Volcanic ash affects thousands in Temotu

ABOUT 11,500 people in Temotu province are affected as a result of the continuous eruption of volcanic ash from Tinakula, a report from the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) yesterday revealed. However, the report stated that the number can be ascertained in the coming days as verification continues. Reef Islands and the Polynesian outlying island…

Rayboy lauds support for new dining hall

Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Paripao ward in Guadalcanal Province Andrew Rayboy has thanked  the Australian volunteers who helped to build a new dining hall for Tenakonga School. Tenakonga Adventist College is situated in the highlands of North East Guadalcanal, about 14 kilometres  inland drive from the highway road. Mr Rayboy told the…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Court reserves ruling on Sae THE High Court has reserved its judgment on the case of the former fugitive and high profile murder accused Edmond Sae. This followed the closing submissions made on Sae’s case on Wednesday in the High Court. A date for the judgment will be made known to all counsels in this…

Sofu returns to former school

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu returns to his former school as the guest of honor after 38 years to congratulate the graduating students. Mr Sofu was the guest of honor at the Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School annual graduation and prize giving ceremony on Wednesday. The Minister of Infrastructure and Development (MID)…

CLASH OVER STOCK

Controversy surrounds seized bêche-de-mer By TEDDY KAFO THE stocks of seized bêche-de-mer confiscated from three Chinese business houses in Honiara last week have become a matter of controversy. Acting Permanent Secretary of Fisheries Ferral Lasi in an interview this week confirmed that after meeting with the police, they have agreed to return the bags of…

‘Blackbird’ film show today

‘Blackbird’, a short narrative film exploring a dark and little known part of Australian history will be screened this evening. The screening will take place at Honiara’s Taloa Cinema, Rove seafront, West Honiara. This will be followed by a Q&A with Solomon Islander actors Jeremy Bobby and Regina Lepping, a statement from the organisers said.…

Threat of volcano ash

ASH cloud from the Tinakula volcano, which erupted last Saturday morning, has travelled over much of eastern Temotu Province’s Reef Islands. That’s according to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). “Ash is carried on the wind that flows at a high level and this can be different to the direction of wind on the ground,”…

Court rules on technical issue

THE court has ruled that despite the procedural failures on three separate cases including the fraud cases of two former permanent secretaries, Henry Murray and Edmond Sikua, those procedural failures can be rectified. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo in her ruling found that the procedural irregularity in these three cases although they relate to the institution…

Miss Malaita calls in to thank sponsor

MISS Malaita Greimie Ezra on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga who is one of her main supporters and sponsor. Speaking at the brief meeting Mr Maelanga said that he was happy and proud to support Greimie to be Malaita’s representative at the Miss SI Pageant. He added he is…