Security compromised

Former Ports security chief: Security at the nation’s international seaport compromised Security at the Point Cruz wharf – the nation’s main international seaport – has been compromised to the extent that it is vulnerable to terrorist infiltration, a former chief security of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has warned. Patterson Ashley Hangaio, who spent…

Temotu faces food shortage

VILLAGES and communities in the far eastern part of the country are likely to experience food shortage in a week or so following the devastation caused by cyclone Pam last week. Reports reaching the paper yesterday said, people of Reef Islands and other outer islands of the Temotu province are expected to run out of…

Preparing for disaster

MAKIRA Ulawa Provincial Police along with the Provincial Disaster Management Office in Kirakira have worked in partnership to monitor the bad weather currently affecting the country. Kirakira deputy Provincial Police Commander Peter Sitai said, this is to prepare the communities for the upcoming bad weather.  “Provincial disaster committee are on alert to make precaution measures…

Chow acquitted of perjury

PROMINENT businesswoman Mary Chow has won her case in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court after two trials. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota had her acquitted of all the four counts of perjury, yesterday. He considered all evidence including the tendered documents and statements which form part of the evidence before the court and was not satisfied that…

Logging executive discharged

POLICE will be carrying out further investigations into the case of the owner of the Samlimsam logging company and one of the three locals accused of attacking a Renbel Chief at the Kingsley Food bar last year. Prosecution therefore had to discharged Malaysian Pau Kiu Den and Buddley Fakani of the attempted murder charge against…