2019 census, a huge challenge for NSO

THE National Statistics Office (NSO) within the Ministry of Finance and Treasurer is currently gearing up preparation for next year’s national census. National Statistician Douglas Kimi when addressing participants at the launching of the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands Poverty Maps on Monday, said his office is currently rolling out key statistical activities within…

Disaster awareness at Kodili

THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is participating at the Kodili Festival in Buala, Isabel Province, which opened, Monday. The NDMO team was deployed both by outboard motor (OBM) on Sunday 24th and via Solomon Airline Flight on Monday 25th ahead of the official opening on Monday afternoon. “This festival is an opportunity for the…

Five survive deadly fire

A FAMILY has survived a deadly fire that razed down a house at Kobe village in Ngella, Central province last month. About five people, four kids and their aunt were in the house sleeping when the fire broke out and engulfed the home. One of the survivors, Rhoda Wale said they were fast asleep inside…

KENILOREA EYES 2019 ELECTIONS

Kenilorea resigns to contest 2019 polls By ANDREW FANASIA  PETER Kenilorea Jnr is leaving his permanent secretary job at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to contest next year’s national elections. He will officially vacate office on 29 June 2018 to vie for the East Are’Are Constituency, a seat once held by his late…

Gearing up for election

OFFICERS serving under the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have concluded four weeks of intensive training to prepare for next years national general election. The Public Order Management (POM) and Operational Safety Training (OST) was conducted at the Rove Police headquarters. Assistant Commissioner (AC) Corporate Support Simpson Pogeava said the training was aimed at…

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…