SI lecturer at USP died

A LONG serving Solomon Islands lecturer at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji, has died over the weekend after a short illness. A statement from the USP Human Resource Office revealed that Dr. Alfred Liligeto was a lecturer at the School of Education at the USP, Laucala campus. He was…

More candidates sign pledge

About 35 intending candidates that will contest in the coming elections have signed the Election Integrity Pledge organized by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI). In a statement TSI said the first 14 candidates that signed the pledge are from the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands (NTPSI). “Last Sunday we have witnessed another 20 candidates from…

Payments under investigation

SYDNEY, (SMH) — Payments made by miners Allied Gold and St Barbara to a Solomon Islands’ government official are being investigated by the Australian Federal Police. Allied Gold, which was acquired by Perth-based St Barbara in 2012,­ ­allegedly provided benefits to the ­Solomon Islands’ outgoing opposition leader Matthew Wale from 2011. St Barbara then continued…