US-based institute consults with M4D 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) movement on behalf of the Malaita people on Wednesday met a team from the International Republican Institute (IRI) based in Washington DC in Auki, Malaita Province. The IRI team is visiting Auki as part of a consultation to gather the views of the provincial government, churches and other civil society groups…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Alleged stabber to stand trial Sentencing for man who assaults girl Arson case adjourned further Alleged stabber to stand trial A MAN accused of stabbing another man with a knife last November at Mbokonavera 2, Honiara will be standing trial next month. John Whisley Kuko, 28, is facing one count of unlawful wounding. The trial…

Aust/NZ defence advisers meet PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday received a courtesy visit from defence advisers from Australia and New Zealand at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet. The advisers are Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus J Campbell and Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force Air Marshall Kevin R Short. General Campbell speaking…

VIRUS ALERT

Ministry puts in new measures By IAN M. KAUKUI ALL incoming international travellers will be subjected to temperature checks on arrival in the country. They will also be required to complete a Traveller’s Public Health Declaration Card. These are two of the latest measures the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has put in place…

City traffic operation starts Wednesday

POLICE at the Kukum Traffic Centre in Honiara will be conducting traffic controls at different locations in the capital city starting today. Supervising Director Kukum Traffic Centre, Inspector Doreen Vaea says the aim of the traffic operation is to ensure the safe and easy flow of traffic throughout the Mendana Avenue area near the Honiara…

M4D hits back at Sasako 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) movement is calling on veteran journalist Alfred Sasako and his cronies to stop misleading the country about a reconciliation he claimed being proposed by Malaita Provincial Government with the national government.  The call came after an article which carried Sasako’s byline with the headline ‘The truth about reconciliation proposed by Malaita’…

Gov’t must act now

Local students in China afraid of coronavirus By ANDREW FANASIA THE Government and the Ministry of Health in Solomon Islands must act now by preparing to respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak first reported in Wuhan City, Central China’s Hubei Province. A local student studying in Xi’an city, Shaanxi Province, north west of China Nicholas Ngele…

Search for missing nine called off

THE search for the nine people who went missing on January 15 between the waters of Western and Choiseul provinces was called off last Thursday. The missing included five males, two females and two children. This was confirmed by chief of Purinabangara, Katupika District in South Choiseul chief Rence Zama in an interview last week…

Takeli hails PM Sogavare

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has greater vision for the country, Makira-Ulawa’s Deputy Premier Joe Takeli says. Takeli uttered this when he accompanied Premier Julian Maka’a during a courtesy visit to Sogavare, Monday. After listening to Sogavare sharing his government’s plans and his aspirations for the country, Takeli took an opportunity to express to the prime…