Councilors’ case adjourned 

THE case of the two Honiara City Councilors accused of intimidating Honiara City Clerk Rence Sore at the Councils headquarters has been adjourned to tomorrow. Councillor for Vavaya Ward Billy Abae and Vura Ward Councillor Reginald Ngati are facing charges of intimidation. Their matter was listed before Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti yesterday for mention but…

FFA coordinates maritime surveillance of Solomon Islands fisheries with NZDF assistance

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft is currently conducting three days of aerial surveillance over Solomon Islands’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), a task coordinated by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). The targeted maritime surveillance patrol was requested by Solomon Islands Government in order to monitor the activities of tuna…

New charge to ship dead body to Malaita

Shipping companies servicing Malaita Province through the Honiara-Auki route are being asked to abide by the Malaita Provincial Executive decision and policy when it comes to transporting dead bodies on ships to Malaita. According to the Malaita Provincial Executive decision, shipping companies operating the route should only charge $500 for a deceased body. The executive…

Teen jailed for rape

A TEENAGER accused of raping his cousin sister and impregnated her in 2018 has been sentenced to one year imprisonment, Monday. The young man who cannot be named for legal reasons committed the offence when he was only 16 years old. The victim was 13 years old at that time. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga said…

Easing of social distancing at schools discussed

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) will start looking at easing off social distancing in schools within the emergency zones. Speaking at a recent talk back show, MEHRD Deputy Secretary and chairman of the MEHRD COVID-19 communication oversight committee James Bosamata said following a meeting held with the Ministry of Health and…

MORGUE UNDER SPOTLIGHT

‘Morgue workers milk NRH through embalming fees’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is losing millions of dollars from embalming services provided by the only NRH morgue through individuals teaming up with a couple of doctors. A close reliable source within NRH described the payment deal as a clear act of corruption that…

Chichinge celebrates water supply project 

CHICHINGE community in Malango ward, Central Guadalcanal was alive on Friday to celebrate the completion of a water supply project funded under the Rural Development project (RDP). The unveiling of the project was held at the community much to excitement of the community because for the first time water is now at their door step.…

 Chiefs want NDMO to respond

A CHIEF of Sandfly Island in Gela Central Province is calling on to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to provide disaster relief supplies to their community. Speaking to this paper over the weekend chief George Selwyn Loli of Leitongo district claimed they are also the victims of the recent tropical cyclone Harold. “But for…

MFMR, Malaita province sign deal 

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the provincial capital Auki, paving the way for the proposed Bina Harbour Processing Plant project to be implemented. Fisheries Minister Nestor Giro signed on behalf of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources while…