Police posting to Pelau praised

DEPLOYMENT of police officers to Pelau in Ontong Java, Malaita Province Outer Islands has been welcomed as an important achievement. Provincial member for ward 32 in Pelau Island, Chris Toher Mouka acknowledged and applauded the initiative by the Commissioner of Police, Frank Prendergast. Mr Mouka said the deployment of two police officers to Pelau was…

Paroled prisoner still in custody

A PAROLED life-time prisoner has been re-arrested and is due to be back in court on 10th November 2015 for allegedly breaching the terms of his parole.  Karawasi Taisia has been placed in police custody since his arrest on 1 September 2015. Police have charged Taisia for intimidation. Taisia had been returned to police custody…

Isabel drinks more alcohol

ISABEL Province consumes more alcohol and kava than any other provinces in the country, a newly released survey report show. The 2012 – 2013 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) report was released yesterday. It revealed Isabel accounts for 14 per cent of the nation’s alcohol beverages consumption rate, followed by Honiara with 12 per…

Police raid black markets, two arrested

POLICE arrested two men after they raided an establishment at Kuso Point and Tropican motel in Honiara on Thursday evening. More than 150 cartons of mix Solbrew beer worth thousands of dollars were confiscated, in one of well-coordinated liquor operations. Honiara city Acting Provincial Police Commander Mathias Lenialu praised his officers for a well done…

2015 Beauty Pageant contestants introduced

THE Miss Solomon Islands Beauty Pageant 2015 was officially launched on Thursday night at the Honiara Hotel, with the introduction and presentation of the seven contestants. They are Therisa Riokana, Lorah George, Gladish Sade, Lovinda Reggie, Dorris Muaki, Beverly Mawhimmey and Amanda Tepo. Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga launched the event in the presence of…

Women urged to work in unity

ANGLICAN women from Hongo and Gaeta districts in Small Ngella have been urged to maintain unity in the work of the Mothers Union. President of Anglican Diocese of the Central Solomons, Margaret Seka uttered this during the official closing ceremony of the Mothers’ Union ministry at Dende village over the weekend. “I would like to…

BSP undergoes system upgrade

BANK South Pacific (BSP) is currently undergoing an upgrade of its systems as a result of the acquisition of the Westpac operations in Solomon Islands on October 30th 2015. A statement from the bank yesterday said; “This will enable BSP to provide higher more robust service levels going forward as well as allow the introduction…