Gov’t to increase PCDF in 2022 budget 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the provincial governments that his government will increase the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) in next year’s budget. When delivering his 43rd independence nation address, Wednesday, Sogavare said his attendance to our provincial 2nd Appointed Days in our Provinces is manifestation of his desire to decentralise and ensure appropriate…

Wale cautions Gov’t

OUTSPOKEN Leader of the Opposition Mathew Wale is cautioning the government not to allow the delta variant to enter the country.  He made the precautionary call in his special adjournment statement in the parliament yesterday. “The government needs to take a zero risk approach to this variant that is now ravaging countries around the world…

CRASHED TO DEATH

One dead, three injured in fatal road accident   A FATAL accident at a logging operation on Vella La Vella, Western Province has claimed the life of a truck driver over the weekend. Three female passengers have sustained injuries with one serious. A man from Malaita is dead after the tipper truck he was driving…

BEACH WARNING

THE public has been warned to be extra careful when visiting some of the beaches in North West Guadalcanal for recreational activities. This followed a theft incident yesterday morning at the well-known Bonege beach. Benjamin Afuga from Yumi TokTok Forum (YTTF) reported that on Sunday morning at around 8:30am two expat divers and a local instructor…

ACCIDENT KILLS FIVE

Five people died, three injured in a fatal Independence accident   AT Least five people have died and three sustained injuries in a fatal accident on Wednesday night at the Tenaru Bridge. The tragic accident involved a privately owned vehicle used as a passenger vehicle. According to police report, the accident has involved a double…

Police appeals for peace after man’s death

  POLICE chief Mostyn Mangau is appealing to the families of both parties involved in a reconciliation ceremony in connection to a murder incident at Marumbo, West Guadalcanal to maintain the peace between them. Mr Mangau said the reconciliation was agreed by both parties after the incident to reconcile with each other and established an…

SOPE ends soon

THE State of Public Emergency (SOPE) will soon end on 24th July. That’s according to Attorney General (AG) John Muria Jr when speaking during the national talk-back show over the national broadcaster yesterday. “We know that on the 24th July our State of Public Emergency will come to an end,” he said. However, he added…

STUDENTS STUCK OVER VISA ISSUE

Five students still remain in Philippines   FIVE of our local students studying in Philippines are still in Manila due to VISA issues. Speaking during the radio talk-back show yesterday, Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, Dr Franco Rodie said according to their record they still have five students…

Koto urges public to settle matters peacefully

THERE are peaceful ways to solve issues without having to use force and conflict, says the Auki RSIPF Operation Commander, Charles Eddie Koto. Mr Koto made the statement following a knife brawl in West Kwara’ae in Malaita Province, which resulted in five people being injured with knife wounds and are currently admitted at the Kilu’ufi…