3 brothers arrested for common assault

POLICE in Gizo, Western Province, have arrested and charged three brothers from theGizo Top hill area for alleged common assault following an incident on 6 September 2019. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says the suspects, in their 20s,are part from Shortland Islands and part Bougainville.  “The suspects and the victim,…

US eyes Bina Harbour 

THE United States (us) is considering working in Bina Harbour, Malaita Province with other donor partners under the USAID program. USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Ann Marie Yastishock told local journalists in a press conference in Honiara, Tuesday. She unveiled some areas US will step into fund under the USAID program with regards to infrastructure development.…

GIZO TRAGEDY

• Heavy rain cause havoc in Western Provincial capital •      Mother died, husband, daughter survived By TERENCE ZIRUin Gizo A MOTHER is dead while her daughter survived after they were buried by a tragic landslide early Tuesday morning in Gizo, Western Province. The landslide came after days of heavy rain at the provincial…

Tovosia on mining

MINES minister Bradley Tovosia says he’s well aware of the problems the mining industry faces and pledged to fix them for the good of the country. He was answering a question from the leader of Opposition Mathew Wale in parliament, Monday. Wale pointed out that issues the mining industry faces, which he said must be…

Manele visits Taipei

THE Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday announced a 5-day visit by Solomon Islands Foreign Affairs Minister Jeremiah Manele beginning September 8 amid speculation of a possible switch in political allegiance by Honiara to Beijing. “MOFA warmly welcomes Jeremiah Manele, foreign minister of the Solomon Islands, our Pacific ally, who is scheduled to…

Rodgers: gov’t remains focus

THE Sogavare-led government remains focus as they continue to wait for the report from the bi-partisan taskforce on whether to switch from Taiwan to China. Secretary to Prime Minister Dr Jimmy Rodgers stated this when he appeared before the Foreign Relations Committee (FRC) hearing on the issue, Wednesday. “I believe Prime Minister Sogavare is aware…