DOLPHIN CAGING

Operator identified A DOLPHIN captive centre police raided at Mbungana, Central Province, last Saturday was operated by the country’s only qualified veterinary Dr Baddeley Anita. Central Province premier Patrick Vasuni confirmed this to the Solomon Star. “…yes the province has granted Dr Anita a licence to keep dolphins at Mbungana,” MrVasuni said. “But this is…

Casino owner’s son acquitted

THE court on Tuesday found the son of the owner of the Pacific Casino hotel who allegedly tried to burn the hotel down not guilty of the allegation after a trial. Tommy Leong was therefore acquitted of the charges of two counts of arson, two counts of attempted arson and four counts of malicious damage.…

PM officiates opening of regional nursing meeting

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare officiated the opening of the 18th South Pacific Nurses Forum and 7th South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance Meeting in Honiara on Monday. The five-day meeting attended by nurses and midwifery officers from the South Pacific region is convened under the theme ‘Towards Nursing Excellence for Universal (Pacific) Health.’…

Scholarship deal under review

The Ministry of Education is currently reviewing itsSolomon Islands Government scholarship program (SIG). The review is expected to come in effect as of next year, 2017. Ministry of Education Communication officer, Selu Maezama revealed this yesterday. He said that the review is to improve the scholarship program. “We are working towards the 2017 budget.The outcome…

Absence of PSs irk opposition leader

THE Parliament Opposition group leader Jeremiah Manele yesterday urged the government to ensure permanent secretaries turn up for the Bills hearings in Parliament. “The Bills and Legislation Committee had to postpone hearings because PSs failed turn up,” Mr Manele told Parliament. He said PSs should be committed in order to complete the amount of outstanding…

Party development program launched

REGISTERED political parties have just completed the first training workshop session of the Political Party Development Program on Friday 28 October 2016. The program is part of the Political Parties Commission’s core functions under the Political Parties Integrity Act passed by Parliament in 2014. “The workshop is the first of its kind ever held for…

PM adjourns Parl, six bills before committee

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has adjourned Parliament to November 14. Six bills will be ready for deliberation by Parliament at the Second Reading stage when it resumes its final sitting for this year on the 14th of November. The bills- Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill 2016, Land Surveyors Bill 2016, Child and Welfare Bill…

NEW TWIST

Mixed results from pageant show under criticism THE latest twist of the result for the Miss Solomon Islands Pageant 2016 has come under heavy criticism by members of the public over the past few days. This came following the announcement of two dissimilar results which the organisers have announced on early Sunday morning during the…