HOH dresses local babies

Dear Editor – It was especially gratifying for me to learn over the weekend that the Hearts of Hope (HOH) charitable organization, based in Malaita, had given more than 40 tiny babies sets of clothing, including shirts and caps. The event took place at the Auki clinic last Thursday. Most of the children who received…

SIPA futsal final matches

THE 2018 Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) futsal league will host its final matches this week. It would kick off today. Gantimak will take on Real Kakamora at 2pm followed by Solympics and Vania at 3pm and Indo Solo will meet Kooline for the day’s final action at 4pm. All eyes will be focused on…

Suspicious organised crime network

‘Gov’t goes hard on illegal business operators’ By ANDREW FANASIA THERE’S a possibility of an organised crime within the Bangladeshi economic penetration of criminal enterprises in the country which is increasing within the span of three years. This was a serious concern for the Minister of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration (MCILI) William Marau for…

ODPP appeals Tome’s acquittal

THE Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has filed an appeal against a magistrate’s decision to acquit the Member of Parliament (MP) for Baegu/Asifola David Tome. A check with the ODPP office on Monday confirmed an appeal was filed in the High Court. MP for Baegu/Asifola in North Malaita was acquitted last month…

Man told to love, respect mother

A MAN who confesses to beating his mother with a sago-palm broom has been told to love, respect and care for his aging mother. Bernard Kwato’o Maelasi in his 30’s was sentenced to seven months imprisonment, for this common assault charge. Principal Magistrate Leonard Chite told Maelasi that in this jurisdiction and around the world…

Police investigates death of foreigner

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF)in Honiara are currently investigating the death of a 60-year-old male foreigner, at the Mendana Hotel. “The deceased was found dead in his hotel room this morning 18 June 2018,” says Assistance Commissioner Crime and Intelligence, Ian Vaevaso. He adds: “Investigations into the matter are ongoing and I…

Stabbing suspect arrested

Police officers at the Henderson, Guadalcanal Province have arrested a suspect following a stabbing incident at the Guluvoa main road, Marasa, in the Weather coast of Guadalcanal recently. “The 14-year-old juvenile suspect was arrested by police on 16 June 2018 at his home village and is currently kept in Police custody to appear before the…

TSI to MoFT: Prioritize Hospital

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands is deeply concerned over the shortage of drugs and other necessary medication in the National Referral Hospital and clinics, as was reported earlier. Revelations have resurfaced that responsible authorities, especially the Ministry of Finance and Treasury has not prioritized the procurement of these vital and necessary drugs. Given the boat loads of…

School wants water supply

EPALLE Memorial School in West Bugotu has called on their Member of Parliament for Gao/Bugotu to assist them with water supply as it is one of the challenges facing the school. During Samuel Manetoali’s short visit to the School, head teacher Tony Vahia asked him in front of the students and community for help in…

Choral fest is back, set to rock

The annual Solomon Islands Schools Choral Festival is back. Organisers of the Choral Festival are happy to announce the plans for the upcoming choral festival, scheduled for the 3rd to the 5th of July. The Choral Festival rehearsals begun yesterday Monday at 2-4pm, Chung-Wah School Hall, the organisers said. Rehearsals will continue at the same…