Driver unhurt in collision

A TAXI driver in Auki, Malaita, escaped injury when his car collided with a pick-up truck on Christmas eve. Eye-witnesses said the driver was drinking and traveling at high speed when it collided head-on with the passenger truck. Malaita provincial police commander Alfred Uiga confirmed the incident and added the driver escaped unhurt. “The driver…

Heavy rain alert remains

HEAVY rain alert remained in force for Choiseul, Isabel, and Malaita provinces. The Weather office issued the alert on Friday. It said the situation was due to a trough that lies over the Solomon Islands. Associated cloud and rain are expected to affect the northern parts of Solomon Islands within the next 24 to 48…

Suri defends Dettke

LCC acted outside its role, claims lawyer A LAWYER for the Minister of Forestry Bodo Dettke has accused the Leadership Code Commission of acting outside its statutory role. This was after the Commission, which comprised of chairman Francis Luza, Waeta Ben Tabusasi and Henry Isa, called on Mr Dettke to relinquish his portfolio to protect…