SSPM denies row with 39 appointees

SPECIAL Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM), Mr Rence Sore yesterday denied any row or arguments between himself, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the 39 earmarked Political Appointees under the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG). This was following reports reaching this paper that a row escalated within the PMO on over the weekend between…

‘Red house furniture intact’

REPORTS claiming that the Prime Minister’s official residence is without any furniture has been rubbished. PM’s official residence former butler, Brian Fatai, said the news article ran by Island Sun newspaper this week claiming that Red House is empty off furniture is untrue. He described the article is erroneous in its entirety because the Red…

DWU student registration begins

Registration of students at the Madang campus of Divine Word University (DWU) began without hitch on Monday. New intakes were the first to register. They were followed by second year students on Tuesday 10th February, 2015. DWU vice president for student affairs, Mr Ted Alau expressed satisfaction over the smooth flow of registration as he…

Students visa to be lodged today

SOLOMON Islands High Commission office in Port Moresby is expected to lodge all visa applications of students studying at various universities in Papua New Guinea today. One student was informed by PNG High Commission office in Honiara when he enquired about it yesterday. The office said, SI High Commission had given assurance to lodge them…

Quality and sustainability of rural projects a concern

THE technical quality and sustainability of rural infrastructure-funded projects remains a grave concern. A World Bank report findings has uncovered that in most of the projects implemented under rural infrastructure undertaken around the country have fallen short of sustainability measures. This is despite the fact that overall quality of construction of these rural infrastructure projects…

New coconut crushing mill for Brotherhood

THE Melanesian Brotherhood (MBH) of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) now has a coconut crushing mill established at Tanaeba area just close to the MBH head quarter Tabalia, North West Guadalcanal. The Project was official blessed by Bishop Micheal Tavoa and handed over to the MBH community by a representative from the Kokonut Pacific…

Traffic check on vehicles underway

Honiara City Council Law Enforcement Division along with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has started a major traffic check on Wednesday. This is purposely to check on Business license on buses and taxis that are providing public transportation services throughout the city. Chairman of the Law Enforcement Standing Committee,Cr. Charles Aiwosuga, said under the…

SINU lecturers boycott

Lecturers at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have boycotted classes as of Monday over employment contract grievances. They claimed that there was no employment contract for both none and academic staff when Solomon Island College of Higher Education (SICHE) was transformed to SINU. Lecturers Association of Solomon Islands National University (LASINU) in their meeting…

Businesswoman stands trial

Prominent businesswoman, Mary Chow is standing trial for the second time around for four counts of perjury charges in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Her case was remitted to the Magistrates’ Court for re-trial after she won her appeal case in the High Court. Chow has successfully appealed against her conviction and sentence in the High…