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…

Garland is no longer our consul in Sydney

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) says Sir Trevor Garland’s position as Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Sydney was relinquished in 2014. In a statement, it says since then the ministry has no involvement with Sir Trevor Garland on any Honorary Consul related matters. The clarification comes after Australian police arrested and…

Eight more from Guadalcanal to move to Canada

CANADA has greeted Guadalcanal Province with a New Year’s message which informs the province that eight more persons from the province have been nominated for Permanent Residence in Canada. Thomas Tangithia Mike has received his nomination approval as part of Guadalcanal Province’s partnership with Canadian International Training & Education Corp [CITREC]. He has been offered…

Police News

Police in Kirakira continue with Safe boat Operation Police at Kirakira in the Makira Ulawa Province have advised the captain of vessel MV Awaka on 19 January 2018 during a safe boat operation to ensure the ship is safe before travel as it appeared the boat was overloaded with passengers. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Superintendent…