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…

Malaita outclass city lads 

TWO of the country’s top provincial beach soccer teams, Malaita and Honiara met in what was dubbed as an early grand final match of the Mariner Beach Soccer Championship at the DC Park, Sunday. Defending champions, Malaita proved a better side defeating hosts Honiara Titans 4-1 in group A of the Mariner Beach Soccer Championship.…

MORE UXO DISCOVERED

MORE than 30 unexploded ordinances (UXO) have been retrieved from Okwala, Gilbert Camp in East Honiara on Sunday. Reports said, a man was digging a hole on Saturday to build a latrine when he hit a hard metal twice thinking it was a metal. He discontinued his digging at around 7 pm. On Sunday morning, he…

SECOND BOMB BLAST VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL 

CHARLEY NODA has died at the National Referral Hospital from injuries he suffered in a bomb blast a week ago, the hospital confirmed this morning. News of Noda’s death has filled the social media amidst calls on the governments of Solomon Islands, Japan and the United States of America to clean up unexploded bombs from…