ACOM Archbishop tours Malaita’s south

THE Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) the Most Reverend Leonard Dawea visited Southern and Arekwa regions of the Diocese of Malaita from 13th to 20th August. He visited, Hoasiteimwane parish hosted by Manepora community, Sa’a Parish and Walande Parish in Small Malaita region and Marou Parish hosted by Potani’u and Waroha Parish…

Gov’t hits out at report

THE Government has described the report published last week with the headline ‘Sogavare `agrees’ to settle claims’ as misleading and inaccurate. Government accused the writer ‘Alfred Sasako’ for the misleading report. “The Government admonishes Alfred Sasako for misleading the nation again, in his article entitled, “Sogavare `agrees’ to settle claims”. “The Government clarifies that the…

WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED WITH THE LOCKDOWN?

HONIARA – the nation’s administrative heartbeat – went into a 36-hour lockdown, which ended this morning. What, if anything has the nation achieved, let alone learned from the unlawful exercise, appropriately described as “misapplication of the law?” Put it another way, what has $1.8 million bought for the 160, 000 or so residents of Honiara…

Acting IRD chief under spotlight

POLYCARP PAEA – the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Acting) of the Inland Revenue Division [IRD] who has been accused of being involved in the illegal harvesting of bechedemer in Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) is on the radar of law enforcement agencies. A private shipping company has called for Mr. Paea’s “suspension, investigation and termination” in a…

20% of NRH staff not vaccinated

About 20 percent of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) staff are yet to get their vaccination. This was revealed by the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. George Malefoasi during a press conference on Friday. Dr. Malefoasi revealed this when asked by a journalist how many medical staff will be working during…

Senseless stoning

POLICE has recorded a total of five rock-throwing incidents during the first night of the 36 hours lock-down on Sunday 29 August in Honiara. A statement issued by the Police Media Unit said, the five rock-throwing incidents occurred on five different locations in Honiara resulting in the damage of three government vehicles used by the…

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, “Eighteen suspects were arrested relating to breaching of the lockdown regulations and two suspects arrested relating to kwaso (homebrew) issues.” Commander Pogeava says, “Those…

𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟑𝟔 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) appeals to the public in Honiara to respect government vehicles used by frontlines during the 36-hours lockdown from 6 pm 29 August to 6am 31 August 2021. This follows five rock-throwing incidents that occurred on five different locations in Honiara resulting in the damage of three government vehicles…

Central Coast earns point in draw

Central Coast Football Club (FC) and F-Ridge FC walked away with a point each after a 1-1 draw in the round three match of the Auki Langa Langa Football Association (ALFA) League over the weekend. The two teams failed to find an opening goal in the first half as they went for the half-time break…