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…

Gold ridge landowners warned of bogus investors

THERE are claims of con agent and ghost company going around to fool landowners and government authorities on the new partnership deal for the resumption of Gold Ridge mine. A statement from the Gold-Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL) cautioned that there are groups of local people associated with some foreigners, who are interfering in the…

Tourist couple tie knot here

A COUPLE from Cairns in Australia created history as the first to tie the knot in Honiara as visitors on board a cruise ship. Adam Steven Frew and Briohny Erin Cook were the happy couple yesterday, in a wedding staged at the Heritage Park Hotel, in Honiara. They travelled in the Cruise ship Pacific Eden,…

GOV’T BEHIND TIME: MANELE

THE Opposition Group has reminded the government to table the 2017 Annual budget in time. This came after the government failed to stick to the time schedule of the Public Financial Management Act. Opposition leader, Jeremiah Manele told the opening session of Parliamenton Tuesday that part 6 of the Public Financial Management Act, clause 48,…

Queen set for Apia

THE newly-crowned Miss Solomon Islands is looking forward to showcasing the country at the South Pacific Pageant in Apia, Samoa, on December 3rd. Camilla Grossmith from Munda and Vela La Vela in Western Province, took the crown and other awards including Best Speech, Best Talent and Best Sarong. The 23-year-old, who is studying at the…

DNA TEST OPTION

THE Australian lady that returned to the country to trace her long lost father has opted for a DNA test. This is to prove any biological relationship with her father’s relatives. Margaret Simones has been in the country for few weeks in search for her father, a former seafarer by the name Thomas. That was…

Dengue kit shortage

Diagnostic testing kits for dengue fever has ran out at the Kilu’ufi hospital in Malaita province. Reports reaching the paper on Monday said, the kits were out of stock since last week. However suspicious cases related to the mosquito borne disease continued to be received by the hospital with a couple of patients being admitted.…