Malaita Care centre hails support

CARETAKER of Malaita Care Centre Sr Doreen Awaiasi has acknowledged financial supporters of the new Malaita Care centre building project which is scheduled for completion early next year. The two-storey building will provide spaces for sisters of the Anglican Church in Malaita (upstairs) and Domestic violence victims on the ground floor. The building contains a…

Solomon Islands: Cabinet ready for ‘temporary’ Facebook ban

The Solomon Islands’ government is considering a ban on social media platform Facebook, citing deterioration in civic behaviour and access to harmful information as instigating factors. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the proposed attack on freedom of expression, accountability, and access to information. The proposed ban was brought to Cabinet by Prime Minister…

RSIPF arrests man for stabbing 

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Gizo Police Station in Western Province have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his first cousin brother at Patu Village on Ranogga Island in Western Province on 17 November 2020.  Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “The victim…

In court with Assumpta

Botanical manslaughter case committed to High Court  Prosecution to make recommendation to GG One Link trial vacated  Prosecution to respond to representation    Botanical manslaughter case committed to High Court TWO men facing manslaughter over the death of a man whose body was found at the Botanical garden area in June will be standing trial in the…

Wale: Sound electoral system is good democracy

MEMBERS of parliament have shown a vested interest in making sure the Electoral System and processes in the country work better despite various ideologies regarding how the system works. Leader of the Opposition and Member for Aoke/Langalanga Mathew Wale yesterday moved the motion in parliament to consider Paper, Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Office 2019 Annual…

CENTRAL HONIARA VOTERS WILL HAVE TO WAIT 

WHILE the result for the North East Guadalcanal Constituency bye-election has been announced, Central Honiara voters are now likely to wait a little longer. Mrs. Ethel Lency – the spouse of Jaime Vokia who was removed in an election petition by the High Court in controversial circumstances early this year – snatched the victory when…