Court gives cops 7 days to return exhibits

The Henderson Police has been given seven days as of Thursday to compensate a couple whose alcohol has gone missing while they were kept as exhibits at the station. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga ordered that the Exhibit Section of the Henderson Police compensate the two defendants by full replacement of the missing amount of alcohols…

West Papuans arrested for supporting ULMWP

PACNEWS – Reports of arrests of West Papuans by Indonesian security forces have increased in numbers since Thursday, as many gathered in anticipation of the Melanesian Spearhead Group decision on the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) membership. Reports from inside West Papua confirmed that 348 arrests since were made. ULMWP Secretary General, Octovianus…

SI, Vanuatu, FLNKS, ULMWP maintain support for WP

Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Kanak National Socialist Liberation Front (FLNKS) and the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) remain resolute in their support of the aspirations for the Self-Determination of the People of West Papua and the full membership of ULMWP to the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The above MSG members are committed to advocating for…

JICA provide high-tech weather equipment to SI

The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has handed over a weather machine to the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) on Thursday this week. The machine ‘HimawariCast Receiving and Processing System’ was made available under a project “JICA Follow-up Cooperation for Meteorology Training”. Nowadays, utulising Meteorological Satellite Data is crucial for…

Concern on unlabeled goods

Dear Editor – As a concerned citizen and consumer of processed goods, I am seriously concern with the fact that unlabeled goods are filling up shop shelves with no hesitation at all from authorities. If you could take a visit to the shops in the Honiara city, you’ll see that there are process goods that…

The last fall

BSIP colonialist who serves here dies NO one is left in the Solomon Islands to remember him. Everyone had died.  Alan Lindley in Adelaide, ex-Deputy Police Commissioner may well be the last who lives to remember Tom Russell, who served in the Solomon Islands for years under the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (BSIP), Emeritus Professor…

MSG founding father urges MSG to include West Papua

“Decolonisation and independence of Melanesian countries close to my heart” The following is what one of the founding fathers of the Melanesian Spear Head Group Sir Michael Somare of Papua New Guinea, said in relation to the West Papua issue as leaders meet in Honiara. “Decolonisation and independence of Melanesian countries are processes of liberation…

PM takes up PIDF chair with honour

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare is the new Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Chair after accepting the chairmanship role on Wednesday in Honiara. Sogavare as the new PIDF chair presents a gift to the outgoing PIDF chair, Prime Minister Bainimarama of Fiji, to symbolize his acceptance of the PIDF chairmanship role and acknowledgment of the work…