$53k PAYMENT

Sore: where’s the evidence?   HONIARA City Mayor and City Clerk have asked if both Councillors Reginald Ngati and Billy Abae provide their evidence for the new revelation before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) about a $53,000 payment to the Clerk on Tuesday. The new so-called revelation was revealed when both Councillors appeared before the…

PM ORDERS SECURITY STEP UP AT WESTERN BORDER

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday has ordered to further beef up surveillance at the western border. This followed the increase of number of COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea and neighboring Bougainville. The Prime Minister said the latest WHO report indicates an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Bougainville to around 26…

Flood damages bridge in Malaita

Kware bridge in West Fataleka, Malaita Province was partly damaged by floodwaters over the weekend. The flash flood was caused by continuous heavy rainy weather experienced in most parts of the province. A transport operator in West Fataleka Dickson Laumani said, a bridge known as ‘Small kware bridge’ in ward 5; West Fataleka has partly…

Landowner pleads for respect 

A woman landowner from Star Harbour in East Makira, Makira Ulawa Province has called on police and courts to respect owners of forests and land resources. Eunice Ruku Kamurisigea also calls on forestry authorities and foreign logging companies to render the same respect for owners of forests and land resources in the same area of…

Drone to be returned

‘But Bougainvilleans’ condemned police report’   THE police drone which was seized by the Bougainville fishermen will be returned to the Solomon Islands as soon as their leaders and police retrieved it from the fishermen in Bougainville. This was confirmed by a reliable source in Bougainville over the weekend when the Solomon Star contacted the…

20 suspects nabbed over logging 

ABOUT twenty (20) people have been arrested, charged, and will appear before the court for alleged unlawful assembly and criminal trespass at the Kurikuri camp of the Shalom Company Limited in Western Province on 25 February 2021. Gizo Police in Western Province made the arrest, a statement from Police Media Unit said. An initial report…

‘Waste Time’

Motion against Premier Maka’a   THE planned motion of no-confidence against the current Makira Ulawa Provincial Premier Julian Maka’a has no facts but only political interest for power hunger leaders which was described as ‘Waste of Time’ That’s according to a Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) in the Maka’a led executive government who wants…

Minister set for vaccine shot

The Minister of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says he is prepared to take the COVID-19 vaccine once his turn comes. Dr. Culwick Togamana revealed this to health officials and workers who attended a first sensitization training on the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a statement issued by the MHMS Media Unit said. “As the minister…