Threat from bombs is real

THE latest discovery of about 100 unexploded ordnance (UXOs) at Gilbert Camp in East Honiara is concerning but not surprising. This is because Honiara city is located on a battle ground and one of the hot-spots where fighting occurred more than 76 years ago. The discovery over the weekend and subsequent death of two young…

In court with Assumpta

Man facing numerous incest charges to plea, May 31 Warrant of arrest issued for Nehemiah Bail app for man facing several arson charges today Juvenile facing house breaking charge released on bail Man facing numerous incest charges to plea, May 31 A MAN facing a number of incest charges dating back to 2014 when his…

‘SORE REPORT UNQUALIFIED’

‘Sore Report’ has no legal basis to dissolve council, says author THE author of the report, which raised serious allegations of financial rorts within the Honiara City Council, says his report “has no legal basis to dissolve the Council.” Former Clerk, Rence Sore, wrote the report titled, Political Interference in the Management of Honiara City…

Two new cases on-board PNG vessel

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has announced two new additional COVID-19 positive cases under the category of ‘Conveyance or Ships’.  PM in his nationwide address on Monday said the two new cases were from a PNG registered Landing Craft, MV Kopi Chief that arrived from Lae recently, chartered by a private company in Honiara. Prime Minister Sogavare…

101 bombs discovered

OVER 100 US 105mm High Explosive bombs that remain after the Second World War have been discovered and removed at Gilbert Camp, East Honiara. The unexploded ordnance (UXOs) were unearthed after two days operation. The discovered UXOs are similar to the one that claimed the lives of two young Solomon Islanders during a deadly bomb…

PM UPSET, WARNS FIRMS

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has warned that private or commercial companies that undermines the safety and security of this country will be dealt with. The PM made this statement during his nationwide address on Monday following reports that several private and commercial companies are coordinating chartered flights and shipping vessels without the approval of…

2nd AstraZeneca batch arrive soon

The second batch of AstraZeneca is expected to arrive in the country next month. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil announced this during the fortnightly talk-back show, Sunday. She said according to the country’s donor partners the vaccine are expected to arrive next month, and that is the second…

Malaita outclass city lads 

TWO of the country’s top provincial beach soccer teams, Malaita and Honiara met in what was dubbed as an early grand final match of the Mariner Beach Soccer Championship at the DC Park, Sunday. Defending champions, Malaita proved a better side defeating hosts Honiara Titans 4-1 in group A of the Mariner Beach Soccer Championship.…