GALO RESIGNS

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Glynn Galo has stepped down from office following heavy protest by the university students on Monday. The peaceful protest which nearly turned violent was staged in front of the VC office for nearly five hours with the students armed with their banners demanding him to step…

Couple found dead in home

THE gruesome discovery of a dead couple inside their home yesterday evening has shocked the community of Mbumburu, Lengakiki in West Honiara. And they are still coming to terms with the incident which is under now Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) investigation. Initial report said, the husband who is from Tikopia is a teacher…

Officer suspended after road incident

A POLICE officer who was involved in a road incident in which a child was killed has been suspended while investigations continue. That was according to acting police commissioner Juanita Matanga. The incident occurred at Vura road last Tuesday afternoon. Ms Matanga said the officer was suspended to allow an independent investigation to be carried…

Dolphin owner to sue gov’t

THE Management of Solmarine Mammal Breeding Centre says it is taking legal action against the government over the raid done to its dolphin research facility on Mbungana, Gela, last Saturday. Officials from the Ministry of Fisheries and police in Honiara raided the facility and released 27 dolphins kept in pens by Solmarine. “Solmarine has not…

FIRE TRAGEDY

Early morning blaze destroys Hatanga head office FIRE fighters were unable to stop an early morning blaze that gutted the headquarters of Hatanga Ltd at Ranadi, east Honiara, last Friday. By day break, the main complex that housed the company’s office and warehouse was gone. “The fire started at around 3am,” a neighbour told the…

BOC, SolTuna partner to offer specials

BOC Gas yesterday announced its partnership with SolTuna for their November promotions, starting this week. BOC Gas Country Manager Nick Rolf said they are partnering with SolTuna this month to offer special bonuses such as free taiyo on a wide range of their products. “For the month of November, we are now partnering with SolTuna…

Korea hosts PICs meeting in Busa

SOLOMON Islands was among other Pacific Island Countries (PICs) that participated at the 4th Korea-PICs Senior Officials Meeting in Busan, Korea, from the 24th to the 27th of October, 2016. The Solomon Islands delegation was led by William Soaki, Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs & External Trade, Joseph Atkin-Tada, Assistant Secretary of the Asia, Africa…

Saving our last biodiversity hotspots

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Allow women to partake

“BOTH now and then, we had to accept your eternal wars.  And patiently we forgave whatever you did.  You didn’t receive critics – you were our idol.  But we did understand your play.  When we smilingly asked you “How did your peace negotiations go?  Did you decide upon peace?”  The man said: “Don’t bother.  Leave…

Family Protection Bill

Dear Editor – I was driving down to town this morning (yesterday) when I heard submissions made by the office of DPP to the Bills & Legislation Committee live by SIBC. However, DPP’s contribution was interesting which made me to share few thoughts in this medium. The issue I wish to share is the discipline…