Samoa passes SP to Solomons

Last night saw the closing ceremony of the 2019 Pacific Games.  Attention now turns to Solomon Islands’ home tournament in four years’ time. To begin the night, athletes and coaches once again rounded the running track, waving to all the supporters, but in a less formal manner than during the opening ceremony.  As the next…

Landowners call for respect from miner

BUNGUSULE Customary Landowner Trustees on San Jorge in Isabel Province have reinforced their position as the rightful owners of Tenement G7 and urged Bintan Mining Company and its associates to respect the court decisions upholding their ownership over the land. A spokesperson for the trustees Janet Voda said there was a lot of misinformation in…

PM calls and takes lead for national unity

  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare (MP) has taken lead together with staff of the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) to reinstate the practice of honouring the country’s National Anthem and raising of the National flag this week following their daily morning devotion. During his speech at Lawson Tama at the commemoration of…

LOGGERS BLAMED

Solomon Water wants gov’t step in address water crisis By IAN M.KAUKUI   CURRENT water cuts in Honiara have been blamed on the logging operations conducted within the Kongulai catchment area. That’s the conclusion of the water forum held in Honiara on Thursday. The forum discussed the city’s water crisis. Solomon Water Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…

GOVT’s $5M FOR ANTI-CORRUPTION

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has committed US$653,700 (SBD$5m) to continue a cost-sharing partnership agreement originally signed between the Solomon Islands Government, represented by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2017.  The agreement supports a four-year project aimed at addressing corruption…

Moves to set up human rights office 

A UNITED States (US) based Youths for Human Rights International team last week organized a walk for Human Rights on Saturday 13th July and trained youths on Sunday 14th at the art hub about the 30 conventions human rights. According to one of the human rights youths activists in Honiara, the training will pave the…

Premier Sade wants to see revenue base up

The Guadalcanal provincial premier Francis Sade says the Guadalcanal provincial government needs to increase its revenue base. Mr Sade said this during the debate of the Guadalcanal Province Appropriation Bill 2019/2020 on the floor of Assembly, Wednesday. He highlighted that most of the revenues collected by the province came from the foreign companies operating in…

Call to replace Aruligo bridge 

THE Aruligo bridge in North West Guadalcanal needs to be replaced. People of Tandai Sagalu and Savulei wants the bridge to be changed as the design has caused blockages every time its flooding. North West Guadalcanal Stringer John Toki said it is better for any bridge construction to get information on the people living in…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Medical report in Renbel murder sought* Prosecution to advice on riot case  Medical report in Renbel murder sought Prosecution has been asked to provide the medical report in relation to a murder case in Renbel Province to the defence counsel. The only outstanding document left for the police to collect is the medical report…

Court refused second bail application 

THE court has again refused a second bail application made for the man accused of obtaining $10,000 from Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students under false pretence. Magistrate Ishmael Kekou in refusing the bail application also made direction to ensure that the accused Junior Wane sees a doctor as soon as possible and a medical…