Peaceful by-election

THE by-election for Central Honiara Constituency and North East Guadalcanal Constituency (NEGC) was dubbed ‘peaceful’ despite minor changes with the inclusion of COVID-19 measures in the voting process. All polling stations opened their doors at 7 am in the morning. The majority of the voters flocked in to cast their votes in the morning. By…

In Court with Assumpta

Woman jailed for concealing birth released Accused to get letter from Priest Woman jailed for concealing birth released   A WOMAN who was sentenced to two months in prison for secretly giving birth and bury the stillborn baby at a beach in Northwest Guadalcanal has been released yesterday. Rose Mae was sentenced after pleading guilty…

Families reconciled

TWO families met in reconciliation on Tuesday at Auki Police Station, Malaita Province to end their differences following a murder incident at Sisikwae Village, West Kwara’ae in September. The family representing the man allegedly involved in the murder incident presented 10 shell money (tafuliae) and $10,000 cash to the family and relatives of the victim.…

Business operators urged to pay up licenses

Small and medium enterprises in the Western Province have failed to pay up their business licenses. This was revealed by the Provincial Treasury Division after visiting all the business operators between Marovo and Shortlands last month. Western Provincial Government (WPG) Provincial Secretary, Jeffrey Wickham in an interview on Tuesday said the treasury staff visited businesses operating…

Businesses on proposed Facebook suspension

Struggling businesses have expressed concerns over Government’s proposal to temporarily ban the world’s biggest social networking site ‘Facebook’ in the Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), as the peak body representing the private sector in the Solomon Islands, is particularly concerned with the negative impacts this decision will have on…

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…