STUDENTS’ MEAL IN PHILIPPINES

The government has dismissed the report that local students currently quarantined at hotels in Manila, Philippines are being fed with pig bones. This came after a photo uploaded by one of the students went viral showing images of pig bones served with rice and a slice of ball cabbage. The students claimed that the food…

Ten for Central Honiara, 4 for N/East Guadalcanal 

A TOTAL of 14 candidates are vying for a seat in next month’s bye-election for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal constituencies at the close of nomination on Wednesday. Ten candidates have been nominated and registered to contest the Central Honiara Constituency while four (4) for the North East Guadalcanal constituency. The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission…

Students: stop spreading rumours

LOCAL students who recently arrived from Philippines are calling on the general public to stop spreading rumours on social media or within the communities about them. One of the students spoken to in a phone interview said what has been stated on social media and the general public is just a rumour and is not true. “The…

60yr old nabbed for alleged rape

A 60-year-old man is facing four charges of allegedly having sexual intercourse with an eight-year-old and a 10-year-old girl in 2018 and 2019 at the same location in Noro, Western Province. Both matters were reported to the police at the Noro Police Station on 23 September 2020 and the defendant was arrested the next day…

Last chance for nomination 

Wednesday is the last chance for candidates to register their nominations for next month’s bye-election.  Thats according to a statement from Solomon Islands Electoral Office said As of Tuesday, seven (7) candidates have registered their nomination to contest the Central Honiara constituency seat and four (4) candidates to contest North East Guadalcanal seat.  Two of the…

Firisua, a former central banker up for by-election

A FORMER Central Banker has confirmed her intention to contest the Central Honiara by-election next month. Pauline Radoe Firisua said she would be contesting as an “Independent” candidate. “I am contesting for our children, women, youth and family in this by-election,” Mrs. Firisua said after settling her fee and other election requirements this afternoon. “I…

Taimareho tragedy report released

* MV Taimareho sailed without any clearance of the boarding officer* Shipowner and master did not comply with the requirements of the safety certificate By IAN M.KAUKUINewsroom, Honiara  MINISTER for Infrastructure Development (MID) and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has finally released the much-awaited report into the tragic sea disaster on the early morning hours…

LILO TO CONTEST

Eyes seat for Central Honiara Constituency FORMER Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has been nominated as a candidate to contest the Central Honiara Constituency Bye-Election in November. A statement from a group who called themselves ‘A Campaign Team’ for the Central Honiara Constituency Bye-Election in November 2020 said they are nominating Mr Lilo to contest.…

Parents urged to remind students

The Government is asking parents and guardians to assist in counseling their returning students from the Philippines to abide by quarantine protocols. Secretary to the Prime Minister and Co-Chair of the Government Oversight Committee on Covid-19, Dr. Jimmie Rodgers uttered the call following reports of some students misbehaving at quarantine centers, a statement from Government…

Govt’s ‘stop the spread’ target 

  GOVERNMENT’s number one objective now is to stop COVID-19 from further spreading in the country. This was highlighted by Robson Djokovic Chief of Staff (COS) at the Prime Ministers Office on Monday during a press conference.  The country over the weekend recorded its first in-country COVID-19 case. A returning student from the Philippines was believed…