Campaign to control Beetle resumes

A CAMPAIGN to control the deadly Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) that is threatening the country’s coconut industry and other palms in Honiara is back.  The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Biosecurity division is conducting the clean-up operation, a statement from the MAL Media Unit said yesterday.  Work was briefly stopped due to…

Djokovic’s traffic case to PSII

THE investigation process conducted by traffic officers in relation to the traffic matter against Prime Ministers’ Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic has been referred to police’s Professional Standard and Investigation (PSII). Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this to reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference at Rove Police headquarters, Thursday.  “The matter is being referred…

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…

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…