Month September 2020

The bomb story

POLICE say the two foreigners killed in the bomb explosion at Tasahe, west Honiara, Sunday, had been storing old World War II explosives at their rented property. Australian Trent Lee and Briton Stephen “Luke” Atkinson died when an unexploded ordnance…

MALAITA ENDORSES SELF-AUTONOMY

MALAITA Provincial Government says it has endorsed and approved self-autonomy as part of its policy during an extraordinary meeting, Tuesday. “The resolution clearly stated that it is important that the awareness about this very important subject matter is carried out…
Pacific Casino

A mystery plastic bag and ‘few’ Chinese?

BY BARNABAS MANEBONA THE mysterious plastic bag and its content is still at large as police continues its investigation into the ‘Chinese plastic window’ incident at the Pacific Casino Hotel. The two Chinese known to be behind the incident are…

More join youSave

By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) youSave Retirement Scheme for self-employed or those in informal sectors has attracted 18,858 members to date. This was an increase from 5,414 members that registered since the launch of the…

Never forget the vulnerable groups in society

IN any crisis, often it is women and children who suffered most.That’s because of their vulnerabilities and other weaknesses. More often than not, they are also the most neglected. The coronavirus pandemic that had brought the world to its knees…

Call for more action on climate change

INDUSTRIALISED countries are called on to take greater global action to reduce the impacts of climate change. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Ethel Frances made the call during the Thirty-fifth Asia and Pacific Regional Conference…
Ganesh

SINU VC’s work permit processed

By EDDIE OSIFELO WORK on screening and finalising the work permit of embattled Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor, Dr Ganesh Chand is going through the process now. Commissioner of Labour, Josiah Manehia confirmed this to Island Sun yesterday.…

We need our book allowance: SIG students in Fiji

BY BARNABAS MANEBONA The second semester for this year is nearly through, and Government-sponsored students in Fiji institutions are still waiting for their book allowance. Disappointed SIG students at Fiji said they need the ‘Book Allowance’ because monthly allowances cannot…

CHINESE MONEY CLAIMS

Maelanga denies allegation of attempting to bribe Malaita leaders to topple Suidani-gov’t By EDDIE OSIFELO DEPUTY Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has denied allegation that he carried a large amount of money to Auki on Tuesday night to lobby Malaita Provincial…

Gov’t remains committed to fight covid-19: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says his Government remains committed and vigilant in its fight against covid-19. Speaking during his nation-wide covid-19 address on Monday this week, Prime Minister Sogavare said despite the criticisms, the Government is steadfast, focused, committed to…