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…

New $10 note out today

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands announces the introduction of the new $10 note, the fourth banknote in the new family of banknotes, which also starts circulating today. “The new $10 banknote incorporates state of the art security features and stunning visual representations of the islands’ rich cultural heritage,” a statement from CBSI said. “The…

In court with Assumpta Buchanan

Oto’s pre-trial Dec 8 CONTINUATION of the pre-trial conference on the case of a former government officer accused of obtaining more than $800,000 of public funds through dishonest tender will be conducted on December 8. The pre-trial conference on the case of Stephen Jude Oto who faces 11 counts of official corruption was conducted on…

Garu: police make progress

MINISTER for Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Moses Garu says the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) is progressing on the right trend in this post RAMSI era. Speaking on the floor of parliament during the Motion of Sine Die on Monday, Mr Garu urged the country to trust the work of the police.…

Gov’t urged to help

PROVINCIAL premiers and the Deputy Mayor of Honiara City have strongly repeated their call on the National Government to allocate adequate resources to strengthen the revenue collection capacity of provincial governments. The provincial leaders resounded the call on day two of the 9th Premier’s Conference currently underway in Auki, Malaita Province, following presentations by a…