Malaita tops pool A

MALAITA currently leads Pool A of the Mariner Beach Soccer National Championship with six points following their second consecutive win at the DC Park, Monday. The match was a thriller as Malaita came from two goals down in the first period and regrouped in the final periods to defeat Guadalcanal Kilikili 6-3. Thompson Peter scored…

Wale calls to deal with WWI wrecks, UXOs

Leader of the Opposition Matthew Wale calls on the government to review its WWII wrecks law and to step up protection levels against the risks posed by unexploded ordinances (UXO) to civilians.     The call was made in light of the recent incident in Honiara where a WWII bomb was ignited during a social gathering,…

Threat from bombs is real

THE latest discovery of about 100 unexploded ordnance (UXOs) at Gilbert Camp in East Honiara is concerning but not surprising. This is because Honiara city is located on a battle ground and one of the hot-spots where fighting occurred more than 76 years ago. The discovery over the weekend and subsequent death of two young…

Pandemic affects Auki-based Tourist hotspot 

A popular local tourism Provider in Malaita province – Serah’s Lagoon Hideaway like other tourism operators in the country is feeling the pinch on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The three year-old business has struggled to stay afloat to maintain its operation of running the service, says owner Serah Kei Tanneberger. The services that has been…

In court with Assumpta

Man facing numerous incest charges to plea, May 31 Warrant of arrest issued for Nehemiah Bail app for man facing several arson charges today Juvenile facing house breaking charge released on bail Man facing numerous incest charges to plea, May 31 A MAN facing a number of incest charges dating back to 2014 when his…

‘SORE REPORT UNQUALIFIED’

‘Sore Report’ has no legal basis to dissolve council, says author THE author of the report, which raised serious allegations of financial rorts within the Honiara City Council, says his report “has no legal basis to dissolve the Council.” Former Clerk, Rence Sore, wrote the report titled, Political Interference in the Management of Honiara City…

Two new cases on-board PNG vessel

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has announced two new additional COVID-19 positive cases under the category of ‘Conveyance or Ships’.  PM in his nationwide address on Monday said the two new cases were from a PNG registered Landing Craft, MV Kopi Chief that arrived from Lae recently, chartered by a private company in Honiara. Prime Minister Sogavare…

101 bombs discovered

OVER 100 US 105mm High Explosive bombs that remain after the Second World War have been discovered and removed at Gilbert Camp, East Honiara. The unexploded ordnance (UXOs) were unearthed after two days operation. The discovered UXOs are similar to the one that claimed the lives of two young Solomon Islanders during a deadly bomb…

PM UPSET, WARNS FIRMS

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has warned that private or commercial companies that undermines the safety and security of this country will be dealt with. The PM made this statement during his nationwide address on Monday following reports that several private and commercial companies are coordinating chartered flights and shipping vessels without the approval of…

2nd AstraZeneca batch arrive soon

The second batch of AstraZeneca is expected to arrive in the country next month. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil announced this during the fortnightly talk-back show, Sunday. She said according to the country’s donor partners the vaccine are expected to arrive next month, and that is the second…