In Court with Assumpta

Man jailed for swearing at his father Officer to go on trial in June Man jailed for swearing at his father   THE actions of an accused who damaged part of their house and swore at his father last year in Honiara are shameful and must be condemned, says Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison. He made…

Escapees yet to sort legal representations

 THE case of the three recaptured prison escapees has been adjourned to March 16 for confirmation of their legal representations and possible pleas. Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga and Willie Olo appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Monday and were further remanded in custody.  Public Prosecutor Jonathan Auga said they have received documents from the…

Another logger to leave Malaita

THE continued pressure from the Malaita Provincial Government on logging companies to pay up their dues has sent a second logging company packing to leave the province. According to reports, logging operation in Malaita Province still owes Malaita province $1.5m in revenue. Therefore, the province is pushing hard for the companies that are still to pay up…

Satu supports loan deal

OUTSPOKEN chief and Director of the Solomon Islands Marine Mammal Education Centre (SIMMEC) in Gavutu Islands in Central Province Robert Satu says he supports the government in its move in the proposed USD$100 Billion loan deal. Chief Satu said the reason why he is supporting the move is that he believes that, that is the only…

Students engage in art exchange project

A GROUP of students from Burnscreek Adventist primary school in East Honiara has successfully engaged in a drawing project as part of a cultural exchange program with a school in Japan. The project called ‘Art Mile Project’ is an international exchange project between Japanese and foreign elementary schools. It is funded each year by Art…

Need to address health, climate change expressed

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has highlighted the need for the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to unite in addressing health and climate challenges facing the two countries. Speaking at a dinner to welcome PNG’s Prime Minister James Marape on Thursday Mr. Sogavare said these challenges need collective efforts to address whether through…

Suidani queries grants from China

The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has questioned Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his pro-China advocates over the Chinese grants they are preaching about prior to the switch that China will provide to the country.  Premier Suidani raised the question after the Finance Minister Harry Kuma was involved in a negotiation deal with a private…

RSIPF uproots marijuana plants in Rennell Bellona Province

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at the Tigoa Police Station in West Rennell, in the Rennell Bellona Province have uprooted marijuana plants at Kanava village in central Rennell on 27 February 2020. Supervising Provincial Police Commander Rennell Bellona Province Staff Sergeant Eddie Peseika says, “After receiving information from members of the…

Takwa clinic drug selling probed

CONCERNS have been raised by community members living around the Takwa Clinic, North Malaita over how the Nurse In-charge at the clinic continues to sell drugs to patients. Information received by the concerned public last Friday said the issue has forced patients to question the legality of the nurse’s actions. A patient Wilson Renge told…

Australia supports Solomons’ Buy Local campaign

The Australian Government initiative, Strongim Bisnis, is supporting a campaign that encourages Solomon Islanders to buy Solomon Islands products over imported alternatives. The message of the campaign is “Iumi Buy Lokol for Mekim Lokol Jobs”. The message highlights that when people buy Solomon Islands products, they support Solomon Islands businesses. These businesses often employ Solomon…