Missing car case to be sent to DPP

THE case of the vehicle that went missing from the Kukum Traffic Centre compound last month will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for review. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told reporters that the suspended officer has been interviewed on Wednesday. “After interview, the matter will be forwarded to DPP for viewing…

Hunt for escapees continue

After more than a month on the run, police are still asking for communities’ assistance to help them locate the two remaining escapees, Frank Firimolea and Dilo Faiga. Speaking to reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference Thursday, Acting Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said “Operation Hunt-Man” is continuing to roll. “Police are working very hard to recapture…

TRAVEL BAN REQUEST

Health wants ban on incoming passengers By IAN M. KAUKUI THE Ministry of Health and medical Service says it is waiting on cabinet to decide whether to ban incoming passengers from entering the country in light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The ministry has requested cabinet to make a decision on that. It…

PM to commission Taro cable landing station

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will officially open the Taro Cable Landing Station in Choiseul province next Monday. The landmark opening is expected to bring benefits of the submarine cable to Taro. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) stated that Taro is a key provincial centre and a strategic centre.…

Council to discuss betel nut by-law

HONIARA City Council (HCC) says the “Betelnut Control Ordinance 2016” will be re-tabled in its next executive meeting. This is according to Deputy Mayor and Chairman for Law Enforcement Charles Chekah Aiwosuga. Aiwosuga said the decision is part of the council’s efforts to move forward with its policies and reforms. He said the ordinance has…

PM: regional security is a collective duty

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says security in the region is a collective responsibility. The prime minister highlighted this when he met two defence advisers from Australia and New Zealand at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet yesterday, a statement from Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The advisers are Chief of the Australian Defence…

Malai slams decision to demolish old building

A TOUR operator in Malaita has expressed dismay at the province’s decision to demolish an old British colonial building at provincial capital Auki. According to Silas Malai who operates and manages Discover Malaita Tour, the demolished building was once the recreational hall of the British colonial government. “This building holds significant history as far as…

New British envoy visits Oxfam office

OXFAM International Solomon Islands hosted the British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and Nauru, Dr Brian Jones during a courtesy visit to their office in Honiara on Tuesday. The visit gave Oxfam the opportunity to share some of their work in the Solomon Islands while also explore ways to work collaboratively with the High Commission to…

US-based institute consults with M4D 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) movement on behalf of the Malaita people on Wednesday met a team from the International Republican Institute (IRI) based in Washington DC in Auki, Malaita Province. The IRI team is visiting Auki as part of a consultation to gather the views of the provincial government, churches and other civil society groups…