Police at Gizo arrest armed men

POLICE at Noro have arrested six male suspects following an armed robbery at one of the logging camps at North New Georgia, Western Province, Thursday. Police alleged the suspects from Kolombangara and Mase village who were armed with knives and axes, entered the logging camp and demanded money and threatened workers. When their demand wasn’t…

Measles cases rise dramatically

A DRAMATIC rise in cases of measles reminds the community that the fight against measles is not yet over. Reports that “measles cases are slowly decreasing” are inaccurate, Dr Aaron Oritaimae, Incident Controller of the Ministry of Health’s Emergency Operations Centre, said. “In fact, cases of measles are increasing and spreading throughout the provinces,” he…

Your new ice hub in town

SOLOMON Motors has introduced a revolutionary ice-cube processing facility for the country. This is good news for those planning to go out for a picnic, fishing trip, party or other outdoor leisure activities. Because of their location in the heart of Honiara, you don’t have to travel far to get your orders at Solomon Motor.…

Tina hydro tender out again

THE government again issued an invitation for pre-qualification to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis. Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until September 27, with responses due October 31. The government previously called for expressions of interest by July 31 and June 12 from firms to develop Tina River. It plans…

Workers head out to NZ

AS the orchards of New Zealand become ready for harvesting more and more of our local workers are now heading overseas to join hundreds of other Pacific Islanders in harvesting fruits from various farms and orchards. Fifteen seasonal workers recruited  under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE)  bound for the shores of the New…

Former MPs face arrest

AS many as 26 former Members of Parliament (MP) in the last House are under active police investigation, with the arrest of two being imminent, sources close to the police investigation have revealed. They say this is part a clean-up campaign being waged by new Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast, who declared upon taking up office…