Red-Eye on the rise in Auki

Red eye cases are on the rise in the Malaita Provincial capital, Auki and surrounding villages. This was confirmed by the Kiu’ufi Hospital In-section Control Officer Nixon Olofisau on Monday. Mr. Olofisau expressed said there have been a steady increase of Red eye cases in Auki and the surrounding communities over the past days. He…

RSIPF arrested murder suspect at GPOL area

GUADALCANAL police have arrested a murder suspect from Reef Islands following the death of a teenage boy at GPPOL-2 area over the weekend. Police alleged the incident which occurred on Saturday morning at about 7: 20am, revealed the suspect and the deceased were drinking beer with friends at a location known as Kirakira Street. It…

Court continues to hear bail applications

The court will on Tuesday continue to hear bail applications on the case of the six people accused of involving in the clash between two parties at the Water front night club in East Honiara. Lawyer representing Mostyn Junior Maenu’u, Chris Manehaita, John Namole, Kevin Ben Sade and Junior Mostyn and a 17 year-old juvenile…

Malaita delegation to Fiji

A high delegation from the Malaita Provincial government is part of the delegation from Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace that will leave for Fiji, Tuesday. Leading the Malaitan delegation is the Malaita provincial premier Peter Channel Ramoia, Minister of the Eastern Regional Affair Finely Fiumae, Minister of the Malaita Outer Islands Regional Affairs…

Landslide cuts off East Malaita road

A Landslide occurred along the East Road in Malaita over the weekend leaving travelling passengers stranded. This was confirmed by the Solomon Star reporter Ronald Toito’ona who is currently on tour in the area. Reports reaching this paper claimed that the landslide has damaged the east Malaita road at Rarata area living travelers in tough…

Five accused of arm robbery to enter plea

Five men accused of armed robbery outside of the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) at Point Cruz earlier this year will plea to the amended charges against them. The charge of armed robbery remains the same except that amendments were made to the wordings on the charge sheet. Prosecution will have it amended and served…

Finally, Reef islanders get piped water supply

Villagers of remote Reef Islands in Temotu Province could not hide their joy when they took delivery of three water supply projects last week. This effectively brought to an end years of walking long distances to fetch drinking water from nearby wells. The three water supply projects were jointly funded by the Government of Taiwan…

Auki shops flooded

A number of shops in Auki lost significant amount of goods after their premises were flooded on Friday. A blocked drainage was blamed for the flooding following a heavy downpour overnight. Shop owners spoken too were furious at their loss. “This is unacceptable,” one shop owner said. “Look at how much we lost here,” he…

Ministry intends to boost cruise ship visits

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism is seeking an additional $5 million to help finance plans to boost cruise ship visits to Gizo in Western Province. Permanent Secretary Andrew Nihopara and under-secretary Moses Tepai explained this to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) last week. PAC is conducting hearing into a supplementary appropriation bill the government…

Taiwan medical team here

A Taiwan Mobile Medical Team is here to offer free medical service. The trip is being funded by the Taiwanese government. It was led by Dr Chin Yi-Ying, a dermatologist, and comprised of three medical doctors and three nurses from Taiwan Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital. While here, the team will first visit Tongan…