15 men in logging dispute on bail

Fifteen men who allegedly involved in the recent logging dispute on Kolombangara Island in Western Province were released on bail on Wednesday. Their matter has been brought over from Gizo, Western Province. The men whom two of them are sons of a well-known business man were released on a bail of $300 each. They will…

New dispute at April Hill

A NEW dispute is brewing at April Hill, where victims of last year’s flash flood in Honiara recently settled. It followed the arrival of new settlers, who claimed they were sent in there by Central Honiara MP Moffat Fugui. But a spokesman for the April Hill community, Daniel Kisi, claimed these new arrivals were not…

Four cheats death in fatal roadside crash

FOUR people are in critical condition following a fatal motor accident at the Tandai highway, west Honiara. According to Police, the accident occurred in early hours of yesterday morning when a car carrying five people crashed onto a rain tree on the opposite side of the road, seriously injuring four people (two male and two…

SSPM denies row with 39 appointees

SPECIAL Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM), Mr Rence Sore yesterday denied any row or arguments between himself, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the 39 earmarked Political Appointees under the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG). This was following reports reaching this paper that a row escalated within the PMO on over the weekend between…

‘Red house furniture intact’

REPORTS claiming that the Prime Minister’s official residence is without any furniture has been rubbished. PM’s official residence former butler, Brian Fatai, said the news article ran by Island Sun newspaper this week claiming that Red House is empty off furniture is untrue. He described the article is erroneous in its entirety because the Red…

DWU student registration begins

Registration of students at the Madang campus of Divine Word University (DWU) began without hitch on Monday. New intakes were the first to register. They were followed by second year students on Tuesday 10th February, 2015. DWU vice president for student affairs, Mr Ted Alau expressed satisfaction over the smooth flow of registration as he…

Students visa to be lodged today

SOLOMON Islands High Commission office in Port Moresby is expected to lodge all visa applications of students studying at various universities in Papua New Guinea today. One student was informed by PNG High Commission office in Honiara when he enquired about it yesterday. The office said, SI High Commission had given assurance to lodge them…

Quality and sustainability of rural projects a concern

THE technical quality and sustainability of rural infrastructure-funded projects remains a grave concern. A World Bank report findings has uncovered that in most of the projects implemented under rural infrastructure undertaken around the country have fallen short of sustainability measures. This is despite the fact that overall quality of construction of these rural infrastructure projects…

New coconut crushing mill for Brotherhood

THE Melanesian Brotherhood (MBH) of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) now has a coconut crushing mill established at Tanaeba area just close to the MBH head quarter Tabalia, North West Guadalcanal. The Project was official blessed by Bishop Micheal Tavoa and handed over to the MBH community by a representative from the Kokonut Pacific…