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    Honiara PPC suspended

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    BY IRWIN ANGIKI The provincial police commander (PPC) for Honiara City is on suspension. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau confirmed this yesterday, adding the decision was taken due to the PPC’s “behaviour and actions” which “does not...

    STEP DOWN GINA!

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    Western premier urged to give way to new gov’t BY BEN BILUAGizo WESTERN Province Premier David Gina has been told to step down. This comes following the resignation of five of his ministers early this week and...

    Premiers question Policy Redirection

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Government’s Policy Redirection has not sunk well with some provinces attending the Premiers Conference in Honiara yesterday. Chief of Staff in the Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Robson Djokovic told the...

    Work to bring home nationals in Philippines

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO  WORK to bring home remaining stranded students and Solomon Island nationals in the Philippines is still ongoing. This was confirmed by James Bosamata, deputy secretary for Ministry of Education and Human Resources...

    Independent leader says ‘no more middlemen’

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    The Leader of Independent Group in Parliament, John Dean Kuku, has called on the DCGA to immediately ban foreigners from applying and obtaining licences to export beche-de-mer, and give the opportunity to local indigenous...

    It’s not a ‘nuclear base’

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    AUSTRALIA says it is committed to the security and prosperity of the Pacific and wider Indo-Pacific region.  Solomon Islands is a partner and close friend of Australia, underpinned by a transparent, honest relationship of mutual...

    Man gets 10 years for sex with step-daughter

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A man has been slapped with a 10-year jail sentence for having sexual intercourse with his step-daughter. The man, who cannot be named to protect the victim’s identity, committed the crimes on four...

    High court quashes Crown appeal

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA HIGH Court Judge Justice Leonard Maina has dismissed the Crown’s appeal on the acquittal of former Member of Parliament for Baegu/Asifola David Tome. Maina delivered the ruling yesterday at the High Court following...

    SolAir pays tribute to late tourism chief ‘Jo’

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    Solomon Airlines says it is feeling the sorrow over the death of Tourism Solomons CEO, Joseph ‘Jo’ Tuamoto. In a media statement yesterday, Airlines CEO Brett Gebers gives a powerful tribute to the person who...

    New British High Commissioner

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    The UK Government, through its Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), has announced the appointment of a new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and the Republic of Nauru. FCDO said in a statement Thomas Edward...