Auki police enter day four of training

AUKI police in Malaita entered their fourth day of training yesterday in preparation of the upcoming national general elections. The training was conducted to equip officers with skills and knowledge to prepare for law and order situation that may arise during the elections. The training featured demonstrations on how to approach and disperse crowds in…

Island states told to press onward

Small Island Developing States(SIDS) have been told that there is no time to waste sitting back and wait but to focus and press forward to make their voices heard in addressing their issues in the UNSIDS conference next week. Speaking before Pacific journalists in Apia this week, the Director General of Secretariat to the Pacific…

Taiwanese to take plea next

THE Taiwanese national accused of trying to export millions of dollar worth of Tubi logs will enter his plea on September 10. This was after Crown Prosecutor Ricky Iomea on Wednesday informed the court the crown will proceed with the charge against Hsieh Chen Chin Fu. Fu is facing one count of attempted export of…

Gov’t grilled on missing Beche-de-mer

PM says the consignment should be destroyed THEIR arguments stop with the police. It is over a year now and police investigation into the controversial missing beche-de-mer consignment has not answered the many questions surrounding the saga. Even in parliament yesterday morning, the Minister of Fisheries and the Prime Minister dodged the many questions raised…

Five charged over Karaina arson

FIVE men have been arrested and charged for the recent riot and burning down of houses at Karaina Settlement at White River, West Honiara. A remand application was made on Saturday for David Dawea Lakwolly, Erick Domo, David Danny Rabei, John Metua and Gilbert Atisa Mweela in the Honiara Magistrate Court. The men aged between…

Church to conduct health forum

SOUTH Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) will be hosting a five-day community health development forum next week at Kobito, east Honiara. The forum will be opened by the church’s community health development team. Twenty participants from the church’s Honiara and Western regions are expected to attend. SSEC national coordinator of community health development Joash Indu said…

Vandals damage new city water bore-hole

THE Japanese Government funded multi-million dollar water project for Honiara is yet to be handed over to Solomon Water, but vandals were already at work. Last week, some people caused significant damages to one of the bore-holes at Borderline, east Honiara. The Borderline bore-hole was one of 16 built under the project to meet Honiara’s…