Six years for rape

A 44 year-old man who had unlawful sex with his 12 year-old niece in 2018 has been sent behind bars for six years. The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim because they are related pleaded guilty to one count of sexual intercourse with a child under 15 15 years.…

Mobile clips entertain elderly in Makira

THE retired Bishop of the Hanuato’o Diocese of the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Makira Ulawa Province, Bishop Alfred Karibongi says he has discovered in his farewell tours of Parishes around the Diocese that old people use mobiles to entertain themselves. He said that he discovered during his farewell visits that old people use blankets…

Kubonitu Holdings first Kava export soon

THE Kubonitu Holdings, a local kava buyer is looking forward to export its first Kava consignment in the coming weeks to United States of America (USA). The news of the exportation was confirmed to this paper by Manager of the company, Duddley Longamei, Thursday. Mr Longamei said that currently they are busy bagging their powered…

Gina: provincial centers must be supported to grow

THE national government must create major economic development projects in all provinces to help attract people back to developing their own provincial urban centers. This sentiment was echoed by the Premier of Western Province, honorable David Gina. Mr Gina said that population mobility is a contributing factor to the spread of Coronavirus in other countries…

Quarantine stations fast-tracked

CONSTRUCTION work to heighten quarantine and isolation facilities for Western and Choiseul Provinces have commenced this week, thanks to Community Access and Urban Services Enhancement (CAUSE).  National Disaster Council in a statement announced that CAUSE has been awarded the contracts to fast-track the readiness of the quarantine buildings for border communities under special arrangements by…

China flight reviewed, not canceled

SECRETARY to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmy Rogers says the proposed flight to China is not canceled as some might have thought; rather it is subjected to review before a final decision can be made. Speaking at the recent talk back show over the national broadcaster, Dr Rogers said the flight was planned for the…