PIDF starts today

THE Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit is set to start today in Honiara, with a grand opening ceremony at the Lawson Tama Stadium, at 7am.  “Stewardship for Healthy Oceans & Nations” is the theme of the Leaders Summit. It will run starting today till tomorrow, at the Mendana Hotel According to the chair…

Plan to oust Temotu premier looms

The future of the current Temotu provincial premier Nelson Menale is uncertain following claims his leadership style no longer serves the interests of the province. His deputy Stanley Tehiahua has confirmed yesterday that his executive members plan to consult Menale to resign from the post as premier. Deputy Premier Tehiahua said if he refuses to…

Under-performed USP students to be recalled

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus, who have failed more than half of their courses for the first semester, will return home. This was revealed to this paper by an executive member of the Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) in Suva, Fiji. Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsored…

PM briefs Bainimarama on summit event

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Fiji counterpart, Prime Minister rank Bainimarama were yesterday briefed on the programme for the 4th summit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) which is set to begin in Honiara today. The 4th summit to be convened under the theme of ‘Stewardship for Health Oceans and Healthy Nations’ is…

Private sector trade show underway

The private sector mini trade show is now underway after it was officially opened on Monday. Deputy Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum, Peni Lomaloma officially unveiled the show at the Art Gallery in Honiara. Many local businesses including members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) are attending the show which…

Wisil blazes in 100m

FIJI SUN – TOEA Wisil became Paciifc Island nations’ first female track and field athlete to qualify on merit for this year’s Rio Olympics. She didn’t need to as she had already got a Rio spot as one of two PNG athletes on the universality rule – which allows restricted numbers from weaker countries automatic…

PM hits back

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has refuted insinuations by former Parliamentarian, Mr Nolen Leni and the Leader of the Independent Group, Hon Derek Sikua that he was involved in events leading up to the 5th June 2000 coup. The Leader of the Independent Group has insinuated in a media statement that the Prime Minister was…

Revenue Loss

Delays in the High Court deprives govt of “Millions” in log export taxes Protracted delays in promptly dealing with cases involving logging companies have prompted calls for the “realignment” of the High Court to ensure its integrity is not compromised. “These delays are costly, frustrating and do not give the judiciary a good image,” a…