Gov’t questioned over bauxite export saga

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has expressed grave concerns over the revelations this week of the involvement of senior Cabinet ministers in the bauxite export saga. In a statement, the Parliamentary Opposition says the revelations in the Island Sun newspaper are serious, as they border on corruption, and serious allegations of conflict of interest on the…

A changed mind-set vital to fair representation

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says a changed mindset by the entire society is integral to the process of ensuring equality in political representation in Solomon Islands. The Prime Minister made this remark on Tuesday when he opened the ‘Conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation’ in Honiara. He said as Prime Minister, he was profoundly…

Preparation for 8th Premiers conference underway

Preparation for the 8th Premier’s Conference is now gaining momentum as the local organising committee (LOC) and Central Coordinating committee are starting to plan and put things into action towards the event. The 8th Premier’s conference is scheduled to be held on 1st of October and will be co-hosted by the Guadalcanal Province and the…

SINU joins university network to address food security issues

Nadi, Fiji: To work and stay healthy, we all need sufficient, safe and nutritious foods through out our entire life. This week, more than 40 researchers, lecturers, teachers, and administrators from regional Universities, government ministries, and international organizations attended a workshop convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (TCARC), USP, PIURN and…

Integrated agricultural project launched in Central Kwara’ae

A ground-breaking ceremony for the Malaita Integrated Pig and Agriculture Training Centre was successfully launched at Adaliua, Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province on Wednesday. The ground ceremony was part of the Solomon Islands Government’s partnership with the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan to develop agriculture in Solomon Islands. The launching was attended by the Minister of…

Ronia slams budget claim

A FORMER central banker and retired auditor general has described as “false assurance”, the $364 million budget surplus the government claimed it made in the first quarter of this year. Government media consultant Alfred Sasako released a statement Monday on the reportedly surplus, describing it as a “major economic victory” for the government. He quoted…

Woman, brothers remanded

A WOMAN and two of her brothers have been remanded in custody yesterday for allegedly attacking the woman’s husband last month at Gilbert Camp area, East Honiara. The alleged victim, Fred Ramo, lodged his complaint to the police after he was discharged from the National Referral Hospital on June 1. According to the allegation, prosecution…

Court to fix date for rape case

THE court will today fix a date to hear evidences into an attempted rape case that allegedly occurred in Wagina, Choiseul Province, last year. The 22-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged victim because they are related, appeared briefly in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday. Since his lawyer was…