$73M TO NPF

SPOL pays record dividend By CROFTON UTUKANA  NATIONAL Provident Fund (NPF) on Friday received $73 million in dividend from one of its investment portfolios, South Pacific Oil Limited (SPOL). This was an increase of $12 million from the $61 million dividend SPOL paid to NPF in the last financial year. NPF board chairman Peter Boyers…

Fraud trial comes to close

The million dollar fraud trial of the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray and his wife Rose has now come to an end. It is now reaching the closing submissions stage. Prosecution and the Defence counsels are directed to file in their written closing submissions by Wednesday this week.…

Girl, 13, gets huge support

Many step in to meet Fiji medical trip By LYNNISSHA RUNA The father of a critically-ill 13-year-old girl who seeks medical attention in Fiji says he was overwhelmed by many generous offers they have received enabling her daughter to finally make the crucial trip soon. John Morosini Loveth made a passionate appeal to cover he…

GIRL, 13, NEEDS YOUR HELP

Father’s passionate plea to save daughter’s life By CHARLES KADAMANA THE father of a 13-year-old girl suspected with brain tumour on Thursday issued a passionate appeal for financial assistance to send his daughter for treatment in Fiji. John Morosini Loveth made the appeal after doctors told him there’s no CT scan at the National Referral…

Young artists head to New Caledonia

Two young artists will depart for New Caledonia on Friday to participate in a three months Art and Cultural exchange in Indonesia. The duo, Lucy Ann Panda and Jackson Diosi will be among 100 artists from 50 countries to learn and showcase their talents. Ms Panda who started art work at a very early age…

Recipients urged to take care of vehicles

Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Jimi Saelea has urged the three recipients of RDP II Component  2 to take care of the brand new vehicles  they’ve been given. Mr Saelae stressed this during the handing over ceremony held at the ministry’s head office, Honiara, Tuesday. “I would like on behalf…

Bad weather delays Honiara road work

THE continuing bad weather in recent weeks has put the current upgrading of the Kukum Highway project slightly behind schedule. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Assistant Representative Shitau Miura confirmed this during a press seminar with local journalists on Tuesday. He said the heavy rain in the past weeks and months has affected the progress…

SPEAKER REJECTS MOTION

Arambola takes stand on no-confidence vote By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI SPEAKER of Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly Abel Arambola has rejected the proposed vote of no-confidence against Premier Anthony Veke. Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Talise Ward and chairman of the province’s Public Accounts Committee Gladall Sesehala filed the motion. But Mr Arambola said after…

Alleged shooter appears in court

The man who allegedly wounded a Melanesian Brotherhood (Tasiu) late last year will reappear in court on the 6th of April 2018.  He was arrested and charged for allegedly wounding a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood, Tasiu on the victim’s right rib, on the 20th of August 2017.  “The defendant appeared in court on the…