New ship confirm for West Are’Are

NEWLY purchased vessel for West Are’Are has been confirmed by the Solomon Islands Maritime Association (SIMA) which is currently undergoing final checks before it sets sail for the country. The much awaited promised vessel was expected since 2016 but it was delayed due to shortage of fund to purchase a good quality ship that can…

19yr nabbed over alleged rape of 6yr old

Police at Taro in Choiseul Province arrested a 19-year-old male person for allegedly raping a 6-year-old girl at Taro Station last week. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria said the alleged rape incident occurred between 3 to 4pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018 in the Taro Township. PPC Eria said the suspect…

Man faces charge of attempted murder

POLICE in Auki Malaita Province have arrested and charged a 31-year-old male in relation to a wounding incident at Sarawasi logging camp in Small Malaita. The incident occurred on Thursday, 11 October 2018. It is alleged that the incident is related to a land dispute connected to logging. Provincial Police Commander Malaita Province Superintendent Timothy…

Dausabea wants parliament dissolved

The president of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) Charles Dausabea is calling on the Governor General (GG) Sir Frank Kabui to exercise his emergency powers to dissolve the parliament. Mr. Dausabea made the call after Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu VATUD constituency Freda Tuki lost her seat lately following a successful petition case by…

No by-election for Temotu Vatud seat

NO by-elections will be held in Temotu Vatud Constituency, despite its MP Freda Tuki losing the seat following last week’s High Court ruling. That’s according to the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC). In his judgment dated 8 October, Justice Rex Faukona ruled in favour of the Petitioner Clay Forau, ruling that the election of Mrs…

Aipia hits out at fisheries

LOCAL businessman Dr Reginald Aipiais demanding the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to compensate him for loss of business and purported unlawful arrest. His demand came following a Court of Appeal ruling last Friday that stated the 1972 Fisheries regulation.as amended (including Regulation 13A). were repealed by the Fisheries Management Regulation 2017. Furthermore,…

Police probe fatal traffic accident

GUADALCANAL police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that resulted in the death of a three-year-old boy in the Charikulu area of Tangarare, in West Guadalcanal, on 11 October 2018. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says the incident occurred between 4 and 5pm on 11 October in the Charikulu area…