Warrant of arrest issued for accused

THE court has issued a warrant of arrest for a young man who failed to turn up for his sentence after pleading guilty to marijuana possession. Steward Lesly Kigo entered his guilty plea to the charge of one count of in possession of dangerous drug on Monday without a lawyer. After taking his plea, Magistrate…

Land board now in charge

THE recent amendments to the Land and Titles Act are reforming the land administration system in Solomon Islands. The most significant aspect of the amendments has been the introduction of a Land Board to take over decision-making from the Commissioner of Lands. Board chairman Donald Kudu and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands Stanley…

Ete tells Taiwan: we’ll be always friends

TAIWAN and Solomon Islands will always be friends, deputy prime minister Douglas Ete says. He was speaking at a function on Monday night to welcome the visiting Taiwanese Naval Squadron. “Solomon Islands and Taiwan have a long lasting relationship which was created in 1983 and this year the bilateral relationship between the two countries has…

RSIPF failed to acquit imprest on deadline

Accountant General (AG) for the Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently that the operational imprests by the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP) were not retired on due dates and this has resulted in none releasing of imprests for operations. This was in response to a question asked by…

Need to enrich ties with Taiwan: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has expressed the need for further enrichment of Solomon Islands relationship with the Republic of China (Taiwan). This was articulated when the Prime Minister received the Ambassador for the Republic of China Victor Te-sun Yu and Rear Admiral Yu-Pin Lin, Commander of the visiting Republic of China Navy Midshipmen Cruising Training…

LEAF delegation in town

A delegation from Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children (LEAF) program in Japan is currently in the country. The delegation is here to develop a program for recycling of waste management and recycling of PET bottles for export to generate income for people living in Honiara. This is project is being implemented in partnership…

Illegal fundraisings discouraged

CHAIRMAN of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement Charles Aiwosuga has issued a stern warning to the public in regards to the illegal fundraising activities around the city. Mr Aiwosuga said it has been observed that there has been an increase of such activities from groups, organisation or individuals. He said such organised fundraising…

Resellers ban in central market

The Honiara Central Market management says reselling of produce at the market is not allowed and against market ordinance. Master  Market Saxon Ofata revealed this on Tuesday following complaints raised by people claiming  resellers have ripped them off with the reselling of produce. A customer Dudley Seda said that many resellers in central market are…

ROC navy awe youths with their show

THE visiting Taiwanese navy on Tuesday graced the youth market with their various show of dances and martial art skills. The youth market is being  held at the Art Gallery and hundreds of youths and the member packed the area to watch the various activities being organized at day one of the event. The show…