Nurses among those missing in Temotu

SIX MISSING AT SEA By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN & IAN M.KAUKUI   TWO registered nurses are among six people who are still missing at sea in Temotu Province since Saturday following the recent bad weather. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told reporters that searches were conducted by police and medical officers since Tuesday but there were no…

PM commends local musicians

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare highly praised a group of local music artists for their effort in producing the ‘Iumi Tugeda’ campaign theme song yesterday. In his official speech, Sogavare said this is truly a coming together of the government, the private sector and our musicians to launch the “Iumi Tugeda” campaign. “I know that…

Ngati: HCC finance worrying

IT seems that the Honiara City Council (HCC) is not coping with service delivery despite reports that the institution has made a surplus of SBD$3million. Councillor for Vura Ward Reginald Ngati claimed the current financial performance of the council is worrying and city residents are in for tough times ahead. “As a matter of fact,…

In Court with Assumpta

Jailed for stabbing dad, son Covid-19 rumour trial today Former MP’s fate deferred  Prosecution to respond to proposal Jailed for stabbing dad, son THE use of knife against any human being belongs to our ancestors and the head-hunters and should not be applied now in this country. Principal Magistrate Leonard Chite made this bench remark recently…

SICCI signs extension of MoU with Government

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) and the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) was re-signed today (Wednesday 15 July 2020) for another two years aimed at paving the way for a strengthened partnership between Government and the private sector under the Public-Private Partnership arrangement. The MOU was…

PM launches Iumi Tugeda Campaign

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare today has launched the ‘Iumi Tugeda Campaign’ at the National Museum Auditorium. He said the COVID-19 global pandemic that began in Wuhan, China some 7 months ago has been an awakening call for the country.  He said Solomon Islands is undeniably blessed to be amongst the very few countries in the…

Jailed for stabbing dad, son

THE use of knife on or against a human being belongs to our ancestors and the head-hunters and have no place in this country, says a Honiara Magistrate. Principal Magistrate Leonard Chite made this bench remark recently when sentencing a man who stabbed a father and a son during the New Year celebrations in the…

EXPATS GUILTY

…For arriving illegally on yacht, sentence Thur By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN SENTENCING of the three expatriates accused of illegally entering the country on board a yacht last month will be made in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court tomorrow afternoon. This was after Matthew Adam Carter, Charles James Ewan Glenny and Braeton Hunter Mitchell pleaded guilty to the…

Eagon donates PPE

 EAGON Pacific Plantation Limited (EPPL) on Tuesday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS).  The consignment worth $210,000 was brought in from the Eagon group of companies headquarters in Korea.  The donation was made possible thanks to the founder and chairman of the Eagon group of companies Mr. Young-Ju…