Covid brings SI, Aust closer than ever

Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Australia Robert Sisilo, has likened the Covid-19 Pandemic to a big dark cloud that has descended on planet earth, bringing death and destruction.   But like every black cloud it has a silver lining; it has brought Solomon Islands and Australia closer than ever.  Australia’s assurance to support COVAX AMC to…

REFUND BOOSTS SAVINGS

10% tax refund boosts NPF youSave members By IAN M.KAUKUINewsroom, Honiara   THE roll out of the 10% tax refund to ‘youSave lo mobile’ members of National Provident Fund (NPF) announced by the Minister of Finance last month has boosted members’ savings. Speaking at a joint press conference with the two national mobile network operators…

WEST TO SUE GOV’T

Over provincial govt Act which disadvantages provinces BY ULUTAH GINAGIZO NEWS BUREAU   THE Western Provincial Government (WPG) is prepared to file a lawsuit against the national government in the High Court over introduction of the Provincial Government Act of 1997. Premier David Gina made the statement after realising that the said Act appeared to…

DPM: “Bribery allegation, shocking”

Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga has rebuffed cheap allegation that he was in the Malaita Provincial Capital Auki yesterday to lobby for the downfall of Premier Daniel Suidani.  Responding on Wednesday, Hon. Maelanga said, a Facebook post last night by a Malaita Political Advisor claiming that he carried huge cash to lure Malaita Provincial Members…

Con man jailed  

A MAGISTRATE has urged members of the public not to be fooled and succumbed into investing their money in schemes that are unlawful and offer high returns which are too good to be true. Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison made these bench remarks when sentencing a man who obtained a total of $50,000 from three men…

MPG STEPS IN

Ready to foot provincial secretary’s bill By WILSON SAENIAuki News Bureau   THE Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) is prepared to keep the Provincial Secretary (PS) Fredrick Fa’abasua in the office if no reason was given for his recall. Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel highlighted this when he addressed the public at the Auki Central Market, Tuesday.…

CURFEW BREAKER ACQUITTED 

A MAN who stood trial for breaching the curfew on April 11 at Kukum in Honiara has been acquitted of the offence. This was after Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi found that the crown has failed to prove that the areas of Kukum and Mbua Valley are within Honiara as defined in the Emergency Powers (Covid-19)…

Strict conditions for quarantines

ALL passengers that arrived on the flight from Guangzhou, China to Honiara last week Wednesday 2nd September 2020 are now in their respective quarantine stations under strict conditions.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this at his weekly nation-wide address yesterday. “All 104 passengers that arrived from Guangzhou since arrival have now been quarantined at their…

PROTEST, DEMAND 

Malaita public protest removal of PS, demand his reinstatement within 24 hours By WILSON SAENI Auki Newsroom Bureau   THE move by the government to recall Malaita Provincial Secretary (PS) Fredrick Fa’abasua back to Honiara has sparked a peaceful protest at the Malaita provincial capital of Auki yesterday morning.  At the same time, there were demands…