POLICE HUNT ROBBERS

Masked men attack shop-owner took off with cash POLICE are continuing their hunt for the group of men who robbed a shop and seriously injured its owner at the Kukum shopping centre at around 9:30pm, Wednesday. Police media reported that the eight masked men, who were armed with bush knives and other iron weapons (materials)…

Mbokona teachers touch hearts of flood victims

ABOUT 15 flood victims taking shelter at Mbokona School welfare centre in Honiara received donation of clothes from teachers of the school, Wednesday. The donation was an initiative of the school teachers to assist the victims. Up to 9,400 flood victims are living in welfare centres in Honiara. Monica Oti, a senior teacher of the…

Relief for local students in PNG

MORE than 50 Solomon Islands student studying at the University of Technology in Lae, PNG, have renewed their hope to continue this academic year as embattled vice chancellor Dr Albert Schram from Australia is re-instated last week. Post Courier paper reports stated that student’s staged mass protest whilst boycotting classes and refusing to open administrative…

Killer banana fungus spreads

FEARS of a banana shortage have increased after the United Nations warned an incurable fungus could spread across the globe. The fungus, known as Tropical Race 4 or Panama Disease, has recently been discovered in Jordan and Mozambique after causing major damage in south-east Asia over the past 20 years. Supplies in the UK have…

New project to address waste issues in Honiara

A PROJECT designed to address post disaster waste management issues in Honiara was launched this week. Dubbed J-HOPE, the project was established in light of the flood disaster that struck Honiara and Guadalcanal on April 3. Honiara City Council, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and involved in the project…

Pray for the flood victims

MANY of our people will spend their Easter for the first time this year in an evacuation centre. These are the ones whose lives were turned up-side –down by the destructive April 3 floods, which claimed 21 lives and left thousands homeless. Many of the evacuees lost their loved ones in the flood. Many more…

Time to put aside funds for disaster response

EAST Choiseul MP Manasseh Sogavare is right. In light of the frequent occurrences of natural disasters, it’s time the national government set aside funds for urgent relief efforts in times of disasters. The devastating April 3 flash floods in Honiara and Guadalcanal remind us of the urgency to do just that. This is to ensure…

How a magistrate bullied us

ON the 24th of March, 2014 we were in a court room at the Honiara Magistrate waiting for our Customary Land Appeal Court (CLAC) cases to be heard. We were all expecting an independent panel that is biased free and have no conflict of interest to appear and preside over our cases. We neither expect…