No reports of campaign disturbances reach police

POLICE yet to receive any formal disturbance report related to election campaign both in Honiara and the provinces. Commissioner of Police, Frank Prendergast clarified this amidst unconfirmed reports circulating of several incidents, which have already occurred this week whereby some candidates were chased, stoned, verbally abused by supporters of others. The most recent being on…

Police concern about high drug use in Temotu

LATA police in Temotu say they are closely keeping an eye on reports of increasing use of alcohol and other drugs by youths. Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Reginald Kava said community leaders are coming forward with reports of the rise of drug use within their communities. “We’ve received increasing reports of youths using marijuana…

Measles cases drop in Malaita

CASES of measles in Malaita are reportedly going down. Kilu’ufi Hospital infection control department nurse in charge, Nixom Olofisau revealed this.  “In previous months, we’ve been recording 70-80 cases each week, but now it dropped to 30-40 cases,” Mr Olofisau said. “So cases are going down but no eliminated,” he said. Meanwhile, he urged those…

Beche-de-mer accused discharged

A MAGISTRATE last Friday discharged a man accused of leading a group that removed 59 bags of beche-de-mer at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources last October. Reginald Aipia was discharged after principal magistrate Jim Seuka dismissed the case on the basis it was instituted more than six months after the crime was allegedly…

447 set to contest

THE list of candidates to contest the November 19 elections has been finalised. Electoral Commission said yesterday a total of 447 candidates have been nominated to contest. The figure was revised from the 443 announced at the close of the withdrawal period last Saturday. The final list will be published in the papers in coming…

UDP oppose plan to rearm Police

The Vice President of United Democratic Party of Solomon Islands says the move to rearm the certain unit in Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is untimely. Danny Philip told local reporters at a press conference in Honiara hotel on Monday. He explained the public no longer have the confidence and trust towards the local…

Leaking water shocks passengers

PASSENGERS checking in for flight to Australia are shocked to see water dripping from upstairs down to the open space of Honiara International Airport on Tuesday. Permanent Secretary of Communication and Aviation, Francis Lomo said the leak happened after water overflow from the sink in the rest room upstairs after someone left the tap opened…

Coral Reef survey to be undertaken here

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation will launch a coral reef survey in the Solomon Islands next month. Working in conjunction with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine resources, Catlin Seaview Survey, University of Queensland, and Oceanswatch Foundation will be surveying reefs in the Santa Cruz Islands, Sikaiana Islands, Arnavon Islands and New Georgia Islands.          …

Laulana school graduation

LAULANA Community High School (LCHS) near Auki in Malaita Province held their graduation over the on Friday at the school. A total of 60 students have graduated and were awarded with certificates. These included grade six (6) and form three (3). Jackson Raphe from the teachers training department in Malaita was the guest of honor…