Landowners want town boundary issue resolved

TANDAI indigenous landowners in north west Guadalcanal say they wanted the government to immediately push forward with the long overdue issue of the Honiara Town boundary expansion. Trust spokesman and Provincial Assembly Member for Tandai ward John Batista Nano said the issue is of great concern and priority to Tandai people. Mr Nano, who is…

Business Names Bill now in Parliament

THE Business Names Bill 2014 is part of the Government’s on-going program of reforming business laws to bring them into line with modern best practice and the conditions of Business in Solomon Islands. The Bill when becomes an Act will provide for the Registration and use of Business Names, for the Repeal of the Registration…

Sikaiana islanders call for medical assistance

SIKAIANA Islanders in the Malaita Outer Islands are calling on health authorities to provide them with medical relief and assistance amidst reports of a diarrhoea outbreak on the island. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said that the outbreak had already claimed one life many living in fear that casualties may increase in number as a…

Chan to resign Taiwan post

THE country’s ambassador to Taiwan Laurie Chan is reportedly resigning in order to return and contest the upcoming national elections. Government insiders say Mr Chan, a former MP and son of prominent Honiara businessman Sir Thomas Chan, is returning soon. Although of ethnic Chinese origin and a resident of Honiara, Mr Chan was a former…

Students told ‘respect each other’

STUDENTS are urged to respect each other, uphold school rules, and honour traditional and family values. Acting Assistant Police Commissioner, National Capital, Gabriel Manelusi made the call in light of the attack of a student at St. John’s Community High by a group of outsiders, Monday. “It’s important students respect each other while at their…

Mother loses $2,000 to thieves

A WEST Guadalcanal mother claims she was a victim of thieves who stole her bag with all her valuables, including $2,000 cash, at the 02 Market, White River, on Tuesday. Mary Pau said the incident occurred at 8am. She told our Guadalcanal stringer John Toki the stealing occurred when a group of women rushed in…

30 more diarrhoea cases in Buala

BUALA Hospital in Isabel says another 30 diarrhoeacases were diagnosed and admitted this week. The hospital received an influx of cases last month. Senior hospital nurse Ambrose Kikolo said these cases were referred from the nearby clinics. He said they treat patients and advised them to drink more water. Meanwhile, he urged villagers to boil…

Hunt for ATM robbery suspects still on

POLICE are still hunting down suspects believed to be part of the ANZ Bank automatic teller machine robbery at Kukum, east Honiara, last month. Acting assistant police commissioner for National Capital Gabriel Manelusi said the operation to arrest suspects is still on and they are not backing down. Police have already arrested four suspects who…