Logging landing craft intercepted

POLICE at the Maritime Department who are doing sea patrols during the lockdown have intercepted a landing craft owned by a logging company based in the Western Province. Police Maritime patrols intercepted the landing craft outside of the Solfish area at Lunga at 8:35pm on Sunday night on 29 August 2021, a statement issued by…

Police arrest 20 people last night for breaching lockdown exercise

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) on operation have arrested twenty people during the lockdown exercise last night. COVID-19 Police Operation Commander, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Simpson Pogeava says, โ€œEighteen suspects were arrested relating to breaching of the lockdown regulations and two suspects arrested relating to kwaso (homebrew) issues.โ€ Commander Pogeava says, โ€œThose…

East Areโ€™Are chiefs lauds customary land recording

THE traditional chieftainship of East Areโ€™ Are in Malaita Province has applauded the National Government for implementing the Customary Land Recording Act. The main purpose of the Customary Recording Programme was to record the land rights of customary landholding groups. It also allowed recording tribal genealogies which will be officially recognized and subsequently registered in…

SINU DEFENDS ACTION

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has defended its position for not renewing contracts of academic and non-academic staff, saying they were part of the problem previous SINU Management could not shake it off. An estimated 281 staff, including security and cleaners have been left in the dark about their future and are seeking legal…

WHO IS RIGHT?

AG, Premier Suidani locked horns over Sifoniโ€™s sacking   THE Attorney General (AG), John Muria Junior said the termination of the Malaita Deputy Premier Randal Sifoni is illegal, according to the Provincial Government Act. Mr Muria stated this in response to a letter from the Malaita Province Legal Officer, Bradley Dalipanda when seeking legal opinion…

$200K TO 39 DCGA MPsโ€™

Is the PRC deceived on development funding?   THE Government may have deceived the Peopleโ€™s Republic of China (PRC) on its latest request for extra funding, according to documents released by the Opposition Leaderโ€™s Office yesterday. These documents include a Minute signed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last Wednesday (25th August 2021). Titled, Additional PRC…

GOVT BOWS TO MALAITA MISLEADING

The front page headline by Island Sun newspaper โ€˜GOVT BOWS TO MALAITAโ€™ is outright misleading and way off the mark. Special Secretary to Prime Minister Albert Kabui urged media outlets to report facts and not creating agenda plucked out of thin air. Kabui reiterated that issues in the petition by Honiara based Malaitans is now…