Dora admits running One Link without license

THE owner of the fast money making scheme ‘One Link Pacifica’ Charles Dora has confessed to operating the scheme without a license, Friday. Dora entered his guilty plea to one count of operating unlicensed banking business, a charge laid under the Financial Institution Act (FIA). This was after the prosecution withdrew the second charge of…

GOV’T RECEIVES PETITION

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) has finally received a copy of the petition from the Malaitans in Honiara group on Friday. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM) Albert Kabui has confirmed that he had received the much awaited petition on behalf of the Prime Minister at the Office of the Prime Minister…

Sade clarifies book supply deal

The Premier of Guadalcanal Province Francis Sade has reiterated that the deal to supply books to schools has been canceled because the former education officer was the one involved in the deal . Speaking to the paper yesterday Premier Sade said the fifty cents ($0.50) deal is unethical and stated he canceled the deal last…

TOP-UP ALLOWANCES FOR STUDENTS IN FIJI

THE Government is considering millions of dollars in top-up allowances for Solomon Islands students studying in Fiji, the Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM), Jimmy Rodgers has revealed. Dr Rodgers said the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) and the Office of the Prime Minister are working on a joint paper seeking additional funding…

Public urged to respect rule of law

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare is appealing to all citizens to respect the rule of law especial during this global pandemic. PM Sogavare in his nationwide address, Monday, said peace, stability and security of our beloved nation is of great importance and must be protected at all times at whatever cost. “I would also like…

International youth day commemorated

Youths in Honiara on Thursday marked the International Youth Day, 2021 based on the theme ‘Transforming Food System: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”. The celebration of the day was held at the National Auditorium. Attending the celebrations were; Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Permanent Secretary of Women, Youth Children and…

Man nabbed over illegal gathering to be charged

POLICE will charge the man they arrested in connection to the Monday’s illegal planned protest at Kukum, Honiara. This was after they completed their investigation, Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told reporters at his conference, Thursday. Mr Mangau said the man was arrested for aggressive approach and abusive and insulting behaviour towards police officers who try…

HEARTLESS FATHER 

Man rapes his four baby daughters A 36-year-old man has been arrested and remanded in custody for allegedly raping his four daughters between 2017 and July this year in Munda, Western Province. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said the suspect was arrested after the mother of the four victims reported the matter to the Munda Police.…

Wale cautions gov’t on delta preparedness

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale, has cautioned the government to tread very carefully and adopt a zero risk approach in its preparedness for further repatriation flights that are likely to introduce the delta variant into Solomon Islands. Hon. Wale made this call in response to the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday this week…

SI amongst best pre-departure screening processes

SOLOMON Islands has one of the best pre-departure screening processes for incoming travelers and incoming vessels anywhere in the world. Speaking in during his weekly nationwide address, Monday, Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare said he was been informed about that, and this is where the country’s strength lies. “Because our capacity to manage community transmission…