Sentencing sub next for prison escapees 

Sentencing submissions and mitigation on the matter of the three recaptured prisoners who escaped from Rove prison last December will be made in court on May 1. This followed the guilty pleas entered by the trio Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga and Willie Olo on the charges of escaping lawful custody on a previous court date.…

Mall owner calls for respect 

OWNER of the AJ Shopping Mall in Lunga, East Honiara is appealing to the general public especially those who usually drive or walk past his building to show some respect. Aaron Zheng told the paper yesterday, the building is yet to be completed but he notices some people have thrown rocks several times causing damages…

MOST SCHOOLS TO RESUME CLASSES ON APRIL 27

The National Government through the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has announced a partial resumption of classes in most provinces in the country on April 27 except for schools that were located in emergency zones. The emergency zones include Honiara City, Guadalcanal Province, and Western Province including Gizo, Noro, Munda, Shortland Islands…

RSIPF maintains patrol at the SI/PNG border

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Maritime, as well as Immigration officers, have conducted a long-range observation patrol along with the Solomon Islands – Papua New Guinea border to make sure no one from the communities living on both sides of the common border crosses the border. At the same time officers of…

Mangau clarifies remand of 5 individuals 

Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau says the five individuals who allegedly breached the curfew on April 10 were not detained more than 72 hours but were under the remand warrant. Mangau made this clarification following the issue of the five individuals who were held in the cells at the Honiara Central Police Station from April…

ATHLETES PREP STARTS 2021

COVID-19 blocking SISLI construction By CARLOS ARUAFU PREPARATION of local athletes for the 2023 Pacific Games will start next year, two years before the Pacific Games arrive in Honiara. This was confirmed by the Sol2023 National Hosting Authority Chief Executive Officer Christian Nieng. Nieng said Solomon Islands’ aim of winning 40 medals is still very…

Women help work on soccer field

WOMEN of Aitolo village in the Central Kwara’ae, Malaita Province, have stepped in to help the men work by digging and clearing a new soccer field. According to the Folofoloua Football League (FFL) President  Lesley Sanga, the women took the stand to help the men because they understand the struggles the men are experiencing to…

CABINET TO DELIBERATE ON ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE 

The Government’s proposed economic stimulus package to cushion the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the national economy is expected to be deliberated on by Cabinet this week. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said last Friday that the COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing havoc and generating a lot of uncertainty around the world, including the Solomon Islands.  Preliminary…

Death of child in Noro probed

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Noro, Western Province are investigating an alleged murder incident that resulted in the death of a two-year-old female child in the township over the weekend. Officer Commanding Station (OCS) in Noro, Staff Sergeant MacArthur Pania told Police Media Unit that a mother and her two…