150 OUT, 7 REMAINED

Gov’t releases people from quarantine centres By ESTHER NURIA   THE Government on Friday released 150 people who’ve spent the last 14 days in the quarantine facilities in Honiara. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this in his nation-wide COVID-19 weekly address yesterday. “As of 12 noon today, all persons that came through Australia, Vanuatu and…

NGATI: IT’S POLITICS

Councillor says arrest politically motivated By IAN M.KAUKUI A CITY councillor police charged this week says his arrest and that of a colleague was politically motivated. Police arrested and charged councillors Reginald Ngati and Billy Abae over the alleged threat they made on city clerk Rence Sore. Ngati and Abae were responsible for exposing alleged financial…

Fatal ferry probe almost complete 

POLICE investigation into the fatal ferry accident that resulted in 27 passengers losing their lives in April is almost completed. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said the investigation will hopefully be completed by the end of this month. “I assure you that the National Criminal Investigation team has investigated this matter and about to complete…

2 HCC councillors arrested

Two members of the Honiara City Council were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly intimidating Rence Sore, the Honiara City clerk. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau responding to questions raised by reporters in the weekly police conference confirmed that the two are councillor for Vura Ward Reginald Ngati and councillor for Vavaya ward Billy Abae. Mangau said the…

‘Don’t back the Bill’

PREMIER of Western Province David Gina has called on all nine Members of Parliament (MP) from Western province not to support the new proposed Traditional Governance Bill. Mr. Gina made the call saying the new Bill is not going to serve the current provincial system. He further described it as unconstitutional and does not entertain…