PM told: put your money where your mouth is

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the Prime Minister to “walk the talk” and “put the money where his mouth is”. In a statement, the Opposition Group said amongst the list of promises the Prime Minister and his Government promised to the people of this country, a notable one is the projects in Malaita province.…

Public take advantage of road show

THE public and local customers in and around Auki, Malaita province are taking advantage of the three days road show conducted by Island Enterprise Limited (IEL) and Origin Gas this week. The road show kicked off on Wednesday and will end today to coincide with the Malaita second appointed day celebrations. The display and demonstration…

Strike saga to TDP

The strike issue between the Solomon Islands national university management and its lecturers is now before the Trade Dispute Panel (TDP). This was confirmed by the President of the Lecturers Association. Sampson Tahonira on Thursday declined to make further comments but said the panel will deal with it. He added at the moment, he will…

SI/NZ talks successful

Bilateral talks between Solomon Islands Prime Minister (PM) and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCullywas successfully held on Thursday. Speaking during a press conference held after the meeting PM Sogavare thanked everyone who turned up for the high level talk, while warmly welcoming the presence of the New Zealand delegation into the country. Sogavare reiterated…

Why logger was put on notice

A LOGGING company seeking a licence to export its logs has failed to meet government forestry requirements. This is why SLH Timber Corporation Ltd, currently operating in northwest Guadalcanal, was served a “show cause” letter late last month. Commissioner of Forest, Reeves Moveni clarified this after SLH Timber’s director Donation Damikura accused the Ministry of…

Accused may change pleas

THE former correctional service officer facing multiple fraud charges might be entering guilty pleas to some of the charges against him. Don Lisi Talu’s matter was adjourned from the last occasion to yesterday for him to enter his pleas to the 57 charges against him. When the matter came before the court yesterday, his lawyer,…

Murder hearing adjourned

THE case of two men accused of the murder of a man at west Honiara in June this year has been further adjourned to Wednesday next week. Wednesday’s hearing was for the defence counsel to confirm to the court the type of preliminary inquiry to be conducted on this case. The presiding magistrate in this…

Man convicted of manslaughter

CHIEF Justice Sir Albert Palmer on Wednesday convicted a man of manslaughter instead of murder, for which he was tried. This is due to the accused having a state of “unsound mind”. Sir Albert made this orders yesterday after prosecution and the defence counsels presented their closing submissions. Ngadabeu Maenari’i was therefore acquitted of the…