Kwaso producer escapes arrest

One of the main Kwaso producers along the South Road in Malaita Province has escaped police arrest this week following a raid of his home. During the raid, police confiscated 77 gallons of the illegally brewed alcohol commonly known as Kwaso from the suspect’s home.  According to Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province…

Ramosea, acting Malaita PCC

Inspector Michael Ramosea is the Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) until the return of PPC Stanly Riolo who is currently on leave.  This was confirmed by both Mr.Ramosaea and Riolo to this paper during an interview, Tuesday. Acting PPC inspector Ramosaea will be now in charge of Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) operations in…

Wale maintains call for publication of ESP payout list, says improvements needed on ESP website

Opposition Leader, Hon. Matthew Wale has asked the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) Committee to make available, the list of beneficiaries who have received payments from the package, and other details, including amounts received. The Opposition Leader made this statement following the launch of the ESP website, which appears to only feature the list of applications…

Forestry clarifies its stand

The Ministry of Forestry and Research clarifies claims made by Guadalcanal Provincial Government that Sino Capital (SI) Limited has no timber rights over various customary lands in the East Central Guadalcanal. In an issued statement, it says there are records of timber rights conducted by the Guadalcanal Provincial Executive in 2007 which led to the issuance of a…

Gov’t pleased with public servants

Recuperation leave granted   THE National Government under the leadership of Manasseh Sogavare is aware of the challenges faced by all public servants, therefore, granted an additional 3.5 days recuperation leave to all government workers. He made the announcement in his COVID-19 weekly nationwide address yesterday. “2020 had been a challenging year. “The National Cabinet…