One Link boss refused bail again  

A HONIARA magistrate has again refused another bail application made for One Link Pacifica boss Gerrad Tauohu. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea refused the bail after he was not convinced the grounds relied upon by Gerrad Tauohu in this subsequent bail application amount to exceptional circumstances. “In the exercise of my discretion, the application for…

Student bullied, cuts himself, hospitalised

A STUDENT of St Stephen Pamua College in Makira Ulawa Province is under medical observation after seriously cutting himself with a knife.  The self-inflicted wound incident occurred at the school on Tuesday over an alleged bullying issue. It was revealed the male student is a form three student from Guadalcanal. The unfortunate incident came about…

PROTEST ON HOLD

THE proposed sit-in protest by 500 members of the Solomon Islands Nurse Association (SINA) scheduled for this morning has been called off after authorities turned down the request. SINA General Secretary Steven Maitani in a statement last night issued the decision to call off the peaceful protest. The protest is over the delays to the…

Gizo market to close for weekend clean-up

Gizo Market in Western Province will be closed for business this weekend for another general clean inside the marketing area. That’s according to the Gizo Market Manager Moffat Maeta during a notice issued to the public.  The closure will happen on 31st October and 1st of November which will be this coming Saturday and Sunday…

NEW LANDS CHIEF

THE country now has a new Commissioner of Lands within the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey after more than two years. He is Alan McNeil who formally received his appointment contract effective 17th September 2020. He will look after the office for the next three years. Mr. McNeil originally from Scotland, United Kingdom (UK) …

Dr Rogers: COVID machines reliable 

SECRETARY to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rodgers assured the nation that the COVID-19 test machines are reliable and complement each other when testing for the COVID-19 virus. The assurance was given following doubts over the inconsistency of the COVID-19 test results of the first four cases. It was understood that the Solomon Islands…