuition for students from…

Man guilty of charges

The man charged with Police Minister Peter Shanel in relation to an assault charge has yesterday pleaded guilty to the allegation against him. Steven Wako has entered a guilty plea to the charge of assault causing actual bodily harm before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo. Sentencing submissions and mitigation on his case will be…

Bad smell affects school

FOUL smell from a leaking sewage pipe has forced Tuvaruhu community high school in Central Honiara to temporary suspend classes as of Monday. School principal Hilda Takarobo said, the situation started last week. “A sewage pipe that serve the whole community broke last week just outside the school area and sewage waste have flooded into…

Lawyers reminded

Lawyers must be reminded that their foremost duty is to the court, their clients and the public, says a Honiara Magistrate. Principal Magistrate Fatima has vented her frustration after the lawyer of a man facing a rape case failed to appear in court on Monday. She said, the only thing stopping this case to move…