In Court with Assumpta

* Four Winwin mining alleged robbers without lawyers* No pleas yet, Sailors case adjourned * Man injures dad jailed   Four Winwin mining alleged robbers without lawyers FOUR of the men accused of robbing a substantial amount of cash and two gold bars from the Winwin mining company in Central Guadalcanal last December are still without…

VISA APPEAL

Prime Minister appeals to Australia for reciprocal visa deal   PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has appealed to Canberra to grant entry visas to Solomon Islanders on arrival in Australia similar to what the government is offering Australians arriving in the Solomon Islands. Mr. Sogavare was speaking at the Australia Day function in Honiara on Tuesday…

EMERGENCY OPERATION ACTIVATED

THE National Health Emergency Operation Centre through its ‘Emergency Response Plan’ to validate, track, and contain a potential COVID-19 outbreak is now active. This came after a student who returned from the Philippines tested positive for COVID-19 this week during a follow-up test in Malaita Province. The student was released from quarantine in November 2020.…

NAYA Company gives back to communities

DESPITE the challenges faced by the country’s economy and businesses amidst the global pandemic COVID-19 a locally owned NAYA Company reached out to do road constructions for church-based intuitions outside of Honiara. NAYA Company Limited is a fairly new Company in Civil works industry that sees it fit to touch the lives of different church…

Investors: is the gov’t shutting us?

FOREIGN shop owners mostly Chinese are questioning the actions taken against them by Foreign Investment Board (FIB) Deputy Director, Lynette Dawheya of the ill-treatment they received. They described it as pathetic and very unprofessional indeed when they spoke to this paper over the weekend. “Is the treatment we receive comes from the government or just…

In Court with Assumpta

* Foreign sailors to plea today* Auki murder trial continues today  * Female murder accused to be summoned  Foreign sailors to plea today THREE foreign sailors accused of entering the country during the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) period last year will be entering their pleas, Wednesday. Willy Martinussen, Maria Berana Eustaquio, and Michael Kirtley Gee…

Chinese envoy in West

CHINESE AMBASSADOR His Excellency Li Ming has arrived in Western Province with the first leg of his visit stopping over in Munda, Tuesday. He was welcomed by the Provincial Secretary, Jeffery Wickham, and other provincial government members.  Mr. Wickham exclaimed it was an honor to receive the extended hand of friendship by Ambassador Li who…

ELECTIONS POWERS TRANSFERRED

Administration functions of Electoral Office to PM’s Office   ADMINISTRATIVE powers of elections have been transferred to the Office of the Prime Minister in a move seen as robbing the statutory independence of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), it was revealed Tuesday. At the same time, it was revealed that some sections of the…

HCC schools to resume on 1st February

All schools under the Honiara City Council Education Authority will resume classes for the 2021 Academic year on 1st February 2021. The delay was endorsed and passed by the HCC Executive last week. In a statement issued by the HCC management, the reason is the delay in recruitment of school bursars with the late release…