A bitter pill to swallow

Wale reportedly unhappy with gov’t MEMBER of Parliament for Aoke Langalanga, Matthew Wale was reportedly bitter about his exclusion from the ministerial line-up in the new government. And how long he’ll be on the government side remain the big question. The Australian newspaper reported that Mr Wale, the rising Solomon Islands politician who almost became…

15 babies born on Christmas day

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City councilors sworn-in

THE 12 newly-elected Honiara City Councilors have been sworn into office on Christmas eve. They include four old councilors and eight new ones. Retaining their seats are caretaker mayor Andrew Leonard Muafor Ward one Ngossi, Jack Maeli Ingi for Ward Five Voekesa, Eric Moses Tema for Ward Seven Matanikau, and Charles Kira for Ward nine…

Driver unhurt in collision

A TAXI driver in Auki, Malaita, escaped injury when his car collided with a pick-up truck on Christmas eve. Eye-witnesses said the driver was drinking and traveling at high speed when it collided head-on with the passenger truck. Malaita provincial police commander Alfred Uiga confirmed the incident and added the driver escaped unhurt. “The driver…