Flood victims get relief supplies

Victims of the Kwaibaita flood in East Malaita finally receive their food relief supplies after two months of waiting. This was confirmed by the Provincial Member for ward 16 Finely Fiumae in an interview with this paper on Wednesday. Mr Fiumae said the task of delivering the 2,500 rice bags was not easy especially when…

Deal with Southern Albacore, says Solomons

FFA — Solomon Islands has listed five key issues the Tuna Commission needs to take decisive action on during this week’s 13th WCPFC meeting underway in Fiji. Solomon Islands undersecretary (Technical) to the Ministry of Fisheries, Ferral Lasi said radical management initiatives are needed to address the severely overfished Northern Bluefin tuna fishery. “The current…

Anti-corruption walk today

THE country will join the globe to celebrate 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) today. In Honiara a walk to fight against corruption will be staged this morning. The message for this year’s anti-corruption day (IACD) is that corruption impacts negatively on our future, our children’s future, our resources, our democracy and the development of Solomon…

Call for govt to support RIPEL

AN outspoken man from Russell Islands has called on the government to take the lead in any reconciliation program amongst tribes in Russell islands. Simon Geataven said this after a group of foreign investor – Land Economic Management & Conservation (LEMCO) with locals have visited the islands and organized a reconciliation ceremony with tribes Keruval,…

Man arrested for robbery

Police have arrested a suspect in connection to an early morning robbery on Thursday morning. A statement from Police Media Unit said, the suspect was alleged to have been involved in a robbery at the Solomon Islands Public Employees Union (SIPEU) at the town ground office on Thursday morning. It was alleged three male persons…

Man nabbed with child explicit material

A SIXTY-six (66) year old man has been arrested yesterday for possession of child exploitation material. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, following the arrest investigation by the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF), Sexual Assault Unit is progressing. Other charges are being considered, the statement said. “This investigation commenced as a result…

APS grade six students challenged

Auki primary school (APS) students have been told to commit themselves in their studies to achieve better. This was highlighted by the APS head teacher Raphael Angii when addressing grade six students, parents and guardians who attended the 2016 prize giving and closing ceremony at the APS school hall on Wednesday. He told the students…