PM urged to confirm Huawei-Telekom talks

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has called on the Prime Minister to confirm whether the Government is currently talking to China or Huawei, for the takeover of Solomon Telekom. This call came after the Premier of Malaita Province made a statement earlier suggesting that Huawei maybe eying Solomon Telekom.   The call also follows the recent signing…

In Court with Assumpta

Man jailed for grievous harm Prosecution yet to amend charges Accused faces sentence Man jailed for grievous harm   A YOUNG man who attacked another man, injuring his left hand, has been sentenced to one year, two months in prison, Wednesday. Larrex Lulua was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of grievous harm. Principal Magistrate…

Mangau: new patrol boat will benefit us

THE Australian Government newly-donated patrol boat will great benefit the police and the country, a top cop says. The new patrol boat 05 is called the RSIPV Gizo. Deputy Commissioner (DC) for National Security and Operational Support, Mostyn Mangau, accompanied Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Police, National Security and Correctional Services minister Anthony Veke to…

Suidani reaches out to his people

MALAITA Premier Daniel Suidani has reached out to more communities in his province to clear the stance taken by his government on the recent China switch and the way forward for the province. On Thursday, he and his delegation attended to a request by the East Malaita people who wanted the premier to do a…

Auki cable landing station opened

DEPUTY Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga together with the Premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani and the Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Sally Anne Vincent officially opened the Auki Cable Landing Station for the Domestic Network, Friday.  The Cable Landing Station at Auki is a critical piece of the Solomon Islands Domestic Network infrastructure, housing the Auki…

B’Ville referendum dates confirmed

THE polling dates for Bougainville Referendum will start in Papua New Guinea as scheduled on 23 November 2019. For the Bougainvilleans voters residing in the Solomon Islands the polling stations would be based in Gizo and Honiara and would take place on 25th to the 29th. A statement from the PNG High Commission in Honiara…

Measles alert

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is on alert in the wake of the measles outbreak in a number of Pacific Island countries. Health officials say they are now conducting a mass immunization campaign of children under six years, increased surveillance for the disease at ports and airports, and information for travelers entering…

Wale: Deal with Taiwan scholarship saga

THE Leader of Opposition, Mathew Wale has called on the government through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) to quickly deal with our Solomon Island students studying in Taiwan, who are now affected by the decision to switch diplomatic ties to China. In a statement from the Opposition Office said Wale’s call…

PM returns from Australian tour

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has returned on Tuesday from his weeklong tour to Australia. Mr Sogavare travelled as guest of the government of Australia. The highlight of his official visit was receiving the Guardian Class Patrol Boat from the Australian Government, meeting with the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy and Industrial Relations, Bill Johnston MLA…