Call to return G-Hilux

The Western Provincial Secretary (PS) has requested the Ministry for Infrastructure, Development (MID) to retrieve the provincial vehicle which in the possession of the former premier. Mr Jeffrey Wickham was responding to a call made in the Forum Gizo discussion group in the social media on Monday. It was revealed that former premier Wayne Maepioh was…

Minister welcomes poverty report

THE Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Finance and Treasury was really impressed with the outcome of the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands Poverty Maps based on the 2012/13 Household Income and Expenditure Survey and the 2009 Population and Housing Census.  Manasseh Sogavare made the statement when officially launched the report on Monday at…

Police News

* RSIPF investigates death in West* Inmate charged for assaulting mate* Man attacks wife, arrested* One dead, police probe accident* 7 youths sentenced at Kirakira* Duo arrested for public drinking RSIPF investigates death in West Police in the Western province are investigating the death of a male adult while travelling on board a motorised canoe…

CJ: Attendance is worth the investment

Judges and magistrates who are attending a week long judicial training this week have been assured that their time in attending the course is worth the investment. The training commenced yesterday at the High Court. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer made this assurance when welcoming the participants of the (PJSI) Pacific Judiciary Strengthening Initiative (PJSI)…

12.7% LIVE AS ‘POOR’

AN ESTIMATED 12.7 percent of the country’s population which equals to about 78,500 people in Solomon Islands live ‘below’ the poverty line and are regarded as ‘poor.’ This was highlighted by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Manasseh Sogavare yesterday when he officially launched what he described as the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands…

Malaita MPs call for women support

Prime Minister Rick Hou appeals to the Malaita women to work hard to convince the resource owners to support the economic and development aspiration of the government. He made the appeal during the Malaita Women’s dialogue with Members of Parliament on Women and Gender concerns and interests held at the Paul Tovua Complex conference room…

Villagers urged hikers to seek permission

VISITING guests and public who want to visit the Mataniko fall must first seek permission before going on bush walks. A spokesman for Lelei village Richard Job stressed this as a warning for tourists and locals who want to visit the water-fall. He said seeking permission from the village elders of Matanko will help visitors…

New pact to fight deadly beetle here

THE New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are close to reaching an agreement with the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) on the structure of a new project to assist with the management of the coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, in Solomon Islands. News of the agreement was conveyed to the Government and…

Living by the law

IF you visit Auki market, you will not miss the presence of the Malaita Provincial Government active security officers, manning the market area 24 hours a day. This has elevated the status of the Japanese million-dollar funded Auki market, to become a more secure place, where everyone can enjoy shopping for fruits and vegetables. The…

Preparation for UN recruits expensive

IT is an expensive progress to prepare police officers to be deployed under the United Nation (UN) peacekeeping mission overseas, says Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga. Ms Matanga revealed this when asked by a journalist at the commissioner’s weekly conference last Thursday, whether they will be sending another group later this year on a UN…