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…

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…

Tagini’s free education policy

NEWLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Baegu/Asifola Makario Tagini says students attending all six schools in the constituency will soon have their school fees paid under a proposed free education scheme. Mr Tagini over the weekend met with some of the school principals and head teachers to discuss the possibility of implementing his free…