Rough sea wreaks havoc

Ranadi shoreline in east Honiara has been awashed with logging barges, landing crafts, and a tug-boat – courtesy of the current bad weather. These vessels, anchored off the coast, could not stand the strong winds and high swells on Friday evening, forcing them to rest along-side other wrecks already lining the shoreline. Yesterday, owners of…

School results ready

Parents told to find out at respective schools THE ease of access to school results and widespread circulation in the public domain through newspapers will not happen. The Ministry of Education’s NESU unit said the result are ready but will not be published in newspapers as has been the case in the past. The Solomon…

Police chief applauds public

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast has expressed appreciation to the public for the cooperation shown during events prior and during the festive season. “Events such as the national and provincial elections, including the festive season were peaceful because of the public’s cooperation,” Mr Prendergast said. He said alcohol related issues, anti social behaviours and domestic violence…

Vavanga calls for gov’t support

Guadalcanal Premier Bartholomew Vavanga calls on the Sogavare-led Democratic Coalition ofr Change (DCC) government to help them implement their economic development aspirations. Mr Vavanga made call yesterday after his executive members took their oaths as provincial ministers. He said his executive will work closely with the national government to ensure the province’s development plans are…

PM thanks Fiji’s Foreign Minister

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has expressed appreciation over the progress made by Honiara and Suva in their move to swiftly resolve the air service standoff between Solomon Islands and Fiji. The Prime Minister uttered his gratitude when the visiting Fiji Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola called on him Thursday morning.…

Dr Tagini hits back at MMF

FORMER Special Secretary to Prime Minister, Dr Philip Tagini has refuted claims by Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) that he withheld the report of the $18 million scandal on Gold Ridge. MMF general secretary, Charles Ashley this week called on Tagini and DCC’s newly appointed SSPM, Rence Sore to reveal the beneficiaries of the royalty payments…

Search for murder suspect continues

Police are still searching for the murder suspect who stabbed his sister in-law at Tenaru last week. Commissioner of Police Frank Prendergast said search and active investigation into that stabbing incident is continuing. “We have a suspect that we are looking for at the moment,” he said. Mr Prendergast reiterated and warned against domestic violence…

DCC takes onboard FSII concerns

The DCC government’s policy formulating team has assured members of social media pressure group Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) that their top ten priority points will have formed an integral part of the soon to be launched government’s policy document. The assurance was made during FSII members’ presentation of their Top Ten Priority List at…