In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Prosecution ordered to update murder probe* Alleged taxi driver attacker faces lesser charges Prosecution ordered to update murder probe Prosecution has been again ordered to update the court on the status of investigation into the murder of a man at Kirakira, Makira/Ulawa province in 2016. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo also made another order for…

Vegetables unsafe

Vegetables grown around the Ranadi dumpsite area are unsafe for human consumption says local researcher who was doing his doctoral paper at the University of South Pacific, Fiji. Dickson Boboria who was due to present his doctorate paper this year cautioned the Honiara public to be aware of vegetables and food stuff they get from…

Canadian envoy visits PM

CANADIAN Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Paul Maddison has paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela. During the short meeting, H.E Maddison briefed the Prime Minister on Canada’s Labour Mobility Program which Guadalcanal Province is currently enjoying. Mr Maddison also informed the Prime Minister that apart from Guadalcanal province, Canada is also…

Kadere Party hits back at Sasako

The Kadere Party has rejected defamatory allegations labelled against the appointment of Party President Peter Boyers as an advisor on the Government’s Traditional Governance Policy (TGP). A Party Statement on Monday said Boyers‘s current contract under Prime Minister Rick Hou’s administration is an extension of service similar to his previous contract under former Prime Minister…

Leprosy growing among children

SOLOMON Islands last year recorded 47 new cases of leprosy of which 10 are children. According to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services’ National TB/Leprosy Programme, Solomon Islands receives an average of 30 to 40 new cases of leprosy every year and among them are children. The ministry highlighted the issue of leprosy among…

Dausabea offers to help shop keepers

The Office of the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Industries Solomon Islands (ICCTISI) says it is ready to assist shopkeepers who are demanding their employers to pay their National Provident Fund (NPF) contributions. Chief Executive Officer Charles Dausabea stated this after shopkeepers in Auki working for Asian shop owners say their employers never paid…