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)…

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…

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…