Laore’s slow response queried

A CONCERNED Honiara citizen has questioned why it has taken the Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Christopher Laore so long to respond to the final auditor’s report regarding the Honiara City Council’s (HCC) financial status. Kennedy Evans who resides at Lengakiki, East Honiara said that as someone who follows the issue closely, he knows the…

In court with Assumpta

* Man found guilty of indecently assaulting, raping daughter * Def case on alleged unlawful entry continues next week  Man found guilty of indecently assaulting, raping daughter A 39-year-old man accused of indecently assaulting and raping her daughter in 2013 and 2019 had been found guilty and convicted for both offences, Wednesday. Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison found…

More repatriation flights to come

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare said that Solomon Islands have only 5 positive cases of COVID-19 within its isolation centres as of Tuesday 8 December 2020. In his nation-wide address on Wednesday, Sogavare said that only 5 still remain positive out of the 17 diagnosed cases. “This means that 12 have already been tested negative and…

Good Guest Ltd surrenders FTE title

GOOD Guest Ltd has surrendered its Fixed Term Estate (FTE) title back to the Commissioner of Lands, the second company to have done so following a clash of culture between the offices of the Commissioner and the Registrar of Titles. Commissioner of Lands, Alan McNeil, confirmed the voluntary return of the title on Wednesday afternoon. “The…

Logger fined $50k for harvesting tubi  

THE director of a logging company, Sunrise Investment Limited had been fined $50,000 to the state on Wednesday for harvesting Tubi trees in Isabel. Richard Song Sing Ngea from Malaysia was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of illegal harvesting of restricted species without a license, export, or attempt to export restricted specimen under…

NO SHOW BY STUDENTS

ABOUT six local students studying in the Philippines have failed to show up at the Manila airport yesterday to board their repatriation flight back to Honiara, Wednesday. This was revealed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nation-wide address yesterday. “Six students failed to show up at the airport in Manila this morning (yesterday) leading…

Bulkshop opens new outlet

The Bulk Shop has opened a new shopping centre at NPF Plaza precinct on 8th December 2020. This is a new addition to its line of supermarkets at the NPF Plaza in Point Cruz.  This new supermarket is no different from other Bulk shop supermarkets around Honiara and is offering customers a wide variety of…