Police: Stay away from mine site

POLICE have warned people in and around the Gold Ridge area to refrain from going near the mine site. Acting Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga issued the caution following reports that locals are continuously roaming around the Gold Ridge mines areas, without considering the dangers and environmental impacts last week’s flash floods may have on them.…

No heavy duty vehicles on Mataniko bridge yet

HEAVY duty or loaded vehicles may still be turned away from crossing the Mataniko bridge as Police continue to closely monitor vehicles crossing. Acting Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga said that restriction on loading heavy duty vehicles have been made aware to Police officers manning the bridge. Those with a maximum load of up to 30…

Town water temporarily closed

SOLOMON Water says it regrets to announce the temporary closure of the Rove Gravity Source due to dead prawns and fish as a precaution to protect public safety. “We expect the closure to last until tomorrow, and we shall get the supply restored as soon as possible,” a statement Solomon Water issued yesterday, said. It…

Mataki: Let’s work together

SOLOMON Islanders are urged to cooperate during the current recovery process. Chairman of the National Disaster Council (NDC) and Permanent Secretary of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology Dr Melchior Mataki made the call yesterday. “The country has endured a week filled with destruction and enormous tragedy and now is the time to work…

Big fundraising tonight for flood victims

HONIARA Hotel, supported by Solomon Star Company, are organising their first Fundraising event tonight for the victims of the recent floods. Local businessman and owner of Honiara hotel Sir Thomas Chan said that Solomon Islanders must give from their hearts to support our people who are desperate for very basic necessities. “Even though people might…

Assessment begins at flood-bit areas

THE Government has started a detailed technical assessment at flood-hit areas in Honiara and Guadalcanal and other parts of the country to determine the scale of last week’s disaster. Officials from relevant government ministries have been deployed to assist Honiara City Council and Guadalcanal Provincial Authorities who are currently conducting detailed assessment on different sectors…

Accused jailed for life

A YOUNG man in his 20’s has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday in the High Court. Paul Mona was sentenced after a trial held at Auki in December last year for one count of murder and another of unlawful wounding. He stabbed two men on Christmas Day in 2010…

‘Drivers must obey instructions’

POLICE have again reiterated that all drivers must obey police traffic instructions and directives. This is to avoid the long queue or any other unnecessary and unwanted traffic accidents that may occur. Drivers have been cautioned to respect police road signs put up and also officers that are controlling and directing traffic. “We understand that…