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…

Speaker approves motion

Malaita Provincial Assembly Speaker Ronnie Butala had given the green-light for the no confidence motion against Premier Daniel Suidani to go ahead. This came after the Speaker sought legal advice and clarification on the matter from Malaita Chief Legal Officer and Attorney General Chamber.  According to a correspondence sighted by this paper, the Malaita Chief…

90 people tested after contact tracing

NINETY people have now been tested for COVID-19 and their results are pending since contact tracing commenced on Saturday. Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana highlighted this during his nationwide address, Monday. Dr Togamana said these people include the 29 student passengers who were seated close to the patient during the flight,…

Motion against Gina today

WESTERN Province Premier David Gina will face his second motion of no confidence today when the full Western Provincial Assembly meets. Notice of the motion was submitted to the Office of the Speaker of the Western Province Assembly on September 25th. It was revealed that the reason for this motion is because of lack of…