Sikua’s trial continues Wednesday

The Crown’s case on the trial of the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Edmond Sikua, is nearing completion. Prosecution is now calling its 12th witness, leaving only three more witnesses to be called before closing their case. This was after they reduced the number of witnesses from…

ACB IN DOUBT

The Government’s solidarity is in question over its lack of number to push the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) 2017 forward without much resistance. This came after Deputy Speaker, David Dei Pacha, has adjourned the continuation of the Committee of Supply in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon due to lack of quorum. Its not the first time the…

HBA raises $12k for hospital

Honiara Band Association (HBA) have raised SBD$12,132 during a live concert in aid of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) at Rove Police ground, West Honiara on Sunday. About 26 bands, including dancing groups in Honiara performed live on the stage, that attracted families, friends and children to enjoy and spend for a good course. The…

EU envoy farewelled

Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) has farewelled European Union (EU) Ambassador Leonidas Tezapsidis in Honiara, Monday. Minister, Jeremiah Manele, at the farewell reception acknowledged EU for its contribution in political dialogues, fisheries, rural development and water and sanitation projects since 2014. Some of the achievements, Manele, mentioned were the political dialogue in…

Debate on ACB adjourned

THE controversial Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) 2017 has reached 24 of the 70 clauses in the committee of supply in Parliament, Monday. Prime Minister, Rick Hou, tabled the Bill for second reading in Parliament last Thursday. However, the Bill had experienced three adjournments due to lack of quorums by Members of Parliament. Member of Parliament for…

Bill to set up SIMA

A BILL to establish Solomon Islands Maritime Authority (SIMA) as a financially self-sufficient organisations with sufficient resources to carry out its functions was tabled for second reading in Parliament, Monday. The Bill is going to replace the current Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA). Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Stanley Sofu, who tabled the Bill said…