QUAKE LOSS

A quick assessment by CBSI sets the total cost of building damages in Honiara caused by last week’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake at $1.85million THE 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Guadalcanal last Tuesday has left an estimated total loss of roughly around $1.85-Million from damages it caused to buildings in Honiara. This is according to a…

SIAF PRAISED

PM Sogavare commends the Australian-led Solomon Islands Assistance for keeping peace one year after the Honiara November riots PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the Solomon Islands Assistance Force (SIAF) for responding to improve the security situation in Honiara one year after the 2021 November riots. Speaking at the resumption of Parliament Thursday this week,…

GP urges debtors to pay up dues

The Guadalcanal Provincial Government has urged its debtors to pay their outstanding bills as soon as possible so it can use the monies to implement its development programmes. Speaking during the provincial assembly meeting on Wednesday, Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPAs) of Guadalcanal Province stated that a total of $77,713,035.01 dollars in property rates…

Solomon Cup officially open

First two matches kick off today THE 2022 Solomon Cup tournament was officially open yesterday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. The official opening was marked with a uniform parade by all 10 participating provincial teams. Both the major sponsor, Solomon Breweries Limited and the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) welcomed all the teams and wished…

DBSI to resume service after quake

THE Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) will resume its services today after it has temporarily suspended them due to the earthquake that struck Honiara on Tuesday afternoon. DBSI had issued a notice about the temporary suspension for which it apologised for any inconvenience it may cause. “We are temporarily suspending servicing of accounts in…

Honourable Minister Stanley Festus Sofu (MP) endorses MECDM’s support for CBRM

The Minister for Environment Climate Change Disaster Management and Meteorology Honourable Stanley Festus Sofu,  fully endorses the Ministry’s role as a key implementer in the “Solomon Islands Community Based Coastal and Marine Resources Management Strategy 2021-2025 and the “National Information Strategy to empower all Communities to better manage their marine resources” Minister Sofu made the…

11 men face murder trial today

TRIAL of 11 men accused of murdering a man at Malaisu Village in south Guadalcanal in 2020 will commence today in the High Court. Dudley Garebola, 22, Joshua Garebola, 36, John Mare, 22, Peter Rangia, 22, Patrick Ngelea Vasihara, 22, Patterson Sora, 24, Risi Sirovimate 23, Gray Rai, 23, Devenold Tagobola, 19, Jamin Saroa 20…