MASI: Access of correct infor difficult

Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) President, Georgina Kekea has revealed that Journalists in the country are always finding it difficult to access information for verification of stories by authorities when reporting on ‘Corruption’ related issues.  Ms. Kekea highlighted this when speaking during a panel discussion after the launching of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)…

Tongs donate PPEs worth $50k to NRH

The country’s leading supplier of building materials, general hardware, steel, and plumbing materials, Tongs Corporation has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the National Referral Hospital worth around SBD$50,000, last Thursday. In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is thankful for the assistance of 3000 protective face- masks, 2,400 60ML hand…

SI’s new Honorary Consul in Victoria 

The government has appointed Mr. Dean Aqo Wickham as the next Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in the state of Victoria in Australia. The government of Australia through DFAT has accepted Mr. Wickham’s nomination in early January 2021.  Mr. Wickham will commence his official duties later this month, a position he will hold for the next…

In Court with Assumpta

* Island Night club case returns Feb 12* 20 months in jail for unlawful wounding, $60 theft Island Night club case returns Feb 12 A PLEA and an election of a form of a committal hearing are likely to be made next in relation to the fatal traffic incident that claimed the life of an…

Man supports Suidani’s ‘Yeast ban’ call

An outspoken Malaita man, Nathaniel Maegwari has thrown full support in the call made by provincial Premier, Daniel Suidani to ban the import of yeast into the country. Early this week, premier Suidani called on the government to take a leading role in the fight against the illegally home-brewed alcohol locally known as ‘Kwaso.’ “The…

Rove seafront development causes flooding 

RESIDENTS and business houses near the main Rove drainage system are complaining why a developer is allowed to continue blocking the outlet to sea causing high water and flooding during heavy rain. According to Solomon Islands Weather Office, heavy rain will likely continue, causing residents and businesses to express concern about this in that part…

PPC Ramosaea calls for respect

THE Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Inspector Michael Ramosaea has called on youths in the Oloburi District of East Kwaio to respect their own people and communities. PPC Ramosaea was responding to a media statement made by Sam Ngedea who accused police of the lack of response to his call for police…