SINU warns against protest

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) management has warned that any protest or withdrawal of services by staff would be illegal. In a memorandum issued over the weekend on the rumoured protest that was expected to be undertaken on Monday, SINU management clarified that the issue of the Vice-Chancellor is still with the Trade Dispute…

CHINA-WEST DEAL INTACT

THE PEOPLE’s Republic of China (PRC) Embassy has assured the Western Provincial Government (WPG) that the deal to establish a sister relationship with the Fujian Province of China is intact. Chinese Counselor of the People’s Republic of Chinese (PRC) Embassy in Solomon Islands Yao Ming made the assurance on Monday in response to concern raised…

PM pleads

‘Our lives rest on Western border good people’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE ability of our country to keep COVID-19 out from our shore rests in the hands of the good people along the Western border as well as families and friends in Bougainville. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this profound appeal to the good people…

China direct flight remains  

THE Government’s plan to conduct a direct chartered flight to China on the 29th of August 2020 remains as it is. Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers confirmed this when he led a team from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet appeared before the Public Account Committee (PAC) on Saturday. Following the announcement of…

SENDING MONEY OVERSEAS WORRYING

IRD concerned with businesses remitting money overseas THE country’s Inland Revenue Division (IRD) is concerned with the continuous practice of remitting money overseas by some businesses which causes a huge impact on Government revenue. IRD Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Dokekana revealed this at an Information Session hosted by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry…

Bougainvillean border crossers jailed 

THE two Bougainvilleans who were arrested and charged for illegally crossing our border in June has been sentenced recently to six months imprisonment. Deputy Commissioner Ian Vaevaso told reporters yesterday that the two Bougainvilleans are serving their jail term in Gizo Correctional Centre, Western Province. In light of this sentence, Vaevaso reminded both Bougainvilleans and…

PM graces MUP day event

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has graced the Makira/Ulawa Province 2nd Appointed Day celebrations in Kirakira on Thursday. Speaking during the occasion, Prime Minister Sogavare took the opportunity to acknowledge the traditional landowners of the land for acknowledging his delegation’s attendance. The prime minister also conveyed his sincere gratitude to the past and present leaders of…