SINTA’s new GS vows to work with gov’t

The Solomon Islands National Teachers Association’s (SINTA) new General Secretary Robert Lafisi has promised to work closely with the government and other stakeholders to address the outstanding concerns of teachers in the country. Speaking during the signatory ceremony at Rock heaven Inn, Mr Lafisi said that its time SINTA starts working together with responsible ministries…

PM plans attend top meetings

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he is planning to attend both the 2015 United Nations Climate Change conference in France and 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the Mediterranean state of Malta. He revealed this in a meeting on Wednesday with the French Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Pascal Maubert. The meeting was…

Accused to enter plea

The case of the man accused of trying to burn down the Pacific Casino Hotel will return to the court on August 13. This is for the accused Tommy Leong to enter his pleas to the additional charges laid against him. He appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday and his matter was further adjourned…

Juvenile accused of rape

The court will next week rule whether or not a juvenile accused of raping a 4-year-old girl will be committed to stand trial in the High Court. This was after a short form preliminary inquiry conducted on the case of the 16 year-old juvenile yesterday, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Public Prosecutor Margaret Suifa’asia yesterday…

Commissioner attends Chiefs Conference

Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast is currently in New Zealand attending the annual Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) conference. New Zealand is hosting this year’s conference in Auckland that started yesterday. Established in 2003 with the goal to support and enhance the contribution of women in policing within the Pacific Region.…

Rennell under police watch

The Royal Solomon Islands Police is closely keeping eye on the growing debate and dispute on mining and logging in Rennell. Deputy Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga said, a team has been deployed to the island to maintain visibility. “Their role is not to intervene at their own will; rather working closely with the relevant authorities…

FSII executive meets Thursday

Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) executive will meet to organize an open public forum today. This follows the many calls and outcries by FSII for appropriate actions against the strings of government controversial decisions. The meeting today will be held at the DSE conference room in China town. A statement from the FSII said that…