$400 per inmate a day

IT costs the national government $400 per day to feed and meet the welfare of each inmate serving at the Correctional Centres around the country. This was highlighted by the Commissioner of Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi during a peace restoration ceremony held at Sughu Village in the Tasimauri Region, Weather Coast of…

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…

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…