Vokia thanks voters

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Jamie Vokia has formally thanked his voters and people of his constituency for their unwavering support during his short stint in Parliament. Vokia, a first-time MP and also a member of the ruling government, has lost his Northeast Guadalcanal seat in Parliament following a successful petition…

Advancing literacy through language

The READ program for 2020 received support from the British High Commission Brian Jones when he helped to fund some of the new teachers’ handbooks for selected Honiara schools.   The teachers from these schools will receive training on how to teach English as a spoken language, a statement from READ said.   “This is crucial! Children…

Solomon Water goes tough on corrupt attitude

Solomon Water has recently disciplined and dismissed several staff following reports from members of the public that some of their field staff are demanding or being paid money when doing installations for CashWater connections or other work. Solomon Water in a statement stressed that this is wrong and that they will not tolerate such bad…

Bangladesh national found guilty 

A MAGISTRATE has found the Bangladesh national who cast his vote in last year’s National General Election (NGE) in Malaita guilty of the offences laid against him. Mia Mohammad Abdul Latif had been tried for charges of fraudulent voting and obtaining registration by false pretence. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi at the end of the trial…

NEW TWIST IN $100B LOAN

Claims senior MPs may benefit from 11% interest By ANDREW FANASIA SENIOR Members of Parliament (MP) within the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have a share in the $11 billion money earmarked for the broker Terry Wong. This is the latest claim from reliable sources within the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet…

‘Marape’s visit not empty-handed’ 

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape’s historic state visit to the Solomon Islands is not going to be empty-handed. That’s the sentiment echoed by the PNG Acting High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands His Excellency Dr. John Balavu when confirming the arrival of Marape tomorrow. The three-day visit is part of his (Marape)…

PM conveys well wishes to Japanese Emperor

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has conveyed his best wishes to the Emperor of Japan on his 60th Birthday celebrations. Prime Minister Sogavare said the Emperor of Japan represents the oldest continuing monarchical house in the world, spanning more than two millenniums. “On behalf of my government and the good people of the Solomon Islands, I…