Flood victims get relief supplies

Victims of the Kwaibaita flood in East Malaita finally receive their food relief supplies after two months of waiting. This was confirmed by the Provincial Member for ward 16 Finely Fiumae in an interview with this paper on Wednesday. Mr Fiumae said the task of delivering the 2,500 rice bags was not easy especially when…

Anti-corruption walk today

THE country will join the globe to celebrate 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) today. In Honiara a walk to fight against corruption will be staged this morning. The message for this year’s anti-corruption day (IACD) is that corruption impacts negatively on our future, our children’s future, our resources, our democracy and the development of Solomon…

Man arrested for robbery

Police have arrested a suspect in connection to an early morning robbery on Thursday morning. A statement from Police Media Unit said, the suspect was alleged to have been involved in a robbery at the Solomon Islands Public Employees Union (SIPEU) at the town ground office on Thursday morning. It was alleged three male persons…

Man nabbed with child explicit material

A SIXTY-six (66) year old man has been arrested yesterday for possession of child exploitation material. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, following the arrest investigation by the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF), Sexual Assault Unit is progressing. Other charges are being considered, the statement said. “This investigation commenced as a result…

Dr Kako inspires students with experience

Sacrifice will motivate you to be a successful person in life. The Malaita Provincial Health Director Dr. Henry Kako told the Auki primary school students during the 2016 end year prize giving and closing ceremony on Wednesday. Dr. Kako who was the guest speaker at the occasion told the students that success will not come…

APS grade six students challenged

Auki primary school (APS) students have been told to commit themselves in their studies to achieve better. This was highlighted by the APS head teacher Raphael Angii when addressing grade six students, parents and guardians who attended the 2016 prize giving and closing ceremony at the APS school hall on Wednesday. He told the students…

Man accused of raping young daughter

A MAN in his 60s accused of raping his 12-year-old daughter in their Honiara home has been remanded in custody, Thursday. The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the girl because they are related, faces two counts of rape. He appeared on Thursday in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court with a swollen…

Western second appointed day celebrated

Western province celebrated its Second Appointed Day on Wednesday in Gizo. Despite the mild heat from the sun, hundreds of delegates and members of the public braved the day to be part of the 33rd anniversary, commemorating its significance in the governance of the western province. Leading the parade yesterday was the police and Correctional…

$10M SCANDAL ARREST

Police charge Health ministry’s financial controller POLICE on Wednesday arrested and charged the financial controller of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in connection to the $10 million that was stolen from the ministry. Stephen Kido Dalipanda, from Choiseul Province, appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on 15 counts of false pretences. He was…

Witnesses arrested & brought to court

POLICE have located and arrested two of prosecution’s witnesses who failed to turn up in court to give evidence in a murder trial in the High Court. Their warrants of arrests were however discharged on Wednesday since the trial did not proceed. This was due to the defence counsel being reportedly sick. These witnesses will…