Tovosia retains seat 

MEMBER of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia has retained his seat after the election petition case against him was dismissed last Friday. Justice Rex Faukona dismissed the petition case against Tovosia after finding no evidence of bribery against him. Tovosia’s runner up in last April National General Election (NGE), Timothy Manepuria filed the petition…

Husband arrested over wife’s death

POLICE have arrested a man in his 40s who allegedly stabbed his wife to death at Putagita logging camp, Roviana Lagoon, Western Province, last Sunday. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Inspector Justina Fono confirmed this on Tuesday. “The suspect, the husband of the deceased, escaped from the logging camp in a dugout canoe…

Beck condemns Island Sun report

THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Collin Beck has condemned an Island Sun report that claimed he shot down a suggestion to send firefighters to Australia. The article further suggested that the ministry has downgraded its presence in Australia. But Beck clarified that contrary to that, Acting Prime Minister…

Wale: let’s pray for Australia

  OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale appeals to the churches and people of Solomon Islands to share a thought in their prayers, for the people of the East Coast of Australia, who have and are still suffering from the ongoing effects of the bush fires.   Wale added he was saddened by the deafening silence of the…

Gov’t urged to start implement budget

THE Government has been urged to start implementing the 2020 budget priorities. Leader of the Independent Group Robertson Galokale made the call on Tuesday. “The Government must shift-away from the usual practice of dragging its feet on budget implementation and immediately start implementing the 2020 Budget priorities, particularly allocations for preparation towards hosting the 2023 Pacific…

Tourism budget drops

THE Tourism industry will continue to fall behind if Government funding towards the sector continues to decrease. That’s according to the Leader of the Opposition Group Mathew Wale in his budget debate in the parliament last month. The government in its seriousness to slowly rid of logging industry look at tourism sector as one of…