Father jailed for biting son

  A MAN who bit his two year-old son’s head and armpit in August has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, Monday. Charles Salven Dori, 24, was jailed after pleading guilty to one count of cruelty to children. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea in his sentencing remarks said this incident is a demonstration of a…

Census field enumeration ended 

Field enumeration (counting) for the 2019 National Population and Housing Census has been successfully completed on Sunday 8th December 2019. Actual field enumeration started on 4th November to 8th December covering all the nine provinces including Honiara City. Census Commissioner Douglas Kimi said it was a challenging undertaking though a success as field operation effectively…

PM: fighting corruption is everyone’s business

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says addressing the cancer called corruption is not government responsibility alone but everybody’s business.  Sogavare made the statement as he challenged both leaders and the public during the International Anti-Corruption Day event in Honiara. He said the government cannot do it alone, even the new Independent Commission Against Corruption cannot do…

Forest sector eyes bio-economy

Hopes to filling the gap of diminishing logging industry in the country and help mitigate climate change issues was discussed during the recent visit of His Royal Highness (HRH), The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles to the country. Forest Minister, Hon. Ishmael Avui and the Permanent Secretary, Dr Vaeno Vigulu met and briefly discussed with…

No China funds for 5 constituencies

FIVE constituencies in Malaita province won’t be able to receive a component of Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) paid out by China. The Member of Parliament (MP) for West Kwara’ae, Sam Shemuel Iduri revealed this in a statement issued by the Opposition Office last night. Speaking on behalf of his colleague Opposition MPs for Aoke…

KOOLINE TRIUMPH

Kooline wins first ever OFC Futsal League The Solomon Islands Futsal reached another milestone: the Solomon Islands national champions Kooline claimed the regional glory as they beat AS PTT Noumea in the grand final of OFC Futsal Champions League by the score of 7-5, Sunday. Despite not having their star player Anthony Talo behind the…

SI, Indonesia sign development cooperation framework, grant deal

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele and his Indonesian counterpart Ibu Retno Marsudi signed the Development Cooperation Framework Agreement between Solomon Islands and Indonesia on Friday 6th December in Bali. Speaking to the media after the historical signing, Minister Manele expressed appreciation for the partnership between Solomon Islands and Indonesia and…