Ruavatu school board apologises to victims

Chairman of the Ruavatu School board in North East Guadalcanal had apologised to all the victims affected by the incident over the weekend. Board chairman, Eric Robson Miti in an interview said, the incident that happened over the weekend was not a good ending for the school’s academic year. He said the board and management…

90 PPF officers to arrive for election

THE country is expected see an increase in Police Participating Force (PPF) presence next week in the lead up to the National General Election (NGE). This comes after 90 PPF officers from New Zealand and Australia have been confirmed to arrive next week. This was revealed by the Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast on Thursday during…

F3 maths exam papers misprinted

Form three students throughout Malaita schools sitting for their mathematics exam on Tuesday have reported printing errors in their paper. About 3 pages are said to had been collated with multiple errors in the order of questions and answer booklets. Some schools in the province were reported to have had their exam postphoned set for…

Removal of excavator questioned

QUESTIONS have been raised against Noro Police who removed an excavator machine under the custody of Ringi police and returned it to JMH logging company in Western province last Friday. Western Provincial Police Commander, George Guna said the excavator was kept under Ringi police’s protection after it had negotiated with Kolombangara Forest Plantation Limited (KFPL),…

Seven ex-PMs to contest

Seven former Prime Ministers will contest the 2014 National Parliamentary Elections on November 19. They are the current Caretaker Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, Danny Philip, Dr Derek Sikua, Sir Allan Kemakeza, Manasseh Sogavare, Snyder Rini and Francis Billy Hilly. Mr Lilo will defend his Gizo-Kolombangara seat under the Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement…

Commission maintains position on party issue

THE Political Parties Commission (PPC) has confirmed that until the High Court decision is made on whether an unregistered party can contest, nominate or support the campaign of candidates in the upcoming general election, its position on the matter remains. The Commission’s stand was that it is prohibited for any contestant of the upcoming general…

Quarantine staff to get training

Some staff at the Solomon Island Agriculture Quarantine Service (SIAQS) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), will be trained by an UK expert on how to operate the new quarantine incinerator machines. Head of Operations (ag) within SIAQS, John Pupulu said the training would be conducted after the official launching of the machine…

Speared dugong swim ashore to die

THE unexpected happened on Thursday at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources head office when from the ocean; a dugong came ashore and died at the Ministry’s ramp (seafront). The event which seemed unusual was the first of its kind to have occurred, stirring many of the Ministry’s officers to stand and watch in…

Burglars armed with knives, axes, hammers

Girls scream in fear A GROUP of teenagers who broke into a girls’ dormitory at Ruavatu Secondary School in northeast Guadalcanal last weekend was armed with knives, axes, and hammers, court documents show. They gained access into the dorm by breaking the main door, documents police tendered in court, Tuesday, revealed. When the girls screamed…