Cruel theft

Burglars blindfolds security officers A group of seven men armed with knives, over-powered three security guards, before they broke into Carpenters Hardware Ltd at Ranadi, East Honiara, around 4am yesterday. According to one of the managers Chammika Hewawasam, the intruders tied the security guards and blind-folded them before they cut open the chain block to…

Appointees list leaked

But Gov’t says the number is yet to be finalised A LONG list of potential political appointees was leaked on Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) facebook group yesterday, attracting questions and criticisms from contributors. It made up of 39 names – the highest number of political appointees the nation has seen by any government –…

Public warned to keep out of city cemetery

HEAD of Honiara City Council’s Law Enforcement Division Robert Madeo has warned the public to keep away from the Kolaridge cemetery. Mr Madeo said it has been a practice now that people are using the cemetery area to consume alcohol, sell betel nuts and do other business activities. “That area should be respected because it…

Faisi informs SINTA executive of past struggles

The Solomon Islands Teachers Association (SINTA) yesterday held its Annual General meeting (AGM) at the Honiara High School Hall, Honiara. The AGM scrutinized teachers long standing issues, including housing allowance, re-leveling, and leave passage issues. The executive also looked at the amendment of SINTA constitution, the presentation of the SINTA Membership Fund SMF constitution as…

Auki arson suspects arrested

POLICE in Auki, Malaita Province have arrested three people in relation to the burning down of the agriculture office in Auki early this week. Police commander Alfred Uiga said after thorough investigations immediately after the incident on Monday, police were given leads which led to the arrests. “And during the course of our investigation, we…

Work on DCC’s policy document continues

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government policy formulating team is still working on the document according to the Special Secretary to the Prime Minister. Rence Sore could not reveal the time expected to complete the document. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare immediately after his election on December 8 last year assured the nation that the…

SINTA gives DCC ultimatum

THE Solomon Islands Teachers Association has given the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCC) until June this year to address teacher’s long standing grievances. With this given time, SINTA has called on the DCC to urgently address teachers’ concerns before June. This call was made during the SINTA Annual General Meeting yesterday at the Honiara…

SMF presents constitution to SINTA

The Solomon Islands Teachers Association Member’s Funds SMF has presented its constitution to SINTA during SINTA’s annual general meeting at the Honiara High School yesterday. The constitution was welcomed by SINTA and the SMF members. SINTA’s General Secretary Samson Faisi has described the formulation of the SMF Constitution as a milestone achievement of the association…

Street vendors back in numbers

WHILE a good lot cleans up the streets at night in preparation for the business day, another lot moves in during day with betel-but and cigarette to contribute to the littering. It has been a concern and continues to be a concern that the law enforcement division of the Honiara City Council is urged to…