Police arrest second murder suspect

POLICE at Tetere, northeast Guadalcanal, arrested a second suspect in relation to a murder incident at Dudula at Tasimboko area in 2011. An off duty police officer spotted the accused working on the palm oil farm yesterday morning, when he quickly alerted the Guadalcanal Police headquarters which led to his arrest. The accused saw police…

Taiwanese to face court again June 17

A TAIWANESE national accused of attempting to export tubi logs out of the country will face the court again on June 17. This is for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to serve his lawyer with the disclosures. Hsieh Chen Chin Fu was charged with one count of attempted export of prohibited goods.…

Torn Parachute here on business

BRISBANE-BASED video and photo production company, Torn Parachute, arrived Monday this week to kick start a number of local projects.  The three-man team comprised of Karl & Andrew Bouro and Sapati Gautusa. One of the important undertakings that the three-man production team will fulfil during their time here is the implementation of a joint effort…

beMobile introduces 3G here

BEMOBILE yesterday announced its 3G service is now operational. Chief executive officer Niall Downey relayed the news to the media. He said mobile subscribers with smarts phones can now access their 3G service. “Our 3G service is now operational in Honiara. So our subscribers who have smart phones can now access it,” Mr Downey said.…

We will not move out, says Max

FLOOD victims who used to occupy Mbokonavera evacuation centre say they will not move out of camp unless the government assists them. The victims are now living at FOPA village, Panatina. A spokesman for the victims, Noel Max, said they will not move out of FOPA village until they were told to move to their…

Prospecting sets to start at Kuma

PROSPECTING company, Australian Resource Management (ARM), is set to kick start its prospecting operation in Kuma, South Guadalcanal. The UK listed and Brisbane based company is gearing up to resume operation. Local representative and consultant who will oversee the project, Desmond Sese said he is very keen to see the project gets off the ground.…

Meiklejohn: Violence in conflict is a concern

BRITISH High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Dominic Meiklenjohn said violence against those vulnerable, including women, during conflicts is a serious concern that must be addressed. He uttered this in parallel to the ‘Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict’ that will begin today in London. It is an international declaration by England in recognition…

Locals told to protect their resources

A NEW Zealander has urged locals not to allow their resources to be exploited by foreigners for their own gains. The New Zealander, who asked not to be named, said it is sad to see indigenous Solomon Islanders being exploited of their rich natural resources and becoming slaves in their own land. “Bribery and corruption…

Aust justice minister visiting here

AUSTRALIA’S Minister for Justice Michael Keenan will visit Solomon Islands over the next two days to discuss continuing support for the Solomon Islands people through law and justice initiatives. Mr Keenan is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, the Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Chris Laore, the Minister for Justice…

Fau’abu maternity ward to open doors soon

FAU’ABU Rural Health Centre (FRHC) maternity ward which was officially opened last Friday after a major renovation will soon open to the public. Marilyn Iro, provincial reproductive health coordinator of Kilufi hospital, said they need to put tiles on the floor first. Ms Iro said the environment inside the ward was dramatically improved after the…