Mandarin class to open at SINU

THE Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassy in Honiara, in association with Solomon Islands National University (SINU), will launch a Chinese Mandarin class designed for the public here to catch up with the international trend of “Chinese language learning rush.” The embassy has introduced Chinese Mandarin at SINU as the first foreign language program in its…

12 students to study in Taiwan

12 local students from around the country will be flying to Taiwan to undergoing further studies after receiving their scholarship awards and tickets yesterday (Thursday). They will be studying Mandarin Language at the Fugen Catholic University for one year before going for major courses at various universities there. The recipients will take off 25th this…

Peace-bell handed to gov’t

A NEW “peace-bell tower” installed outside Honiara International Airport will remind the nation of the Second World War, which was fought here from 1942 to 1945. That was according to Communication and Aviation minister Commins Mewa. He was speaking at the official handing over of the peace-bell on Friday, which was donated by the Japan-Solomon…

Maelanga wants parliament meet

LEADER of Independent Group Manasseh Maelanga has supported the Parliamentary Opposition Group’s call for Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to convene Parliament meeting. He said it is becoming a public knowledge that the controversial issues that have been raised are been set aside and it is only proper to discuss in the Parliament. The Opposition said…

Man denies bribery claim

A MAN accused to bribing a court official to alter court records has hit out at the claim on Thursday. And Jefter Tuhangenga, a west Rennell man, said he welcomed any police investigation into the claim. Magistrate Court official Jimmy Hanahunu on Wednesday alleged Mr Tuhangenga offered him $2,000 to alter court records. This was…

Laws clash

APID seeks to remove 11 firms ASIA Pacific Investment Development (APID) mining company is now spreading its tentacles in Rennell under mining and is seeking legal order to remove 11 logging and timber companies from lands it is claiming on Rennell. In what looks like the twist of Solomon Islands Forestry Act, Minerals & Mining…

FSII vows to address issues

The Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) plans to consult Cabinet to address some of its controversial decisions. This follows a resolutions derived in their public forum held yesterday in Honiara. At the forum those who attended the event have condemned many of these decisions related to public funds. Representatives from NGOs, Prime Ministers Office, Parliamentary…

MPs tax-free case, Friday

THE legal suit challenging the tax-free pay awarded to MPs in April this year will go before the court today, for its second preliminary hearing. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer will hear the preliminary issues of the case this morning. The matter first went before the court on 5 June, where preliminary matters were discussed.…