Sogavare backs Jakarta mission

EAST Choiseul MP Manasseh Sogavare has supported government proposal to establish an embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. “This is a strategic move that should be welcomed,” Mr Sogavare said while speaking in parliament, Tuesday. He said in addition to furthering Solomon Islands economic interest, the move should facilitate active engagement with Jakarta on the issue of…

Tran dresses constituency flood victims

WEST Honiara Member of Parliament has made a second wave of assistance to flood victims of his constituency. This time, Namson Tran donated clothes and blankets. Constituency Development Officer (CDO) on behalf of the MP delivered 50 clothing bales through the White River Dorcas group. “This is the continuous support of the MP towards those…

Panamex aids relief supplies

Panamex Group of companies on Thursday aided relief supplies for the flooding victims’ with goods worth more than $100,000. Their local distributor in the country, George Wu Company delivered the goods to World Vision and the National disaster management office (NDMO). Goods included 350 bags of 20kg rice, 350 cartoons of waioka tuna taiyo including…

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)…