Pacha’s case back in court today

The case of the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Guadalcanal David Dei Pacha was again been moved to today for the start of the defence case. Today’s hearing date was fixed last week by Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika. The defence case has been listed to start on previous dates but had since then been…

Western provincial govt continues ministry visit

ABOUT half of the Western provincial executive members are in Honiara to continue their ministerial visits. Robert Pye Kuve, Western provincial premier is leading the delegation. The delegation arrived last week and kicked off visits yesterday. The visit is a continuous one from their recent visit by full executive members few months ago. Provincial minister…

Vodafone confident in bmobile

Vodafone is very confident in bmobile’ s ability going forward to get more market share in both Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon islands. A statement from the two partners – Bmobile/Vodafone said this is the main reason that they have signed the agreement as the potential in both countries is huge. “The vote…

Call to announce new police chief

Officers within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have called on Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo to quickly announce the new police chief. A spokesman for the officers said it seems the weak discipline within the force does not worry the PM. “The police force is at its worst disciplined state. It is not…

Provincial elections to use biometric voter list

The biometric voter list (BVL) will be used as the voter list in the upcoming six provincial elections. The ministry of provincial government and institutional strengthening confirmed this last Friday.  Provincial elections are due to be held in Central Islands, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Malaita, Rennell and Bellona, and Temotu provinces later this year. The ministry’s permanent…

Airlines appoints NZ based sales agent

With increased passenger traffic between the Solomon Islands and New Zealand, Solomon Islands national carrier Solomon Airlines has appointed a General Sales Agent (GSA) in New Zealand. The new GSA, Airline Marketing New Zealand, has been appointed with immediate effect. Under the GSA agreement the company will provide Solomon Airlines with all passenger sales, marketing,…

PM Lilo welcomes HMAS Parramatta

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo last Friday welcomed the crew of HMAS Parramatta last Friday when the long-range frigate vessel docked at Point Cruz. In a brief speech PM Lilo welcomed the crew members onboard the boat, and thanked them for their goodwill visit. “This kind of engagement is good for our community, and I’d…

Malaita consultation workshop for children ended

Malaita consultation workshop for children successfully ended over the weekend at the Malaita provincial Green House in Auki. The workshop was held from Tuesday to Saturday with the aim of gathering of information from children from the stake holders of the Malaita provincial government. The facilitators of the Malaita consultation workshop for children were Clara…

Lawyer to confirm type of committal hearing

THE type of preliminary inquiry to be conducted in the case of a man facing a murder charge will be confirmed on July 23. Lawyer representing Alphy Manedetea on Wednesday said despite receiving full disclosures, the type of preliminary inquiry whether it will be short or long is not yet determined. Wayne Ghemu of Public…