In court with Assumpta

Young sex offender told to stay out of trouble ‘No offender is too young under law’ Gov’t urged to rehabilitate offenders Young sex offender told to stay out of trouble A 15-YEAR-OLD male who confessed to sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl in February this year in Honiara was given a bond sentence yesterday. R.I.R was sentenced after pleading…

Premiers now well-versed with emergency powers

A SUMMARY of outcomes following the two days Premiers Workshop recently in Honiara on the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) has revealed that the country’s provincial leaders now have an improved understanding of the emergency powers. According to the summary, those who took measures without fully understanding their limitations realised those errors and promised to…

Bars, pubs and casinos reopen for business

KAVA bars, pubs, and casinos operating within the emergency zone of Honiara are now allowed to reopen for business. But night clubs will remain closed. Attorney General John Muria Jnr. clarified this yesterday during the COVID-19 radio talk-back show. Kava bars, pubs, and casinos within Honiara were ordered to close down under the initial 2020…

Province to cancel licence of Chinese

TWO Chinese who were caught conducting illegal beche-de-mer trade in Malaita Province during the ban period will have their operating licences cancelled. Yan Pang and Zhaoxinlz, who have beche-de-mer buying licences from Malaita Province, are behind the illegal trade of beche-de-mer in the province. According to information received from the Fisheries Office in Auki, the…

China Harbour donates medical kits

CHINA Harbour Engineering (SI) Company has once again come to our aid with the latest donation of COVID-19 kits.  The company donated medical kits to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services on Tuesday in Honiara. Receiving the donations, the Minister for Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dickson Mua thanked China Harbour Engineering Company for the…

WALE APPLAUDS MPGIS MINISTER FOR MALA RECONCILIATION

The Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale applauds the government for backing down on plans to suspend the Malaita Provincial executive.  The statement was issued after it was reported that the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening reconciled in a ceremony held in Honiara recently. “I applaud the responsible Minister for taking the initiative…

Ming: we want to improve health facilities

CHINA’S VISIT TO MALAITA By ANDREW FANASIA OFFICIALS from the Chinese Embassy in Honiara made a special trip to Malaita at the invitation of two MPs from the province on Monday. This was revealed exclusively by China’s Acting Ambassador to Solomon Islands Yao Ming, Tuesday. Ambassador Ming, who was part of the team, was invited by…

Suidani, Seleso sort out  differences

PROVINCIAL Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) minister Rollen Seleso says he has resolved his differences with Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani during a meeting in Honiara, Tuesday. Seleso earlier warned Suidani he will suspend the Malaita Provincial Government if the premier refuses to cooperate with the Government on COVID-19 efforts. Suidani fired back in his letter…

Kenilorea tenders resignation

Peter Kenilorea Junior has tendered his resignation as the Deputy Opposition leader, on Monday the 11th of May, 2020. In an official post on his Facebook page, Mr. Kenilorea thanked the Opposition group for their support during his tenure as the Deputy Leader. “I remain a loyal opposition member, focusing on my role as Chair of…