Togamana on impounded Tubis 

  FORMER Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorological Service (MECDM) Dr. Culwick Togamana says the hold-up of the Tubi logs at the Samlimsan area in Noro, Western Province was due to lack of business license to export Tubi as it was a prohibited species to export. Togamana told participants at a recent…

Poultry import banned

THE government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Biosecurity Department has temporarily banned importation of poultry products from Australia. The ministry prompted the action following an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus detected on poultry farms in Victoria, Australia, a statement from MAL Media Unit said. Avian Influenza is a…

Wale questions delay in Djokovic’s case

THE Leader of Opposition is questioning the statement made by the Deputy Commissioner of Police early last week suggesting that the DPP cannot charge Robson Djokovic for the criminal complaints alleged against him under the Political Parties Integrity Act 2014 and the Electoral Act 2018 because of a civil case he filed in the high…

Man who swore at PM fined $800

A MAN who swore at the Prime Minister (PM) in June has been fined $800 on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. George Dele, 21, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of using abusive words. The incident happened between 2.30 am and 3 am on June 5 at the Lunnga main road, East…

Suidani faces motion

Motion of no confidence against premier looms By WILSON SAENI Auki News Bureau   TALKS are underway for a possible motion of no confidence against the outspoken Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani. Information obtained stated a group of MPAs with the backing of the national government MPs are currently lobbying MPAs within the Malaita Provincial Assembly…

Quarantine sites for Malaita identified

Malaita Provincial Health and Medical Services have already identified quarantine sites in preparation for any possible COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Malaita Provincial Health Director Dr. Hendry Kako confirmed this saying one is located in Auki and the other at Aligegeo School.  Dr. Kako said in an event where the country records its first confirmed…

Former MP jailed

A FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Makira has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for personally using over $66,000 of his constituency’s reforestation development fund during his term in parliament. Hypolite Taremae, was MP for Central Makira and also the Minister for Ministry of National Unity, Peace and Reconciliation when this incident happened…

POLITICAL RIVALS RECONCILE

TWO political rivals and leaders of Central Guadalcanal came face to face with each other to iron out their long standing differences during a historical reconciliation last Monday. Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Guadalcanal Peter Shanel Agovaka and Paramount Chief Walton Naezon decided put their past behind and work together to develop the constituency.…

FREE OFFER BOOSTS PATROL

TWO communities along the border between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands have offered their islands for free as part of boosting border patrol to prevent COVID-19 from entering our shores. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau yesterday acknowledged the communities of Malaita Outer Island (MOI) and Siposae in Choiseul Province for offering their islands free…

Suidani wants truth about covid equipment

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani says its time for the national government and police to tell the truth regarding the released Malaita covid medical equipment to the public.  Premier Suidani was responding to the statement made by the Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau stating investigation is still ongoing regarding the impounded medical equipment, which was released…