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…

LOGGING ROW

Women fear for the worst BY TERENCE ZIRUGizo News Bureau   Women of Kuava in South Vella La Vella are calling on the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of Western Province to deal with the rising threats fueled by Logging disagreements in their community. Reports received said that a group of Kubokale Sarapaito Tribesmen led by…

Assessment on health facility readiness & service availability in progress

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is currently conducting the Health Facility Readiness and Service Availability Assessment ( HFRSA) on health facilities mainly hospitals and Area Health Centers (AHC) across the country. With financial and technical support from the United Nations Population Fund, the government of Australia and the Solomon Islands Government, 11…