MP supports Federalism process

West Makira Member of Parliament (MP) Derrick Manu’ari has expressed support towards the proposed Federal system. Speaking during the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands in Kira Kira recently, he said that while he stands as a member of the Opposition to the Government; upon viewing the presentation on Unitary to Federalism he…

$3.7m payout over discussed: PMO

THE government’s $3.7 million payout made in the name of Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL) has been over-discussed therefore the Prime Ministers Officer (PMO) cannot make comments. That was according a very senior official from the Prime Minister’s Office who wanted to remain anonymous. “This issue has been over-discussed therefore we cannot make anymore further comments,”…

Uni students remain neutral

THE Solomon Islands National University Students Association (SINUSA) says it remain independent amidst the current strike action taken by the university lecturers. SINUSA president George Apato said, yesterday the body has made its decision to stay neutral amidst the problem affecting the lecturers. “Few weeks ago, we have intended to support the lecturers. “It is…

Gov’t increases support to SINU

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) as of next year 2016 will receive an additional funding support of SBD$7 million, to its recurrent budget. Minister of Education and Human Resources Development Dr. Derrick Sikua announced on Monday this week, cabinet has already approved the SBD$7 million increase for SINU. “Each year, the government normally supported…

Consumer affairs up to task: Hou’ua

THE consumer affairs and price control department of the Ministry of Commerce has been carrying out regular checks in Honiara shops. Director Geoffrey Dan Hou’ua said, his department officials are using three days every week to check goods in shops. A number of complaints have been raised in the recent past by consumers about shops…

Kwaio murder trial ends

TRIAL in relation to the murder of a man at East Kwaio, Malaita province, ended Tuesday at the High Court. Ngadabeu Maenari’i of Kwaio was accused of killing a man at Fanauriri village, in east Kwaio, on 21 April 2012. Prosecution alleged he stabbed a man with a knife following an argument between them. It…

Man accused of breaking into police office

A MAN has been remanded in custody on Monday for allegedly breaking into the Police Commissioner’s office at the Rove police headquarters last week. He is Albert Tutua, who has just been released from serving a prison term for a similar offence of break- in. Police Prosecutor John Palmer on Monday submitted that one of…

TSI head West with CDF workshop

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) is currently in the Western Province to hold workshops on the topic of Constituency Development Fund (CDF).  In a statement, the Communication Unit of TSI said that the awareness workshop is intended to increase citizen’s access to information concerning CDF  “During the visit, the TSI team will be holding four workshops…