Cultural practices in MUP to be revived

The Premier of Makira Ulawa Province, Julian Maka’a says his Government of Unity, Reform, and Advancement (GURA) recognizes the need to ensure cultural practices and heritage of the people of Makira Ulawa Province are revived. He said his government wants to ensure this because most people are off-springs of past strong cultural upbringing, adding it…

Alleged con-man’s WOA withdrawn

THE warrant of arrest (WOA) issued for the man accused of obtaining a laptop and mobile phone under false pretenses in 2019 from a local phone shop in Honiara had been withdrawn, Monday. This was after Martin Pola Nehemiah, 40, told the court that he did not attend last’s week court appearance because he was…

3479 jabbed, no side effects

A TOTAL of 3479 people have been vaccinated so far with no serious side effects being experienced. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this during his nationwide address yesterday, a statement issued by the Prime Minister Secretariat said. The Prime Minister said only two cases out of the 3,479 that were vaccinated, were referred to the…

IS IT STILL DURABLE?

PM concerns over Parl building   PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has expressed concern over the durability and strength of the 27 years old parliament building which holds tons of concrete over its roof. He said the complex needs engineers to assess it and come up with a report for the government to know if…

$26.5M TOP UP

Japan to provide extra fund for airport project   JAPAN will provide an additional SBD of $26.5 million to fill the financial gap brought about by the delay in the commencement of the Honiara International Airport improvement project. The Japanese Government through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing the fund. However, due to…

SUSPECT ESCAPED 

Prized ‘potential’ killer of Chinese business woman fled Honiara   A MAN police have identified as a potential suspect in the killing of a 44-year-old Chinese woman earlier this week has fled Honiara, sources confirmed last night. It is understood the man boarded one of two cargo and passenger vessels, which left Honiara for Malaita…

Tailings dam poses risk

The Environment and Conservation Division with the support from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is continuing to monitor the Gold Ridge tailings Dam after water level rose to dangerous levels following heavy rainfall in recent weeks. The latest data collected on-site showed that on the 1st April 2021 the level of water at the…

Siapu hopes to solve short bus route issue

NEW Honiara City Mayor-elect, Cr Eddie Siapu has assured residents in Honiara that his government will take into serious consideration the never-ending ‘short bus routes’ that are affecting city commuters, daily. In a brief meeting with the local press after his victory yesterday, Cr Siapu said the short bus route is indeed a big concern…