In Court with Assumpta

* Court to summon alleged fraudster* Man accused of beating wife to enter plea* Def case next for two drug accused Court to summon alleged fraudster   THE Prosecution will be serving summons to an accused facing numerous charges of false pretence and demanding with menace to appear in court on February 8. That is…

Oil spill from wreckage at Lata wharf

An old tuna boat that sank off the Lata wharf, Temotu Province, a decade ago has begun leaking oil, prompting a resident to call on authorities to clean up the wreck before the oil spillage turns into an environmental disaster. In an email sent to this paper yesterday, Mr. Cedric T Williams, a resident of…

Dead body found, Police call for ID

A DEAD body of an adult male person was discovered floating at sea in the Kokosu area of Noro Township, Tuesday morning. In a Police Media statement, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) calls on members of the public at Noro and surrounding communities to help identify the dead body. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC)…

SIG, ADB conclude grant, loan talks

THE Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) has concluded the loan and grant negotiation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Honiara, last Thursday. This is for the proposed Land and Maritime Connectivity Project.  As it’s being set out in the Government’s National Transport Plan 2017–2036, the guiding principles for…

Ziru appointed as interim TCSI boss

The Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) welcomes on board Mr. Calvin Ziru as the Interim Commissioner of the Telecommunications Commission of Solomon Islands (TCSI). Mr. Ziru assumed office on Tuesday after receiving his letter of appointment from the Minister of Communications and Aviation, Hon Peter Shannel Agovaka on 29th January 2021. In accordance with section 10…

UCSI ordains new minister

The United Church of Solomon Islands, UCSI, has joyfully welcomed another Church minister into its folds on Saturday 30th January 2021. The new Minister is Reverend Rockson Benisi, from Rukutu village in Marovo Lagoon, Western Province. His ordination was conducted by the United Church Moderator Reverend David Garunu at the Wesley United Church in Honiara,…

Suidani cautions gov’t to be transparent 

MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani continues to remind the national government and the leaders of the country to be wise and transparent in the use of the funds acquired through loan during this current health crisis. Suidani reminded the government after he acknowledged the Government and people of Japan for the loan of SBD190 million…

AG: emergency health bill on track

WORK on the public emergency health bill is on track and the timeline for the Bill to be submitted to Parliament is on the first week of March, says Attorney-General John Muria (Jnr). Mr. Muria in a statement issued by Prime Minister Press Secretariat said consultations will continue this month and final work on the…

31 Covid-19 tests return negative 

THIRTY-ONE swabs collected in the contact tracing to the latest covid-19 scare in Malaita have all returned negative, according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. At the same time, it was revealed that the ministry’s contact tracing team is still trying to establish close contact(s) of the student whose case triggered the activation…

‘SORT OUT MESS’

Call for teamwork about Lawson Tama   FORMER president of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), Adrian Wickham calls on the SIFF Executive to work together with the National Sports Council (NSC), National Hosting Authority (NHA), and the Honiara City Council (HCC) to sort out the Lawson Tama Stadium issue. The HCC has terminated the…