Chairman: Think Tank work progresses

DESPITE all the negative criticisms against the Malaita Think Tank Group, work is progressing well with resource owners in supporting government’s plan to see development happening on Malaita. Chairman of Think Tank Taskforce Barnabas Henson said this in responses to criticisms made by some people from the province. He said they expect criticism from people…

Please next for two Asian loggers

The case of two loggers who allegedly stole logs outside of their concession area on Rennell, Renbell Province will return to court on July 20. This is for Malaysians Kong Ching Kuok and Chan Cheemin to enter their pleas to the charge of criminal trespass and larceny of trees. Police Prosecutor Elson Konle yesterday appeared…

Teen imprisoned for stealing

A young man has been sentenced to two years, six months in prison for stealing home properties worth over $3,000 He broke into a home at night and stole those personal properties. The period the accused spent in custody will be deducted from the one and a half year imprisonment term. The accused was only…

‘Embrace Peace’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has appealed to every Solomon Islanders to embrace the ‘gift of peace’ and rise up to take your place in the company of all wantoks, and help contribute towards the building of this country. Mr Sogavare made this appeal during the country’s 38th Independence celebration at Lawson Tama on Thursday. The…

Female banker gets ticket for Italy

A LOCAL woman on Wednesday received air tickets to travel to Italy for a three week training course on Microfinance. She is Joyce Nukumuna, Manager for Branchless banking of the Bank South Pacific (BSP) who will be travelling soon to Turin, Italy to attend a three week training course on Microfinance there, under the United…

North Guadalcanal says sorry

PEOPLE of North Guadalcanal has presented two chupus (traditional gifts) to SIPCRRA Malaita and the national government during the national healing and apology event at Rove playing field, West Honiara yesterday. This was to compensate the people of Malaita who left the constituency during the height of the ethnic tension in 1998. Most of the…

Parties reconcile

Solomon Islands Post Conflict Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPRRA) Guadalcanal has apologised to the national government, all provincial governments, Honiara City Council, all churches, diplomatic missions, RAMSI and all citizens of this country, Wednesday. Furthermore, it also seek forgiveness from former ex-combatants of Malaita, women and children for what they have done during the ethnic…

PIDF Secretariat meets taskforce

A two member delegation from the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, is currently in Honiara this week to meet with the Solomon Islands National Taskforce to finalise arrangements ahead of the PIDF Leader’s Summit next week. The delegation which comprised of the Deputy Secretary General of PIDF, Peni Lomaloma and Tony…