FRAUD CASE

Former SPM to face court over missing funds in 2014 A FORMER Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) is under spotlight over missing payment funds worth $400,000 earmarked for several tribes in the Western Province in 2014. Reports reaching the paper claimed a full investigation is underway involving the alleged fraud case. The former SPM currently…

YWASI officially launched

ONE of the new Non-Government Organisations (NGO), Youth Workers Association of Solomon Islands (YWASI) was launched on Sunday in Honiara. Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affaires (MWYCFA) Dr. Cendric Alependava launched the association. Vice Chairman of YWASI Joe Billy Oge in his background speech said the national government…

PM SPEAKS OUT

‘I have no issues with Malaita’    THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) Leader, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reportedly declared he has no issues with Malaita. But observers said Mr. Sogavare’s 11th hour declaration of innocence could be a wee bit too late to hold his government together. “Mr. Sogavare is merely shifting…

New London Honorary Consul appointed

THE Government of Solomon Islands has appointed Mr. John Geoffrey Freeman as its Honorary Consul in the Consular District of London, United Kingdom. His appointment was facilitated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade through the Solomon Islands Embassy in Brussels, Belgium with the consent of the UK Government. Mr. Freeman has been…

In Court with Assumpta

Mitigation, sentencing subs for Tauohu today ONE Link Pacifica’s manual stream manager Gerrad Tauohu will front the court again today for the mitigation and sentencing submissions on his matter. This followed his conviction last week on the five counts of simple larceny against him after a trial. The mitigation and sentencing submissions will be made…

Fisheries IUU Operation ‘Kurukuru’ successfully ends

ONE of the largest fisheries surveillance operations in the world, Operation Kurukuru, came to a successful close on Thursday following 12 days of international co-operation to target Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in the Pacific. Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Director Fisheries Operations, Allan Rahari said the FFA-coordinated Operation combined intelligence gathering, analysis…

Australia’s DAP supports Reef islands

Congratulations to Nola Community in the Reef Islands! The Australian Government through the Direct Aid Program (DAP) is pleased to have funded a new permanent pigpen project, led by Mathew Nare, to assist communities generate income by selling their pigs. Australian High Commission First Secretary Political Jessica Carpenter handed over the pigpen on 19 October…