Corruption consultation in Malaita

CORRUPTION as we know is like a shadowy figure that moves about and roams amongst us basically because of us. This sentiment was echoed by Premier Suidani of Malaita Province during his welcome remarks at the opening of the one-day consultation workshop on whistle blower and anti-corruption in Auki, Tuesday.  The Premier said that corruption…

Suspects nabbed over logging issue in West

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Gizo Police Station in the Western Province have arrested seven suspects for alleged malicious damage and assault at the Kuava logging camp on Vella La Vella Island on 11 November 2020. It is alleged that the suspects entered the campsite and allegedly damaged properties owned…

Public Health Emergency Bill deferred

THE Public Health Emergency Bill has been deferred to 2021. The deferment was due to the prioritisation and redirection of resources by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The clarification was made by the Prime Minister in his weekly nationwide address on Monday. He said the concentration and prioritisation…

Deputy Mayor appeals for trouble-free polls

Deputy Mayor and Chairman for Law Enforcement Division of Honiara City Council, Charles Chekah Aiwosuga has made a call for peaceful by Elections for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal.  In a statement on Tuesday Aiwosuga said this is a very important moment for both constituencies to elect their Member of Parliament and let it be…

FACEBOOK REACTIONS 

Facebook Company to dialogue with S.I Gov’t soon MP Kenilorea condemns the decision Suidani said ban is not the answer to people’s frustrations By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara FACEBOOK (FB) Company will discuss with the government about the Cabinet’s decision to temporarily ban Facebook in Solomon Islands in the coming days. That’s according to Facebook Company…

Venue for ballot counting confirmed

COUNTING of votes for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal constituencies will take place at the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Headquarters at Rove. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare revealed this during his weekly nation-wide address, Monday. Mr. Sogavare said this was endorsed in accordance with Section 98 of the Electoral Act 2018 during the Solomon…

Life imprisonment for Agwa

A MAN who was convicted after a trial over a fatal stabbing of another man in North Malaita in 2015 had been sentenced to life in prison. Stanley Suikona Agwa was sentenced following his conviction on one count of murder during a High Court circuit in Auki, Malaita last Friday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer…

More repatriation flight approved

THE Cabinet has approved a recommendation by the Oversight Committee to allow two repatriation flights by Solomon Airlines in November. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his weekly nationwide address on Monday. He said the first flight will be on 19 November to Kiribati and Nadi to pick up our stranded citizens from…

NEW RECORD

The country’s population hits 721,455  By IAN M.KAUKUINewsroom, Honiara   THE country’s population now stands at 721,455 with an annual growth rate of approximately 2.7 percent.  The provisional figure was obtained from the 2019 National Population and Housing Census which ended on the midnight “census night” of 24th November 2019. Ten years ago the country’s…