RSIPF arrests suspect in Munda for multiple offences

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at the Munda Police Station in Western Province have arrested a male person on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 for committing multiple offences at Sasavele Village in the Roviana Lagoon. Officer Commanding Station (OCS) at Munda Police Station, Sergeant Rachel Lilo says, “The suspect, who was reportedly…

Call to respect provincial government protocols

The Development Services Exchange (DSE) on behalf of its Civil Society Organisations in the Solomon Islands calls on the government to practice the Do No Harm approach when dealing with provincial governments especially when it continues to advocate for unity amongst Solomon Islanders in light of the implementation of the State of Emergency Orders in…

Suidani to Tagini and Ramofafia: YOU BETRAYED US

MALAITA has accused two of its national MPs of betraying the province when they invited and led a Chinese delegation to their respective constituencies early this week. Premier Daniel Suidani said Baegu/Asifola MP Makario Tagini and Fataleka MP Rex Ramofafia’s behaviour is “disrespectful and a betrayal of the provincial government”. Honiara-based China’s acting ambassador to…

MAL sign $2.4 M funding for hatchery and feed production

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has signed another exciting project worth SBD2.4million dollars with Food Works Supplies Ltd for hatchery and feed mill services.  In thanking the Managing Director of Food Works Supplies Ltd, Mr. Tony Tepeaihana, the Permanent Secretary Mrs. Ethel Tebengi Frances urged that they make this undertaking successful because the ministry…

Ports: we are ready for COVID-19 lockdown

SOLOMON Ports says it is now fully prepared for any possible lockdown scenario as the Covid-19 Pandemic continues.  As part of preparing for a possible lockdown scenario, new prefab container houses have been completed as an ‘Emergency Response Compound’ for port workers. As an essential service provider to the country, Solomon Ports is taking these…

Sale of betel nut still on at market

A GOOD number of betelnut and cooked food vendors continue to ply their trade with impunity at the Central Market in complete contravention to Honiara City Council’s COVID-19 Market Ordinance. This concern was raised by a local farmer from Malaita. “I was here at the market for the past two weeks selling my market produces…

Resident wants HCC investigated

A LONG time Honiara resident John Kina has called on responsible authorities to investigate the controversy over the Honiara City Council fire extinguisher initiative. Kina said the Minister of Home Affairs and the Leadership Code Commission should take a deep look into the matter and take the necessary action should it be deemed right under…

Kabui clarifies changes to COVID-19 orders

THE Special Secretary to Prime Minister Albert Kabui has clarified the intention to amend the first regulation, which now becomes Regulation 2 after its gazette last week. Speaking during a radio talk-back show on Tuesday, Kabui said that there are public perceptions amongst certain groups that these new regulations will suppress them in what they…

3 escapees to be sentenced today

CHIEF Magistrate Emma Garo will today deliver her sentence for the three prisoners who escaped from Rove prison last December. Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga, and Willie Olo are facing charges of escaping lawful custody. They had on Tuesday entered their guilty pleas and their sentencing submissions and mitigations were tendered to the court. The trio…