PM lauds PNG’s support

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the ongoing commitment by the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Solomon Islands which continues to strengthen and improve relations between two Melanesian brothers. Mr Sogavare said this while welcoming Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Hon Rimbink Pato, who is on a two…

New fee policy irks parents

SINU urged to reconsider decision STUDENTS intending to study at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are required to pay their first semester fees in full. And SINU insisted it will not admit students who turn up with part or half semester fees. Pro Vice-Chancellor (academic) Dr Patricia Rodie confirmed the new measure to the…

Juveniles in court for bicycle theft

Two juveniles who allegedly stole a bicycle at a Naha home early last month will appear again in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Monday next week. The boys aged 17 and 18 who cannot be named for legal reasons are facing one count each of larceny in a dwelling house. Police prosecutor Alice Foanaota said on…

Marau Sound attempted murder case

A committal hearing will be made on a case of a man who allegedly attempted murder on his brother once all disclosures are provided. The hearing was scheduled for yesterday but was not possible because prosecution has not yet collected the medical report from the police. The defence counsel was not available as he was…

Auluta delegation meets PM

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has met with a delegation of representatives from the Auluta Basin in Malaita Province on Thursday. Auluta Basin has been earmarked for the proposed palm oil development. During the meeting the seven men delegation expressed their desire for Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government to facilitate the implementation of this…

‘PM be sensitive’

The Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group, Honorable Manasseh Maelanga, is in support of calls made to the Prime Minister to work with available public institutions within the government machinery, including his Ministers. “This is our country and we need to respect all institutions established under the laws of the land. We must grow within…

Vendors chased, betel nut confiscated

THREE women were caught selling betel nut yesterday on the street by the Honiara City Council (HCC) law enforcement officers, which has attracted a huge crowed. Despite the recent call from the HCC authority to keep 7 metres clear from the shops and buildings along the Honiara Street, some vendors continue to breach the 7…