Students pay tribute

Solomon Islands students study at various universities at Fiji paid tribute to children, families, men and women who lost their lives in the April 3 flash flood during a memorial service at Laucala campus on Sunday. The memorial service began with a minute silence, national anthem and laying of wreaths by representatives of Laucala, FNU,…

Flood keeps victims standing all night

SOME people have to stand all night till dawn as water rises to their hip when the flood swept through thousands of homes fortnight ago. In the Guadalcanal plains, Fox Wood and Tenaru areas east of Honiara the flood happen around 8pm. Most people do not expect this would happen on that night as many…

Red Cross update as of Sunday

Red cross update as of Sunday 13th April 2014. Key statistics • 21 people dead, 2 are missing (revised down by Royal Solomon Islands Police Force) • There are approximately 9400 people in 21 welfare centres (NDMO figures) • Approximately 52,000 people have been affected – 12,000 in Honiara and 40,000 in Guadalcanal Latest Red Cross actions Water…

Australia assists with aerial assessment of Makira

The Australian High Commission has chartered an aircraft to support the Solomon Islands Government with an aerial assessment of Makira following the 7.7 magnitude earthquake and localised tsunami on Sunday. The charter was quickly organised following a request from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) soon after the event. Representatives from the Australian High Commission…

Taiwan medical students here to help

Three medical students from Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial hospital, Taiwan, are in the country to assist the victims affected by the recent flash flood. The team was led by a team leader Ms. Sophine Wang and included Dr Engene Chang and Dr Andy Hsieh. The trio have spent a week already and have visited…

DPP is concern about security of witnesses

THE Director of Public Prosecutions is greatly concern about securing its witnesses’ attendance in an upcoming murder trial in relation to the brutal killing of a man in East Guadalcanal back in 2011. This was after the DPP office was informed on Friday that its witnesses have been threatened by on the run suspects in…

Pre-trial on arson case

A PRE-TRIAL conference will be held on Patmos Island arson case on April 30, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The hearing however, will be conducted only on two of the five accused namely Iro Asilaua, 22, and George Malua, 19. Twenty year-olds Adrian Smith Malua and Ama Adomi together with George Asilaua, 22, are under…