DEALER EXPOSED

Appointed Councilor refuse being owner of the private entity By IAN M.KAUKUI FOLLOWING weeks of mudslinging between the Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk, Rence Sore, and sacked Chairman for Finance Councilor Billy Abae, inside sources have revealed the owner of the controversial private entity that is supplying fire extinguishers to the Council. The sources within…

Wale dismiss PM’s probe call

THE Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale has dismissed the statement by the Prime Minister’s office that they are referring him to the police for investigation under the emergency Covid-19 regulations.  In a statement from the Opposition desk, Wale described the report by the PMO as a knee-jerk reaction betraying a juvenile attitude. The Opposition Leader…

Marau: media must promote unity here

VICE-President of the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) Douglas Marau has reminded journalists to continue to promote national unity during this current COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the opening of the COVID-19 PACMAS Awareness Training in Honiara, Marau said media plays an important role in disseminating correct information during this time. The theme of the…

School heads told of proper hygiene

DRINKING water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools are very important for child health, wellbeing, education, and developed outcomes. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Rodie told school principals, leaders and education authorities during a one day workshop on Thursday. The workshop was held with the school…

Garo rules she can hear case

CHIEF Magistrate Emma Garo has yesterday ruled that she has the jurisdiction to hear the curfew related matters. This was after she rejected all the submissions made by the lawyer of three of the 63 people who were accused of breaching the curfew on April 10. Garo also refused the defence application to transfer the…

Manele thanks Australia for help

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Jeremiah Manele has thanked the government of Australia for ensuring locals who are stranded in Australia due to travel restrictions following the declaration of COVID-19  pandemic are safe. Manele made the statement before the Australian High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands His Excellency, Dr. Lachlan Strahan at the…

16-yr male person arrested for alleged rape of 28-year-old female in Malaita

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police (RSIPF) in Auki have arrested a 16-year-old male suspect for raping a 28-year-old female at Afetafa Village in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita Province on 7 May 2020.  Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Superintendent William Foufaka says, “Police responded to a report on the alleged rape and travelled…