Why SIPA board go to Singapore

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority’s (SIPA) newly appointed board chairman says their trip last week to Singapore was to learn how that country manages its airline service. His explanation confirmed plans by SIPA to venture into the airline business as part of its reform programme. Mr Titiulu’s clarification came after public criticism of their trip. Critics…

A nation in mourning

Flags flown at half-mast in respect of Sir Peter ALL national flags and those of nations with offices here are flown on half-mast as the nation mourns the death of its statesman ,Sir Peter Kenilorea. As messages of condolences continue to pour in from abroad and at home, preparations are underway for a state funeral…

Algerian envoy meets Maelanga

Algerian Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Abdelaziz Lahiouel has paid a courtesy visit to the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga on Thursday. Solomon Islands and Algeria has established diplomatic relations since 2012. Mr Maelanga while welcoming Ambassador Lahiouel and congratulated him for his appointment. The two leaders discussed issues of common interest to both countries and…

Date set for juvenile’s sentencing

The magistrates court has set March 9, as sentencing date, of a 15 year-old juvenile who assaulted a police officer in Russell Islands, Central Province, last year. The sentencing date was set after sentencing submissions and mitigation were made before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo yesterday. Police Prosecutor John Palmer personally presented a proper…