Brainless attack

$4M robbery turns sour when get-away car crashed, three arrested and money retrieved TWO security guards of a private security firm have been hospitalized in a brutal $4million robbery incident that occurred in the heart of the city in broad daylight on Monday. The masked robbers targeted cash from Westpac Bank that was taken out…

DCC to improve fisheries management

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said his Democratic Coalition for Change Government will be taking to Parliament a new fisheries legislation to ensure proper management of the country’s fisheries. Mr Sogavare revealed this when he met with Tri Marine CEO Renato Curto yesterday afternoon to discuss the importance of maintaining access to the tuna market in…

Plane grounded, students chatter flight cancelled

THE first proposed chartered flight to schedule to take Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsored students studying in Fiji was cancelled yesterday after the plane failed to make it back to the country. Reports reaching this paper revealed the airlines airbus was grounded in Nandi, Fiji due to electrical faults developed by the plane. “Engineers identified…

A way forward awareness for Mala leaders

MEMBERS of Malaita’s provincial assembly executive will undertake a two-day workshop in Auki this week. Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia told this paper that members of his executive will meet with the head of the Ministry of Provincial Government and Strengthening Program (PGSP) in Auki on Thursday this week. PGSP’s permanent secretary (PS) and other heads…

Ramohia happy with airport reopening discussion

MALAITA premier Peter Chanel Ramohia says he is happy with the outcome of the discussion between the aviation and Guonaru’u landowners to reopen the airstrip. Mr Ramohia said the outcome was positive which resulted in the Gwaunaru’u parties involved agreed to reopening the airstrip. “I applaud the aviation permanent secretary Francis Lomo for the positive…

Gizo residents want Gizo roads repaired

THE delay in response to calls to promptly fix roads in Gizo Township is discouraging, Gizo residents said. Derik Tala of Jah Mountain said the deteriorating state of the roads in the township cannot be left unattended to. “The roads must be fixed quickly. They are deteriorating fast due to the recent downpour,” Mr Tala…