Rotary shares items with those in need

THE Donations in Kind programme, run by Rotary International Australia, provides humanitarian aid through the provision of donated goods. Rotary International Australia receives donated goods from hospitals, libraries, schools, Rotary Clubs and other groups, and then sorts, packs, and distributes them to countries in need. On Saturday 3rd May 2014, the Rotary Club of Honiara…

PM meets visiting Greek Prophet

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo today met with visiting Greek prophet Vassula Ryden at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) in Honiara. During their brief meeting, Mr Lilo welcomed the prophet and her team to the Solomon Islands. The Prime Minister highlighted that Solomon Islands is a Christian country with God fearing…

Gov’t rejects ‘split’ claims

THE National Coalition for Rural Advancement (NCRA) dismisses claims the election of the Governor General has rocked the boat. Sources within the government claim a faction within the NCRA camp have decided to disassociate itself from the coalition. The sources claimed the “split” came after some members within the coalition were disloyal to their concrete…

Electoral office disputes claims of voter fraud

SOLOMON Islands’ Electoral Commission says a formal complaint must be made before it investigates claims of voter rigging. Voter registration was extended following the country’s flood disaster last month.  Chief electoral officer, Polycarp Haununu says the commission has not received any report of vote rigging, despite widespread rumours that voters are selling their identification cards…

Taiwan donates woodball equipment to St. Nicholas

THE Taiwanese embassy in Honiara has donated two sets of woodball equipment to St. Nicholas High School in Honiara, Thursday. Francis Soong, the embassy’s first secretary, delivered the equipment to the school. Mr Soong said his government was pleased to assist the school with the equipment, to be used by the student to play Woodball,…

RSIPF undertake community policing training

MEMBERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force from throughout the country are this week in Honiara undergoing community policing training supported by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands Participating Police Force (RAMSI PPF). The 30 RSIPF officers are undertaking the B.L.A.S.T  (Blue Light Alternative Strategy for Teenagers) training which teaches the officers how…

SIDT prepares for election awareness

THEATRE group leaders of Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) are under-going training ahead of next month’s election awareness programme in the provinces. SIDT’s Sei drama group has been engaged by the Electoral Commission to lead the election awareness programme. The group’s provincial based actors are in Honiara taking part in the training. Sei team leader…

Mother stabs herself, 3 suspect arrested

A 35-YEAR-OLD mother from Nagolau village, Isabel Province, stabbed herself early Sunday while three suspects were arrested at Buala station over the weekend for malicious damages. Isabel provincial police commander Jerry Rofomana said that the stabbing incident happened around 2am.  “The mother stabbed herself with a kitchen knife on the stomach, Mr Rofomana said. “The…

Bemobile pays $7.6m in tax

Minister of finance and treasury Rick Hou yesterday receives a cheque of $7.6million from Bemobile in outstanding goods tax paid directly to Inland Revenue Division (IRD). The brief ceremony was held at National Parliament yesterday. Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo was supposed to receive the payment but was too busy with the parliament meeting and…