Spirit of Solomons ready to fly

Solomon Airlines new Airbus A320-200, “Spirit of Solomons” will make its first landing in the country, Saturday. The national carrier said on Friday, the aircraft left Townsville yesterday for Brisbane International Airport following completion of painting and its seat installation.  At Brisbane International Airport, it will position for its first scheduled flight to Honiara today. The…

Police inquiry ongoing despite reconciliation

RECONCILIATION has been conducted between the three drunken senior police officers and the families of the two students following an accident in Malaita last month. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said this does not mean investigations into this matter will stop. “Investigation has to take its cause,” Mr. Mangau said. Mr. Mangau added that the…

SUSPICIOUS DEATH

Police: bruises on man’s body By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE say they are treating the death of the 68-year-old man whose body was found beside the road at Guadalcanal Plains as suspicious because of the bruises found on his body. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau at the commissioner’s weekly conference told reporters that the body of…

Upgrading of outskirts city roads soon

A CONTRACT has been signed on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) and Island Kori Construction Company.  The signing marks the beginning of the upgrading of Kombivatu, Feraladoa, Ferakusia and Matariu roads. Speaking during the signing ceremony, the Permanent Secretary of MID Stephen Maesiola thanked Cathrine Ernest for showing…

Missing RAV 4 case to DPP

THE police report on the vehicle that went missing from the Kukum Traffic Centre compound last December is now with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said police’s Professional Standard and Investigation (PSII) had the report forwarded to the DPP after they completed their investigations. “So far the PSII completed…

Census data quality checks underway

Data Quality Check (QC) of the 2019 National Population and Housing Census is currently underway at the National Statistics Office/Census Office in Honiara. This was after all the census filled forms from all the provinces were collected and registered by the census office over the past months. The census office has recruited Quality Checkers and…

HCC Mayor Wilson Mamae is new Scouts President

Honiara City Council Lord Mayor Wilson Mamae has accepted to become the President of the Solomon Islands Scouts Association, as the association continues its revival to boosting the scouting movement in the country. Mamae accepted the offer this morning whilst meeting with senior members of the Solomon Islands Scout Association led by chairman William Barile…

High Court opens new court room

THE High Court has officially opened a new courtroom, Thursday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer at the opening said the courtroom 2 will primarily be used for civil hearings. “The opening of this courtroom will restore the number of courtrooms back to four down from 5, with the closure of courtrooms 4 and 5,” Sir…