Court of Appeal sits

THE Court of Appeal has started its hearings on Monday at the High Court.   Three appealed cases have been heard yesterday before a three panel judge, Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer, Sir Gordon Ward and Justice Edwin Goldsborough.   A total of 13 cases have been listed to go before the judges this week.   Among the…

NDMO clarifies the relief supplies distribution

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and its stakeholders and partners have completed the food and none-food items relief supplies distribution on the affected Islands of Tikopia, Anuta, Duff and Reef Outer Islands in Temotu Province on Tuesday. The team has then arrived back in Honiara on Saturday 11th March 2015. In light of the…

Turkish firm to fund new Kilu’ufi hospital

A TURKISH company stands ready to provide funds for the construction of the new Kilu’ufi hospital in Malaita province. As part of getting the project rolling the National Government and Malaita Provincial Government will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Turkey’s Nazer Group of companies for a SBD$387 million dollar funding. The…

Parliament in brief.

Cost of electricity Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga Matthew Wale has raised concern over the hiking electricity cost in the country referring to as the highest in the region. Speaking before the house yesterday Wale stated that Solomon Islands Electric Authority (SIEA) shows no interest at all to reduce the rate of electricity in the…

Fishing village, Kukum market busy

THE closure of Honiara Central Market for an indefinite period as of last week had seen the Fishing village and Kukum market now very busy. The temporary closure was passed by the Honiara City Council’s executive in a way of resolution last Thursday. This is to give time for major improvements to be carried out…

Head teachers training ends

THE induction workshop for block 4 course materials for the certificate in teaching programme (CTP) conducted by Solomon Islands National University (SINU) through its Distance and Flexible Learning (DFL) mode for cohort 1 head teachers ended successfully over the weekend in Auki. Speaking in the closing ceremony on behalf of the SINU Vice Chancellor and…

Support for staged limited rearmament

A community leader in Honiara supports the decision of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to approve a staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Pastor David Komasi of the Assembly of God Gateway Church in the Alligator Creek community, East Honiara expressed his support for the limited rearmament during community consultations…

Officers to undergo training in Singapore

The Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI), the Singapore Government through His Excellency Mr Mathews, Singapore non-residence High Commissioner to the South Pacific Forum and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force joint partnership in facilitating on-the-job-training(OJT) for the Airport police at the Honiara International Airport to train in Singapore for a week. In a…

Sewage threat

Ranadi dumpsite sewage waste treatment poses risk LACK of proper sewage waste management at the Ranadi dumpsite in East Honiara poses greater risk to human lives if there are no proper storage and treatment facility in place.  This was revealed by the Ranadi dumpsite Land Field officer Joe Kelesi from the Honiara City Council during…