Mass evacuation

Thousands flee to hilltops after earthquake, tsunami warning THOUSANDS of Honiara residents evacuated to the higher grounds after a 7.4 underwater earthquake caused havoc and fear which led a late tsunami warning. The quake struck before midnight, Sunday night. Following quake and tsunami warning men, women, children loaded up both public and private vehicles and…

Bobongi ruling further deferred

The ruling on the voir dire hearing (trial within a trial) on the former Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) employee who allegedly stole more than a million dollars of muted notes from the Bank has been deferred. This was because the presiding judge is not available as he is currently on medical leave. He…

Quake, Tsunami

The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has reported no casualties or damages from the magnitude 7.6 quake and tsunami that struck the coastal villages of mainland Makira and islands on Sunday morning. The undersea earthquake followed by a tsunami had forced thousands of people in many parts of the country living in the coastal areas…

Second tsunami warning issued

A second tsunami warning was issued late last night after another powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck at 11.35pm, located near 111 km South of Kirakira, at a depth of 20 kilometres. Downgraded from a previously reported strength of 7.7, the quake prompted hundreds to flee their homes. Residents in Makira province where…

Lilo, Sikua visit Gold Ridge

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and Opposition Leader Dr Derek Sikua on Sunday spent few hours visiting the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal. Their visit came after the Mine suspended operations following the flash flood. Most of the foreigners working for Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) have since left the country, forcing the Solomon…