Tenaru murder

A murder accused is still awaiting his case to be heard in a long form preliminary inquiry in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The committal hearing that was supposed to take place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika was however adjourned to November 10, for a mention. The adjournment was made because the accused William Totoha…

Brutal killing of Tasiu astounds many

The recent brutal killing of a Melanesian Brother (Tasiu) of the Anglican Church of Melanesia’s Brotherhood, has surprised many people, both nationals and expatriates. Late Brother Jackson Lodo of Masi Village, East Guadalcanal was killed while walking home along Vura Road on North-West Guadalcanal last Thursday morning by a group of men. In the attack,…

GPPOL set for new management?

Landowners disturbed by reports of takeover REPORTS have surfaced that the country’s leading Palm Oil producer Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) as of next month would come under a new management. GIPPOL is currently being owned by foreign investors with land owners having only a minimum of twenty percent shares in the company. However…

Panga calls for increase wage

The former Premier of Guadalcanal Province, Stephen Panga says workers need better pay as Solomon Islanders now experience a very high cost of living. Mr Panga said state workers and those in the private sector need pay increases because imported and locally produced goods are way beyond affordability. He said it is high time the…

Call to get treatment against trachoma

Health authorities are calling on parents in Honiara and the provinces to take their children to hospitals and clinics to get treatment against trachoma, a blind causing disease. Nurses from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and made the call during their visit to communities around Honiara over the past days. Between 2011 and…