WE ARE OUT

Solomon Is pulls out of key tuna deal By RONALD TOITO’ONAIn Manila SOLOMON Islands has pulled out from a key tuna deal called the Tokelau Arrangement, citing it as a danger for the country and its catch allocation in the future.  The Tokelau Arrangement is an agreement amongst Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member…

Bechedemer exporters charged

THREE of the Chinese businessmen who were granted by the government license to export the lucrative bechedemer products were charged with four counts of criminal offenses by the Magistrate Court, Saturday afternoon. The Chinese men and their business houses are; Chen Zhen Company Limited located at Ranadi, Noelyn Bao and Xu Qiang of Oceanic International…

TIGHT SECURITY AT KGVI SCHOOL

Intruder assaults acting principal, causes damage By LESLEY SANGA SECURITY has been tightened yesterday at state-owned King George Sixth School after an outsider entered the school and allegedly assaulted the interim principal and caused damages to properties. The alleged assault came in the wake of the Ministry of Education’s decision to suspend the school’s principal…

Students boycott exams

KING George Sixth School students boycotted their end year examinations on Thursday, as they called on authorities to reinstate their suspended principal and his deputy. The school’s principal Samuel Fangata and his Deputy Johnny Tasa were suspended on Wednesday to allow the Ministry of Education to investigate the allegations against them. This has prompted the…

Tanangada loses Gizo/Kolombangara seat

VICTORY FOR LILO By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN MP for Gizo/Kolombangara Jimson Tanangada yesterday lost his seat after the High Court ruled he treated and bribed people to vote for him during the 2014 national elections. The decision follows an election petition former prime minister and losing candidate Gordon Darcy Lilo lodged against Mr Tanangada’s election victory.…

Tilapia farming to be introduced in RTCS

TILAPIA farming will soon be introduced to all the Rural Training Centres (RTC) nationwide. This was confirmed by the Director of the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training centres (SIAVRTC) Billy Mae. “This is not a new concept in our rural communities but for our rural training centres, it is a new concept that…

Alleged robbers want lawyers

THE two men who escaped from lawful custody at the Magistrates Court last month want to see their lawyers first before taking their pleas. Frank Firimolea and Eric Nathaniel Junior are facing one count each of escaping lawful custody. They appeared in the Honiara Magistrates Court yesterday and their matter adjourned to December 13. This…

SCHOOL HEADS ‘STAND ASIDE’

Ministry suspends KGVI principal, deputy By SIMON ABANA & CHARLEY PIRINGI KING George Sixth School principal Samuel Fangata and his deputy Johnny Tasa were suspended from their official duties as of Wednesday. This came after teachers and auxiliary workers of the state-owned school lodged a petition to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development…

World Bank assures PM of support

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says he is impressed by the World Bank’s assurance to support the new Government’s development aspirations. During a meeting with the World Bank’s Resident Representative Guido Rurangwa and International Finance Corporation Resident Representative Seva Payevskiy yesterday, Prime Minister Hou thanked World Bank for its unwavering support to the Government and people…

Health data management policies needed

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services lacks data management policies and need to legislate relevant Act to safeguard it. It also lacks of data protection legislation for privacy purposes. These are the research findings presented during the National Health symposium held in Honiara this week by one of the local academics, Ronney Kenitahana who…