Maelanga takes the short cut

DEPUTY Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga on Thursday joined the public to cross the Mataniko river on a boat a group of boys is using to ferry people to both sides of the river. Those using the service are charged $2. Besides the boat, others used rafters to ferry people across. The boys from the devastated…

Pools forming upstream Mataniko

CITY major Andrew Mua says five pools were discovered to have been formed upstream of the Mataniko river following the April 3 flooding. And he said these pools need the attention of authorities because they pose threats to lives of those living downstream, including Honiara. The pools were discovered by a group of boys from…

Court goes on Easter break

THE High Court and the Magistrates’ Court will be closing its doors for the public for the long Easter break as of Friday. The Magistrates’ Court will resume its normal service and court sittings on Tuesday next week while the High Court will remain close until April 25. That is when the Easter vacation ends.…

Public told to watch out for con woman

CITY mayor Andrew Mua has warned the public of a woman who goes around collecting money from victims in evacuation centres in return for promises of relief supplies. “This con woman collects what she claimed as registration fees, telling victims, unless they register, they will receive no supplies,” Mr Mua said. “Let me remind the…

POLICE HUNT ROBBERS

Masked men attack shop-owner took off with cash POLICE are continuing their hunt for the group of men who robbed a shop and seriously injured its owner at the Kukum shopping centre at around 9:30pm, Wednesday. Police media reported that the eight masked men, who were armed with bush knives and other iron weapons (materials)…

Mbokona teachers touch hearts of flood victims

ABOUT 15 flood victims taking shelter at Mbokona School welfare centre in Honiara received donation of clothes from teachers of the school, Wednesday. The donation was an initiative of the school teachers to assist the victims. Up to 9,400 flood victims are living in welfare centres in Honiara. Monica Oti, a senior teacher of the…

Relief for local students in PNG

MORE than 50 Solomon Islands student studying at the University of Technology in Lae, PNG, have renewed their hope to continue this academic year as embattled vice chancellor Dr Albert Schram from Australia is re-instated last week. Post Courier paper reports stated that student’s staged mass protest whilst boycotting classes and refusing to open administrative…