New biosecurity website launched

SOLOMON Islands has a new website for biosecurity that was launched in Honiara on Thursday. The Australian Government funded the website, which is one of the activities under the $14 million budget that runs from 2013-2016. Under the same funding, the Australia government supported other projects as well. Rebecca Gibb, Counsellor, Economics and Strategy of…

Sikua stands by comments

THE Leader of the Independent Group, Dr Derek Sikua says he stands by the comments he made in support of the CEO of Solomon Airline’s decision to suspend its operations on Tuesday. Dr Sikua was responding to the Minister of Finance Synder Rini, terming Dr Sikua’s statement on 8th June as “inaccurate, misleading, downright untrue,…

MSG summit moved here

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit is scheduled to take place in Honiara on 14th July. The summit was originally scheduled for Port Vila in Vanuatu at the start of May, but moved to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, towards end of June. However, it was postponed again because the leaders could not find…

Nurses, docs submit demand to gov’t

ABOUT 300 paramedics and doctors, who served at National Referral Hospital during the ethnic conflict from 1998-2003 on Guadalcanal are demanding compensation from the government. They are asking the government to pay each of them $300,000 – a request if granted would cost tax payers about $90 million. The submission came after the government paid…

Te’e: no more wars

A FORMER commanded of the disbanded Guadalcanal Revolution Army (GRA) has slammed rumours circulating in town that Guadalcanal people are starting another war. Andrew Te’e came out public to dispel the rumours after fears expressed, especially by Malaitans living on the outskirts of Honiara.  “Let me say this: the rumours are simply untrue,” Mr Te’e…

Brothers to seek bail

A POSSIBLE bail application will be made in court next week for three men accused of involving in a clash that broke out with another party at the Water Front nightclub. George Gray of Public Solicitor’s Office will apply for bail to Paul Junior Maenu’u, Lency Maenu’u and Henry Maenu’u. The brothers appeared in the…

Report it

LCC has powers to probe unexplained wealth: Kalu PUBLIC servants possessing unexplained wealth that are far beyond their incomes can be reported to the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) for proper investigation. LCC chairman Solomon Kalu clarified this in the wake of claims certain public servants are enriching themselves through dishonest allocations of government contracts. “The…