CRUSHED TO DEATH

A STAFF at the Fielders Delite Flour mill was crushed to death on Monday morning while cleaning a flour mixing machine. The accident took place at around 9am at the factory site which is located opposite the Water Front night club in east of Honiara. Initial reports stated the victim in his 40s from North…

Leaders needs to step in

One of the leaders from Malaita, Hudson Jamin Maniasi has called on leaders to immediately step in and look for ways to address the recent social and religious movement in Malaita province. He said that social movements like the current Kingdom movement in Malaita and Platform Movement in Makira Province cannot be ignored and needs…

PM REJECTS BID

$2m renovation cost too expensive By EDDIE OSIFELO PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela had rejected the proposal of SBD$2 million cost for renovation of the former Red House at Vavaya Ridge, Central Honiara. This came after engineers from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) have estimated the initial cost of the renovations at more than SBD$2milion.…

A community with the basic services

BASIC services like clinics, markets, and schools are what people in the rural areas need the most. Any community that has got those services at their disposal should be enough for them to move on with their life. One such community is Busurata, located 14 kilometres from the Malaita provincial capital Auki, up in the…

Kingdom leader urged to repent

ONE of the pioneers of the so-called Kingdom Movement, Gordon Mae of Central Kwara’ae, says the group’s leader Kemuel Kaleni is a “deceiver and a false prophet” who must repent. Over the past few days, the Kingdom Movement has been the talk of the day on both mainstream and social media. It finally led to…

Victim is a local

Trevor Garland remains under police custody By LYNNISSHA RUNA A 24-year-old man the country’s former honorary consul in Sydney Sir Trevor Garland is alleged to have sexually assaulted is a Solomon Islander. That’s according to Australian police documents tendered in a Sydney court, Friday. Police arrested Garland, 62, last Thursday in Sydney and charged him…

City council to inspect shops

The Honiara City Council (HCC) will carry out inspections of shops in the capital soon as part of their 2018 undertaking. This proposed move has received huge praises from the general public after the council regulated the bus route earlier this month. Inspectors will also examine restaurants and roadside food stalls located within the Honiara…