Juvenile arrested on rape allegation

A 15-YEAR-OLD juvenile has been arrested and charged in relation to an alleged rape incident at Nusa Baruku island near Gizo on Monday . Police officers in Gizo, Western province are investigating the case. “The victim is a 4-year-old girl and the incident occurred at Nusa Baruku, an island opposite Gizo Town on 13 July…

$20m for MPs terminal grant

A TOTAL of $20 million will be made available to cater for all Members of Parliaments’ (MP) terminal grants when parliament dissolves at the end of this year. This was revealed by the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing this week. At the hearing PAC was told that…

GOV’T WARNED ON BINA

THE Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource (MFMR) has been warned at the way it handles the proposed Bina Harbour Fisheries Project in Malaita. Bina Harbour Fisheries is one of the national projects earmarked for Malaita more than a decade ago, but is yet to get off the ground. Fisheries officials appeared before the Public…

Election work on track

PREPARATION work towards the 2019 national general election is now on track. That’s according to the Solomon islands electoral commission chief electoral officer Mose Saitala. He revealed this while speaking at the launching of the voter registration update on Monday. “Preparation is well on track especially towards the election day which will be on the…

AG RESIGNS

…amidst political statement in social media By ANDREW FANASIA THE Attorney General James Apaniai has already submitted his resignation to the Judicial and Legal services Commission by letter. Dated 31st July 2018, his three months resignation period will lapse on the 31st of October 2018. Prime Minister Rick Hou announced it on the floor of…

MP DENIES FINGER SIGN

MINISTER for culture and tourism and member of parliament (MP) for Ngella constituency says he does not know about claims that he intentionally shows his middle finger in parliament to insult someone. Mr. Bartholomew Parapolo made the clarification following questions by members of the public after his picture appeared on the television and via the…

U19 against Vanuatu today

THE Solomon Islands national U19 men’s football team will take on Vanuatu 19 in their final group B match of the Oceania U20 Championship today. The outcome of this match will determine who Solomon Islands will play in the semi finals. A win or draw for them will see them finish top of group B…

Australia supports promotion of new cruise experience

Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises and Strongim Bisnis, an Australian aid initiative are partnering to boost cruise tourism in three provinces and provide opportunities for small enterprises along the route to flourish by selling artefacts, food, entertainment and tour guide services to cruise ship passengers. Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises has developed a high end cruise experience…

Auga praised for fixing road

COMMUNITIES in ward six (6) in Lau/Mbaelelea constituency of north Malaita have praised their member of parliament (MP) Augustine Auga for facilitating road maintenance since last week. The maintenance work featured grading and re-graveling of roads in wards 6 and 10. Both of the roads totaling 10 kilometres are in a bad state. Speaking to…