Heavy rain forces schools closure

THE continuous heavy downpour in Auki over the past three days has forced schools in town to cancel classes and students sent back home. Auki has experienced nonstop showers, thunder storms and strong winds the past three days. Classes were normal all of last week; however with the wet weather conditions experienced since Friday, classes…

Kilu’ufi water problem resolved

EFFICIENT water supply has successfully been restored at Kilufi hospital after weeks of water shortages. This was after both the hospital and its residence operating and running on water shortage the past three weeks, leading to questions raised over the management’s lack of proactively addressing the issue. However Director of Malaita provincial health services, Dr…

Road blocks in south road, Police not aware

REPORTS have surfaced of road blocks being set up along the south road near U’ura village, Central Kwara’ae over the past week. Reports reaching this paper claimed that a good number of youths who claimed to be doing road maintenance in the area are believed to be demanding vehicles from $50 to $100 dollars before…

Police arrest suspected arsonist

POLICE have arrested and charged a man suspected of burning down three houses and a kitchen in Anofiu village, East Kwara’ae last week. Atori police yesterday confirmed that the suspect had allegedly burnt down his own house, along with those of his father and brother. Police also alleged that he (the suspect) burnt down the…

Police investigators onto instigators

INCIDENCES of the magnitude of what happened last Friday are often not coincidences. As such, police have confirmed having the leads to instigators. Honiara City Commander Gabriel Manelusi said such incidences do not happen without prior planning. “Whoever were instigators of the whole mess are under police radar. Police are investigating leads to instigators,” Mr…

Rumours cause panic

Police switch to high alert mode as city in lockdown HONIARA city was in total lockdown at around 1:30pm yesterday as police scramble to thwart what was rumoured to be another riot. Quick reaction from police secured the city although panic has forced businesses and offices to close doors as early as 2pm. At around…

Donated money

Dear Editor – Please allow me a space in your paper to voice my concern about the millions of dollars donated from the outside. The issue of Panatina campus which is used as evacuation centre becomes a public debate now. Too many complains are raised in the media about it. But nothing is done to…

Logger granted logging licenses

Temotu provincial government has now finally issues a business and export licences to Jaya Berjaya logging company.  The controversial Vanikoro Island logging issue has been on debate since September last year when the company defied the provincial governments orders and illegally landed in Vanikoro Island. The issuing of the two licenses comes following the national…