Under-performed USP students to be recalled

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus, who have failed more than half of their courses for the first semester, will return home. This was revealed to this paper by an executive member of the Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) in Suva, Fiji. Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsored…

PM briefs Bainimarama on summit event

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Fiji counterpart, Prime Minister rank Bainimarama were yesterday briefed on the programme for the 4th summit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) which is set to begin in Honiara today. The 4th summit to be convened under the theme of ‘Stewardship for Health Oceans and Healthy Nations’ is…

Private sector trade show underway

The private sector mini trade show is now underway after it was officially opened on Monday. Deputy Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum, Peni Lomaloma officially unveiled the show at the Art Gallery in Honiara. Many local businesses including members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) are attending the show which…

Wisil blazes in 100m

FIJI SUN – TOEA Wisil became Paciifc Island nations’ first female track and field athlete to qualify on merit for this year’s Rio Olympics. She didn’t need to as she had already got a Rio spot as one of two PNG athletes on the universality rule – which allows restricted numbers from weaker countries automatic…

PM hits back

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has refuted insinuations by former Parliamentarian, Mr Nolen Leni and the Leader of the Independent Group, Hon Derek Sikua that he was involved in events leading up to the 5th June 2000 coup. The Leader of the Independent Group has insinuated in a media statement that the Prime Minister was…

Revenue Loss

Delays in the High Court deprives govt of “Millions” in log export taxes Protracted delays in promptly dealing with cases involving logging companies have prompted calls for the “realignment” of the High Court to ensure its integrity is not compromised. “These delays are costly, frustrating and do not give the judiciary a good image,” a…

‘Land is not an excuse to development’

THE former premier of Malaita Province Reuben Moli says land is not an excuse to development; it is the positive mindset that landowners and the government need to have. Moli said this in a past interview with this paper in Auki on the development trend of Malaita Province. “We are 300 miles behind time, and…

Public commends use of breathalyzers

Members of the public have commended the use of breathalyzers by police to crackdown on drink-driving. This follows the first use of breathalyzer by police last weekend which resulted in 10 people being apprehended for taking alcohol over the legal limit.  “This is what we want. This device is really good and this must be…

Private sector prepares for Mini-Trade Show

The Private Sector is holding a one-week mini-trade-show in Honiara starting on Monday, which will also coincide with the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF). The trade show is hosted in collaboration with the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA), Small and Medium Enterprise Council (SMEC) and Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC). The…