FREE OFFER BOOSTS PATROL

TWO communities along the border between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands have offered their islands for free as part of boosting border patrol to prevent COVID-19 from entering our shores. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau yesterday acknowledged the communities of Malaita Outer Island (MOI) and Siposae in Choiseul Province for offering their islands free…

Suidani wants truth about covid equipment

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani says its time for the national government and police to tell the truth regarding the released Malaita covid medical equipment to the public.  Premier Suidani was responding to the statement made by the Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau stating investigation is still ongoing regarding the impounded medical equipment, which was released…

24 nationals arrive

A total of 24 nationals disembarked at the Henderson International Airport yesterday evening, 6pm local time from Samoa. A statement from the National Disaster Council (NDC) said the charter is part of ongoing governments’ coordinated repatriation flights to neighbouring Pacific Island countries to pick up local nationals who were left stranded after the country’s border…

Six years for rape

A 44 year-old man who had unlawful sex with his 12 year-old niece in 2018 has been sent behind bars for six years. The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim because they are related pleaded guilty to one count of sexual intercourse with a child under 15 15 years.…

Mobile clips entertain elderly in Makira

THE retired Bishop of the Hanuato’o Diocese of the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Makira Ulawa Province, Bishop Alfred Karibongi says he has discovered in his farewell tours of Parishes around the Diocese that old people use mobiles to entertain themselves. He said that he discovered during his farewell visits that old people use blankets…