Appeal for calm

The Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) acting Timothy Apaesi has called on the Malaita general public to remain clam and stay out of politics and let politicians deal with politics. The PPC acting made the call on Thursday ahead of the motion of no confidence to oust the Malaita Premier Peter Chanel Ramoihia and his…

Police arrest kwaso brewer

GUADALCANAL police have arrested a man at Tenaru, East Honiara on Tuesday afternoon for brewing the illegal home brew, Kwaso. Deputy Police Commissioner Gabrial Manelusi during the police press conference on Thursday said the suspect was arrested while in the process of brewing Kwaso. “Police raided the area and confiscated the Kwaso, a 45 cylinder…

URGENT PROBE!

PM orders investigation into Rennell logging violence PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reportedly ordered an urgent investigation into the deepening violence-related logging operations in West Rennell, Renbel Province. This followed a briefing by the Peace and Reconciliation Committee after it was approached by landowners who feared the situation on West Rennell could ignite a repeat…

Case referred to authorities

Malaita Provincial government’s illegal borrowing has been referred to relevant authorities for investigation. The referral was made by a group of Malaitans who investigated the matter in the wake of the scandal. The provincial executive under the leadership of Premier Peter Ramohia has illegally borrowed more than $5 million from businessmen, some of them members…

SINU stands ground

No intention to give away Panatina Campus to USP THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has no intention of giving away its “national status” to the University of the South Pacific (USP). SINU’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Basil Shelton Marasinghe stated this. He was responding to recent calls for SINU to allow USP’s proposed 4th…

Baby killed by the sea

Police charge girl with murder AN 18-year-old girl accused of the murder of her new born baby in 2015 will be appearing again at the Honiara Magistrate’s Court again on September 29. The girl fronted the court on Thursday for the mention of her matter and was further remanded in custody. The alleged incident occurred during…

PORTS $16M INVESTMENT

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) yesterday commissioned three container cranes worth $16million in Honiara on Tuesday. The 45 ton Kalma reach stackers full container handler was bought from Australia. Kalma officials, SIPA’s chief executive officer, Michael Wate, legal officer Charles Ashley, director engineering, Ronald Ivupitu, chairman of SIPA board Billy Titiulu and staff have witnessed…