New union for workers

Hope for workers’ representation of their rights can now be heard as newly registered Workers Union of Solomon Islands (WUSI) formally announces its registration and establishment. Announcing this yesterday, the Workers Union of Solomon Islands also indicated amongst its new approaches it will cover both private and public workers. And that 50 percent of its…

Helena Goldie hospital gets its $2m share

The Government has handed over $2 million to Helena Goldie Hospital in Munda, Western province over the weekend. Acting Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Maelanga delivered the cheque to Helena Goldie Hospital authorities at handover ceremony on Saturday. The donation came from the Government through the support of the Republic of China, Taiwan, towards Solomon Islands…

Landowners want to engage in developments

THE Kazukuru group of landowners in the Western province have called on responsible authorities to prioritize and involve them in any development projects concerning Noro and Munda townships in the province. This was after the group claimed to have been left out all together in being allocated development projects, tenders and contracts that concerns their…

Honiara, Guale no long ‘state of disaster’

The National Disaster Council (NDC) has revoked the ‘state of disaster’ declared 4 April, as a result of the flash floods, which caused huge and wide spread damages to properties, livelihoods and loss of human lives. This was announced at 2pm yesterday by the Honorable Bradley Tovosia: Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and…

CBSI deplores ATM theft

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) yesterday condemned in the strongest term the recent theft and robbery of an ANZ ATM machine in Honiara over the weekend. Reacting to media reports that the country experienced its first ever ATM theft by alleged armed thieves on Friday night, CBSI Governor, Denton Rarawa said that this…

Multi-registered voters face prosecution

POLICE will soon investigate voters that have registered more than once during the recent biometric voter registration. Depending on police’s investigation they will be prosecuted. Chief electoral officer Polycap Haununu said details of almost 6000 people who have registered more than once are in the process of being forwarded  to police for investigations to determine…

PM now in Palau for top regional summit

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo landed in Palau last night in time for today’s opening of the 45th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting. Mr Lilo has been on a three-legged trip in the past weeks that took him to Cuba and Indonesia, before flying into the northern Pacific nation of Palau. The prime minister’s presence…

Speaker dismisses claims

Speaker to parliament, Sir Allan Kemakeza has outrageously dismisses claims that he admitted his election candidacy during a visit to his people in Savo Island despite earlier clarified that he did not. Instead he will reconsider his candidacy seriously upon knowing he has great support from constituents when parliament dissolves soon. Parliament is understood be…

Accused urged to seek lawyer

One of the two accused who cashed a government cheque of more than $50,000 has been asked to find a lawyer to mitigate for him in court. Simon Tigota is currently without a lawyer and was asked to find one to mitigate for him in court. His co-accused Betris Wale has a lawyer and he…

Maelanga to Bellona for big day

A high level delegation from government led by the acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga will be attending the Rennell and Bellona 2nd Appointed Day celebration today in Bellona. The delegation which comprised of four other ministers and senior Government officials will travel on a chartered Solomon Airlines flight this morning. Renbel province is celebrating its…