NGATI NABBED

HONIARA City Council (HCC) councilor Reginald Ngati was arrested on Wednesday by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for allegedly stealing $20,000. Police media confirmed the arrest was done by Naha police officers. Councilor Ngati is charged with Larceny by Servant and will appear in court on July 13. The arrest was made following reports…

Humanitarian aid is never a crime, says Kenilorea

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Are Are and Chair of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee has reminded local authorities that “humanitarian aid is never a crime”.  Peter Kenilorea Jnr’s reminder follows in the wake of recent media reports of the confiscation of medical equipment sent by Taiwan to assist in the ongoing efforts to…

 Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer received latest legal books 

Chief Justice, Sir Albert R. Palmer CBE today received a consignment of books covering the latest legal developments across the Commonwealth.  The texts cover issues including gender equality, rural development, land reform, green energy, legislative drafting and tourism development.  Receiving the books, Chief Justice Palmer said they are important resources for judges, magistrates, lawyers and…

Solomons nationals in Canada labelled  ‘modern-day heroes’

SOLOMON Islands Honorary Consul General to Canada and CITREC Chairman Ashwant Dwivedi has  commended Solomon Islands nationals working in Canada labelling them as “modern-day heroes.” Dwivedi in an address to Solomon Islanders in Canada said that despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, Solomon Islands nationals across Canada have collectively stood together with Canadians.  “Whether it…

Pamua is century old, describes Bishop Karibongi

THE Diocesan Bishop of Hanuato’o of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, Bishop Alfred Karibongi has described Pamua school in Makira as a century-old institution. He made the description while addressing teachers, students, and nearby villagers at his farewell function at St Stephen Pamua Community College on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Bishop Karibongi said there has…

NPF board pays off $60M gov’t bond

SOLOMON Islands National Provident Fund Board (SINPFB) says it has purchased the remaining $60 million of the government’s $120 million COVID-19 development bond on Friday 19 June 2020.  The other $60 million were earlier purchased by Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) and Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA).   In accepting the payment, the Minister of Finance…

In court with Assumpta

Sentencing submission for curfew case today  Central island’s assault case continues Central island’s assault case continues A MAN accused of breaching the curfew on April 11 in Honiara will appear again in court today. This is for the sentencing submissions and mitigation. This was after Alwyn Soeasi, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge of restriction…

Suidani hits back at MFAET

MALAITA Premier Daniel Suidani has lashed out at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade’s (MFAET) clarification of ‘Diplomatic Pouch’ as a piece of plagiarism that lacks credibility.  Premier Suidani said the ministry is careless in handling the issue saying that the response does not speak well of the ministry.  The premier maintained that…