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…

It’s 10%

NPF declares $276m profit NATIONAL Provident Fund (NPF) is paying out another 10 per cent interest rates to its members. This was the same rate it paid to its members at the end of the last financial year. Yesterday, Finance minister Snyder Rini announced another 10 per cent pay-out, while declaring a profit of $276…

Rini: Govt committed to NPF

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini has assured government’s commitment towards the National Provident Fund (NPF). Speaking at the end of the Fund’s financial year yesterday, Rini said the government will continue to support the intentions of the Fund in its investment endeavors to deliver sustainable growth of members’ wealth for retirement. “Moreover, the…

Local investment performing

CHAIRMAN of National Provident Fund, Peter Boyers says the domestic equity investments continued to perform strongly again this year. Speaking at the end of the Fund’s financial year yesterday, Boyers said this was seen by the increase in their cash dividends from their domestic equity investments; a)    South Pacific Oil Limited (SPOL), b)    Solomon Telekom…