Leni spill the beans on SIPA

WORKERS of state-owned Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) are illegally giving themselves personal loans of up to $75,000 or more. That’s according to SIPA board chairman Nollen Leni, who decided to spill the beans after the employees, through their union, demanded his sacking over current reforms. “The SIPA Act is specific on company loans; it…

Alleged robbers deny charges

Three men accused of robbing the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at the Kwaimani building, East Honiara, last year have denied the allegations made out against them. Security Officer Joe Silas, Dilo Faiga and Saverio Sulimae have again entered their not guilty pleas yesterday to the amended charges. They have already entered their not guilty pleas…

Chinese cleared of larceny charges

TWO Chinese nationals facing larceny charges here have been cleared of the allegations in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court this week. Prosecution on Monday have asked the court to withdraw the larceny by servant charges against Xu Pie Ping (Female) and Zhau Zhen Wei (Male). Police Prosecutor Wilfred Sura’au made the application without a file as…

Leni hits back at Kagovai

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board chairman Nollen Leni has made a scathing attack on union leader Tony Kagova, describing him as opportunist. He was responding to calls from SIPA workers, who are being led by Mr Kagovai, for his sacking. “The issues which Tony raised and recommended the need for an investigations are tactical…

Kabui reminds MPs of responsibilities

Warn people to discourage handout mentality THE renowned portrayal of our national leaders as ‘finance managers’ instead of legislators, has been reiterated in Parliament as a reminder for Members of Parliaments (MPs) to reorganize their responsibilities. Delivering the ‘speech from the throne’ address to open the second sitting of the 10th Parliament, Governor General Sir…

GG congratulates DCC

GOVERNOR General Sir Frank Kabui has conveyed ‘warm greetings and special well wishes’ to the new Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government as he unveiled the ‘speech from the throne’ to open the 10th Parliament meeting yesterday. Sir Frank congratulated the Prime Minister and members of the DCC coalition for securing the mandate to govern…