Man guilty of raping daughter

A MAN has been found guilty last Friday of raping his teenage daughter twice on two different occasions 2016 at a school guest house in the province. The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of her daughter was convicted of two counts of rape after a trial. The court had heard that…

Gizo Corrections welcomes CSSI chief

COMMISSIONER of the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi was given an official welcome when he visited Gizo Correctional Centre (GCC) in Western Province, from 18_ 20 May 2021. According to a CSSI statement yesterday, Mr Manelusi was in Gizo to inform and strategize his officers on the projection of GCC, as well as…

BRUTAL KILLING

  Police investigates death of girl in Niumada, Gizo   ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officer in Gizo, Western province are investigating a brutal killing at Niumada village yesterday which resulted in the death of a young woman. According to a source, the cause of the incident was due to some sort of disagreement…

Rangirei: more work needed 

Minister for the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA), Freda Rangirei says there are more work needed to be done to ensure women’s protection, development and empowerment in Solomon Islands.  Minister Rangirei said this during the Poverty Reduction virtual China-Solomon Islands dialogue on Wednesday.  Ms Rangirei said Solomon Islands over the years,…

ALLEGED RORTS IN MID

What is the solution?   As the interview with my informer – the ex-PWD heavy equipment and plants operator – was nearing an end, I raised a number of questions – questions about turning a new page. “Is the situation as you have been detailing, reversible, I asked, or is it too late to salvage…

Malaita says ‘no’ to Chinese company 

  The Malaita Provincial Executive says it will not allow any Chinese owned company to upgrade the Fiu bridge. The Malaita Provincial Executive has reached the decision on Friday at the end of a weeklong executive meeting. This decision came after the government threatened to pull out the Solomon Islands Road Aviation Project (SIRAP) project…

MP Giro supports constituency 

Member of Parliament for Central Makira Constituency Nestor Giro has donated a brand-new one ton-truck to the Melanesian Brotherhood Fox household last week. Constituency Development Officer (CDO) for Central Makira Constituency Gravis Tahiri handed over the key of the vehicle to the Assistant Head Brother at Chester Rest House that will be shipped to Fox…

China-bound students to be vaccinated

A NUMBER of local students who are planning to return to China for their studies will be offered the Sinopharm Vaccines.  That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the launch of the Sinopharm vaccine on Friday. “Several Solomon Islanders who are planning to return to China for their studies will be offered the Sinopharm…