KILLER DRIVER

Man admits manslaughter of five people at Tenaru bridge THE driver of a vehicle who rammed and killed five people at the Tenaru Bridge, east of Honiara in July had pleaded guilty to the offence. Danny Benson, 18, entered guilty pleas to five counts of manslaughter yesterday when he appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky…

‘FAKED’ VAX CARDS PROBED

INVESTIGATION is now underway to ascertain that a number of vaccination cards have been faked. Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmie Rodgers revealed this on Sunday during the fortnightly talk-back show over the national broadcaster. He warned those responsible will be prosecuted if found. “It has come to our notice that there are vaccination…

ASILAUA SAYS SORRY

MALAITA’S Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Ward 11, Elijah Asilaua has issued a verbal public apology to thousands of Malaitans in Auki this week, during a failed attempt to table a motion against Premier Daniel Suidani. This was after angry members of the public who walked up to the opposition camp at Hotel Malaita…

MARA back in full strength

The MARA government under the leadership of Premier Daniel Suidani is now back to full strength with the swearing-in of two new ministers, Thursday. The two new ministers joined the MARA camp on Tuesday this week and got their oath yesterday administered by a commission of oath and provincial clerk in the absence of the…

PROTESTERS ARMED

Police assessment indicates presence of arms in Auki AN on the ground assessment by police in Auki, Malaita Province indicated some of the protesters were armed, Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told a news conference in Honiara, Thursday. Commissioner Mangau also confirmed activities undertaken by the protestors, including the march and sit-in by women in-front of…

MARA REIGNS

Suidani remains in power as mover withdraws motion under pressure The Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) Government led by Premier Daniel Suidani has survived what was regarded as a second motion of no confidence against him after the mover of the motion MPA for Ward 11 Elijah Asilaua withdrew the motion under public pressure.…

Motion likely to be deferred

Despite the fact the Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani welcomes the second motion of no confidence against him Wednesday, the motion will most likely be deferred due to peoples power. The opposition group who claimed their intention to move the motion is in the best interest of the people were proven wrong when their arrival in…

CYBER CRIME LAW NEEDED

‘Gov’t urged to bring the cyber crime law’ SOLOMON Islands social media users, mainly on Facebook (FB) are calling on the government to seriously consider bring to parliament the Cyber bullying law for the sake of our young people and the country. The call came after a young man committed suicide in the Western Province…