HOU UNVEILS TOP PRIORITIES

Gov’t candidate for PM speaks of political and fiscal stabilities as top priorities By DELI OSO THE care-taker government’s candidate for Prime Minister has underscored political and fiscal stability as the leading priorities of his group should it form the new government next week. The Member of Parliament for Small Malaita Rick Hou told the…

DPP to review Sae’s verdict

Director of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa will be reviewing the verdict of former fugitive Edmond Sae who has been acquitted of the murder of former police commissioner Sir Frederick Soaki. Mr Talasasa said he will review the judgment and determine in the next two weeks whether or not, to appeal the verdict. “I will…

Sogavare shrugs off Fugui’s statement on ACB

Ousted Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare shrugged off statement by Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Honiara John Fugui, who argued that the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) should be delayed until the Traditional Governance Bill is ready.  Fugui made his statement in parliament on Monday when the no confidence motion to remove the PM was debated.…

Malaita schools need multi-purpose halls

Malaita Provincial Education Authority Chief Education Officer (CEO) Andy Siarani has called on the Malaita Provincial Government to channel  funding towards developing of schools multi-purpose halls. Mr. Siarani made the call when officiating at the Maoro Christian Community School Administration and Library building handing over program on Monday this week. While he appreciated the continuous…

Ousted PM defends stand on West Papua

THE ousted Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare defended his strong stance on the plight of the people of West Papua during the motion of no-confidence on Monday which saw him removed from the top political leadership position. The Member of Parliament for Central Honiara Moffat Fugui in his contribution to the motion said the Prime Minister…

Radiographers mark day

RADIOGRAPHERS at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Radiography Medical Imaging Department (X-ray) celebrated the World Radiography Day on Wednesday. The day marks the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895 andradiographersthe world over including Solomon Islands capitalise on the event to promote radiography as a vital contributor to modern health care. Under Secretary of…

Half a billion to MPs

THE 50 Members of Parliament (MPs) together received more than half a billion in a year, ousted Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has revealed. He said this huge amount of money if used wisely should have benefited the entire nation. Sogavare revealed this on Monday before he was voted out during a Motion of No Confidence…

Lasi reaches out to Baegu/Asifola

THE Literacy Association of Solomon Islands (LASI) has recently conducted a basic literacy teacher training in the Baegu Asifola constituency in Malaita Province. Participants in the two-week workshop held from October 23 to November 3 were from Fouia, Sulufou, Adatolo, New Rove, Ngoliana, Foufo and Aenamago. The workshop venue was held at the Usuusue Catholic…

SAE ACQUITTED OF SOAKI’S MURDER

Charged with manslaughter By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN FORMER fugitive Edmond Sae has been acquitted on Wednesday of the murder of the former Police Commissioner Sir Frederick Soaki in 2003 at Auki Motel in Auki, Malaita. Justice John Brown had Sae acquitted due to the inconsistencies of the evidences of the Crown witnesses. Despite being acquitted of…

[email protected] provides Start-Ups for youth’s businesses

Twenty two young entrepreneurs in Borderline, Green Valley and Burnscreek receive their materials this week to start their new small-scale businesses enterprise in their communities. The Group Leader for Young Entrepreneurs Component (YEC) Collin Albert congratulates these new business men and women and acknowledges their choice to improve their livelihoods through business initiatives. “They choose…