Beche-de-mer case back in court

THE case of Dr Reginald Aipia who is facing a beche-de-mer related charge will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court today. The matter was on the court list yesterday but Public Prosecutor Hauirae Maito’o told the court according to their understanding the matter was listed for today. He said the matter was taken carriage by…

‘We can bark but don’t have teeth’

The acting Auditor General (AG) Robert Cohen says that his office can expose a lot of things that seriously needs disciplinary actions, but unfortunately they are not prosecutors to further deals with the matters in court. “We can bark but no teeth to bite,” Cohen stated. Speaking in the parliament during the induction program for…

Businessman guilty on assault charge

A well-known business man was charged at the Magistrates court of Honiara last Friday after assaulting a 26 year old male at the XJ6 area December last year. The incident was related to the National General Election on 19th November 2014. Jennings Movobule, paid a fine of $500 to the state after he was found…

Womens Ministry launches new webpage

The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs has launched its new official website yesterday. Speaking during the launching ceremony, Minister of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Jimson Fiau Tanaganda said, having an official website is one way of addressing the issues which his Ministry face today. He said, now that his Ministry…

Peaceful rally to be staged today

A peaceful rally to demonstrate Solomon Islands support for West Papua is planned to take place in Honiara City today. An urgent call for action has been made to the general public on Wednesday to demonstrate Solomon Islands support for West Papua’s membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) through the United Liberation Movement for…

PM: Induction motto links to govt’s mission statement

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the connection between the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government’s vision and mission’s statements and the theme for the Members of Parliament (MP) induction program -‘To Lead is to Serve-United Action for a better Solomon Islands.’ He highlighted this in his speech during the opening of the parliament…

Papa Cidy visits Mercy Christian School

The students of Mercy School in Burnscreek, East Honiara were treated to a visit by international music sensation, Papa Cidy on Tuesday morning. He arrived unannounced and the students and teachers were all excited about his presence. Papa Cidy went on to mingle with the teachers and was very eager to visit each and every…

SINU launches students’ hand book

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has launched its first ever students’ handbook on Wednesday. The launching took place at the SINU Kukum campus’s lecture theater. The hand-book was supposed to be launched in early January. However due to late printing they’ve done it yesterday. Speaking during the ceremony Campus Life Manager Selison Faisi Jnr…

Family violence program launched by police

The National Community Policing Unit of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has launched a nationwide Family Violence program with delivery of family violence training to the RSIPF officers and other stakeholders. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, the Family Violence program started towards the end of April 2015 and the Family…

UXO have economic and social impacts, says Rabuka

The Unexploded Ordinance (UXO) has posed an economic and social impact to the lives of people in the Solomon Islands. A representative from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) highlighted this during the launching of the WW2 photographic exhibition at the National Art Gallery on Wednesday. Sakiusa Rabuka said, this has caused the slow progress…