Parties reconcile

Solomon Islands Post Conflict Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPRRA) Guadalcanal has apologised to the national government, all provincial governments, Honiara City Council, all churches, diplomatic missions, RAMSI and all citizens of this country, Wednesday. Furthermore, it also seek forgiveness from former ex-combatants of Malaita, women and children for what they have done during the ethnic…

PIDF Secretariat meets taskforce

A two member delegation from the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, is currently in Honiara this week to meet with the Solomon Islands National Taskforce to finalise arrangements ahead of the PIDF Leader’s Summit next week. The delegation which comprised of the Deputy Secretary General of PIDF, Peni Lomaloma and Tony…

Mayor fined

Honiara City Mayor Alfrence Fatai and his female co-accused have been fined a total of $3,000 on Monday at the Honiara Magistrates Court. Failure to pay up the fine by close of business today will result in both of them serving two weeks in prison. Fatai pleaded guilty to the charges of driving without a…

Parties reconcile

Solomon Islands Post Conflict Reconciliation Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPCRRRA) Guadalcanal had reconciled with Marau and Royal Solomon Islands Police force at Rove playing ground, West Honiara, on Tuesday. The reconciliation was part of the National Healing and Apology programme organized by the national government to try and bring peace after the ethnic conflict on…

Gitoa sent behind bars for life

The court has yesterday sentenced Stanley Gitoa to life imprisonment for the murder of a man at Tetere, East Guadalcanal in 2010. Gitoa pleaded guilty to the murder on a previous court appearance before Justice Francis Mwanesalua. This is in relation to the incident on 11 November 2010 where he attacked the deceased using a…

Opposition leader uninvited to reconciliation ceremony

The Parliamentary Opposition Leader has not been invited to yesterday’s official opening ceremony of the weeklong reconciliation event. The Office of the Opposition group issued a statement saying Jeremiah Manele was not formally invited to join the event. The statement said that although a formal program was given late on Friday evening to the Leader,…

Excitement over peace event

MEMBERS of Solomon Islands Post Conflict Reconciliation Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPCRRRA) are happy to see the national healing and apology programme commenced yesterday in Honiara. Chairman for Guadalcanal desk, Joseph Sangu said a peace process and reconciliation cannot start anywhere but somewhere. “At least we seen the beginning of a peace process,” he said.…

Commissioner clarifies allowance

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is working with the government to address their outstanding special duty allowances. Commissioner of Police Frank Prendergast made the assurance yesterday following complaints raised by some police officers over delay of their allowances. They said failure to address the issue will result in a boycott in the upcoming Independence…

National apology

…For the atrocity of the ethnic tension PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says sorry to the people of this nation on behalf of the national government since July 1978 for the pain and sufferings experienced during the ethnic tension from 1998-2000. Sogavare made this solemn apology during the opening of the National Healing and Apology programme…

Peace event starts

Boycott will not hinder healing and apology programme THE National Healing and Apology Programme will continue despite disagreements from provincial governments and certain ex-militant groups. That’s according to chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee and government peace advisor, Fr John Ngalihesi. “As far as I am concerned, the programme will continue, and it starts tomorrow…