Ramohia unseated

FORMER Malaita Provincial Premier Peter Ramohia has lost his Ward 24 seat after being voted out during Wednesday’s Provincial election. The election has seen new comer Peter Taraumae a former Malaria senior officer in Malaita province being elected as the new member for the Ward in the west Are Are constituency.  Mr Taraumae polled 847…

Ririana pleads guilty 

THE driver of the car that crashed and killed a 15 year-old pedestrian near the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout last year had confesses to the offences, Friday. Veslyn Ririana pleaded guilty to one count of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving and presence of alcohol in a person’s blood. Two other charges she…

LOGGING CURTAIL

Gov’t to limit round log exports THE government is in a move to reduce the round log export in the next 4 years to a sustainable rate, says Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. He stated this when highlighting the importance of the trip by Government officials to China, which is to do a timber trade survey.…

Submarine on emergency stop over

THE Submarine that surfaced in the water between Honiara and Ngella was here for an emergency stop over. It was a Royal Australian Navy submarine transiting the Pacific seas. This was clarified by the Australian High Commissioner’s office in Honiara, late on Friday. Prior to that, the sudden appearance of the submarine shocked residents in…

THL, K-water back schools close to project site

The Tina Hydropower Limited (THL) and Korea Water Resources Corporation last Wednesday on 5 June presented medical, educational and sport materials to four schools situated within the Tina River hydro-power project site. The lucky recipients included Rate primary and community high school (RPCHS), Vuramali Kindy school, Anva kindy and primary and Areatakiki kindy and primary…

Gov’t targets improved coverage in census

THE Government (SIG) through the census office within the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO), Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) are determined to make sure every citizens are counted in the coming 2019 national census. Census Commissioner Douglas Kimi said with the census is planned for November, the Government through its Statistical Agency (SINSO)…

Killer croc slain

A THREE-METRE crocodile was trapped and killed recently around the Kaza village area on Kolombangara Island, Western Province, on Thursday the 6th of June. Following the crocodile attack that resulted in the death of an adult male around 2am Monday the 3rd of June, a Police Response Team (PRT) was dispatched to the area. Two…

Malaitans told to abide by law

MALAITANS are urged to establish dialogue under the law when disputes arise within their communities. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Malaita Province, Superintendent Solomon Sisimia made the appeal on Wednesday. “I want to make this call after my officers had to intervene and establish dialogue between the disputing parties in three separate incidents last week…

Peaceful election in Auki

WARD 1 in Aoke/Langalanga constituency has witnessed a peaceful polling day in Auki, Wednesday. According to observation, seven polling stations in ward 1 have experienced a trouble-free day where registered voters came out freely to cast their votes for their favourite candidates. A polling official despite the low turn up of voters compared to the…

Sigimanu – SI Women of Courage award recipient

ETHEL Sigimanu Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Police, National security and Correctional Services was awarded the 2019 Solomon Islands Women of Courage Award. The award ceremony was held on Tuesday 11th June at Heritage Park Hotel Conference Room. Sigimanu was amongst 13th Women Courage Award recipients since the award was introduced in 2007 by…