Uncle kills young nephew

A FOUR months old baby boy was allegedly murdered by his uncle, father’s younger brother (uncle) whilst asleep. The alleged incident happened at Alasi village in East Kwaio of Malaita Province. The murder took place at around midday on Saturday when the parent of the baby went out to dig taro at a nearby swamp.…

Mitigation, sentencing next for accused 

MITIGATION and sentencing submissions on the case of the men accused of damaging properties belonging to the North Malaita MP Senley Levi Fiualea will be made tomorrow. The submissions on the case of Iki Olomea, Simon Safusi, Arnold Emarald, Chris Lusibaea, George Lusibaea, and two male juveniles, both aged 17 was supposed to be made…

PM joins Renbel day celebrations

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has graced the 2020 the Rennell/Bellona Second Appointed Day celebrations at the provincial capital, Tingoa, Wednesday. Delivering the keynote address outside the Tingoa Provincial station, based on this year’s theme: ‘Redirecting Rennell and Bellona Province to Reforms and Good Governance’ Prime MInister Sogavare reflected on the pillars of the country’s National…

Togamana on impounded Tubis 

  FORMER Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorological Service (MECDM) Dr. Culwick Togamana says the hold-up of the Tubi logs at the Samlimsan area in Noro, Western Province was due to lack of business license to export Tubi as it was a prohibited species to export. Togamana told participants at a recent…

Poultry import banned

THE government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Biosecurity Department has temporarily banned importation of poultry products from Australia. The ministry prompted the action following an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus detected on poultry farms in Victoria, Australia, a statement from MAL Media Unit said. Avian Influenza is a…

Wale questions delay in Djokovic’s case

THE Leader of Opposition is questioning the statement made by the Deputy Commissioner of Police early last week suggesting that the DPP cannot charge Robson Djokovic for the criminal complaints alleged against him under the Political Parties Integrity Act 2014 and the Electoral Act 2018 because of a civil case he filed in the high…

Man who swore at PM fined $800

A MAN who swore at the Prime Minister (PM) in June has been fined $800 on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. George Dele, 21, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of using abusive words. The incident happened between 2.30 am and 3 am on June 5 at the Lunnga main road, East…

Suidani faces motion

Motion of no confidence against premier looms By WILSON SAENI Auki News Bureau   TALKS are underway for a possible motion of no confidence against the outspoken Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani. Information obtained stated a group of MPAs with the backing of the national government MPs are currently lobbying MPAs within the Malaita Provincial Assembly…

Quarantine sites for Malaita identified

Malaita Provincial Health and Medical Services have already identified quarantine sites in preparation for any possible COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Malaita Provincial Health Director Dr. Hendry Kako confirmed this saying one is located in Auki and the other at Aligegeo School.  Dr. Kako said in an event where the country records its first confirmed…