Yow axing valid, says AG

BILLY Titiulu remains the chairman of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) and he has the powers to sack the authority’s chief executive officer Colin Yow. That was the view of Attorney General James Apania after Mr Yow insisted his sacking by Mr Titiulu was invalid. Mr Apaniai zoomed in on the issue after a weekend…

SINU graduation tomorrow

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will hold its third graduation ceremony tomorrow 28th April 2016 at the Maranatha Hall, east Honiara. A statement from the university said that a total of 1468 students from various schools within the university will be graduating. The statement added that Chancellor of SINU Sir John Baptista Muria will hand…

Ports workers praise new digital system

THE Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) workers are now using a digital entry system to enter data, thanks to the SIPA reforms. Officers who operate data entry at the ports yesterday said the new digital data entry system have impacted positively on the effectiveness and efficiency in executing their work. “For instance, we were used…

Man admits arson

A man has on Tuesday admitted allegations he trespassed into a property and burnt down a house while in possession of a firearm. After the court enter convictions against Richard Rava, Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi made an order for his remand. Public Prosecutor Elma Rizzu made the application to have Rava remanded in custody to…

Sae to face high court

MURDER accused Edmond Sae has been committed to stand trial at the High Court, yesterday. This followed a short form preliminary inquiry conducted into his case at the Rove prison before Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga. Sae faces charges of escaping from police custody, two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and two counts…

Gwaunaru’u set to reopen

The Gwaunaru’u Airport near Auki, Malaita, will reopen in the next two weeks following successful negotiations between the national government and representatives of the tribal groups claiming ownership over the airport site. The Commissioner of Lands, Nelson Naoapu, Permanent Secretary for Lands, Housing and Survey, Stanley Wale, and Permanent Secretary for Aviation and Communication, Moses…

Giant snails now in Afio

Residents of Afio station in Small Malaita are calling on responsible authorities to quickly address the presence of the African giant snails in the area. Crossen Wate told the Solomon Star that the bio agriculture officer there confirmed that theyfound few the snailscrawling around heavy-duty machineries recently brought to the station. Wate said the snails…

Bill protects whistleblowers

People wishing to remain anonymous while giving information to the media are covered under the Whistleblowers Protection bill 2016. Director of Public Prosecution, Ronald Talasasa stated this when asked by MP for Maringe Kokota, Dr Culwick Togamana, during the Bills and Legislative Committee hearing in Parliament last week. Talasasa said clause 8 of the bill…

Prendergast welcomes Anti-Corruption Bill

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