OPMC explains why PM did not attend Malaita Day 

‘PM follows protocol’ By ANDREW FANASIAHoniara, Newsroom PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was never invited to attend the Malaita second appointed day earlier this month in Auki. This was revealed by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) on Thursday. The explanation came after Prime Minister’s critics and observers criticized and questioned why the PM…

MPA calls for calmness among Malaitans 

The youngest member of the Malaita Provincial Assembly (MPA) Iven Tonafalea who is the Minister of Youth and Sports is appealing for calm in light of the looming motion of no confidence against Premier Daniel Suidani. Mr.Tonafalea who is also a minister under MARA government is of the view that let the MPAs exercise their…

Peter Kenilorea Jnr returns $600K ESP

THE East Are’are Constituency office has recently written to the Chair of the oversight Committee of its intention to return the allocated Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) of $600K. The $600K was understood to be allocated to each national Member of Parliament as part of the national government’s initiative to assist constituents to keep the productive…

DCGA denies backing Malaita MPAs

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) has categorically denied and condemned media reports claiming the national government is behind the move to oust premier Suidani of Malaita Province from power. The media had reported this week that the national government used sacked MPAs from the MARA executive to carry out the wish of the…

Education lashes out at report

THE Government through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MERHD) has denied the report that all privately sponsored students will pay for their own airfares during the three repatriation flights from the Philippines. This follows report online that the three confirmed repatriation flights to be operated by Solomon Airlines are commercial ones which…

TRIPS TO ASIA ON

Cabinet approves PRC, Philippines repatriation flights By ESTHER NURIAHoniara, Newsroom GOVERNMENT has given its blessing for the four repatriation flights to Asia to go ahead starting early next week. This was approved by Cabinet during its deliberation yesterday, a statement issued by the Office Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) confirmed last night. “Cabinet at its…

Uncle kills young nephew

A FOUR months old baby boy was allegedly murdered by his uncle, father’s younger brother (uncle) whilst asleep. The alleged incident happened at Alasi village in East Kwaio of Malaita Province. The murder took place at around midday on Saturday when the parent of the baby went out to dig taro at a nearby swamp.…

Mitigation, sentencing next for accused 

MITIGATION and sentencing submissions on the case of the men accused of damaging properties belonging to the North Malaita MP Senley Levi Fiualea will be made tomorrow. The submissions on the case of Iki Olomea, Simon Safusi, Arnold Emarald, Chris Lusibaea, George Lusibaea, and two male juveniles, both aged 17 was supposed to be made…

PM joins Renbel day celebrations

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has graced the 2020 the Rennell/Bellona Second Appointed Day celebrations at the provincial capital, Tingoa, Wednesday. Delivering the keynote address outside the Tingoa Provincial station, based on this year’s theme: ‘Redirecting Rennell and Bellona Province to Reforms and Good Governance’ Prime MInister Sogavare reflected on the pillars of the country’s National…