HCC advises owner to demolish building

In its continuous efforts to improve the Honiara City through the Office of the City Clerk has warned a Chinese businessman to demolish an old rusty looking house at Town ground immediately. Mr Sore received the report on Facebook by one of his friends and replied promptly to the call. The building is built at…

Premier Gina congratulates Maka’a

The Premier of Western Province David Lani Gina has joined leaders across Solomon Islands sending a Congratulatory message to the newly elected Premier of Makira Province Julian Maka’a, on behalf of the people in the Western Province. In his message he described the newly elected Premier as someone with a proper attitude and capacity taking…

Youth claimed officer slapped him on the face

POLICE UNDER ATTACK AGAIN By ANDREW FANASIA POLICE have again come under public attack and ridicule after one of its officers allegedly assaulted a youth who was taking photos of officers dismantling betel nut stalls outside the Town Ground Plaza in Honiara, Friday. Maverick Seda claimed he was man-handled by members of the Police Response…

British High Commissioner meets PM

BRITISH High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Brian James Jones has paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, OPMC, Thursday. Mr Jones said the British Government, through his office is looking forward to working closely with Solomon Islands on important upcoming events, reports…

Vehicle stolen from police custody

POLICE PROBE MISSING CAR By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE are investigating a vehicle that has gone missing from the Kukum Police Station compound last month. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau confirmed this at the first weekly commissioner’s media conference for this year, yesterday. “Police are investigating this matter and the Police’s Professional Standards and Internal Investigations…

Maka’a tipped to be next MUP premier

Maka’a: 14 Siapu: 6 By ANDREW FANASIA THE race for Makira Ulawa Provincial Premier’s position is currently with the camp led by Ward 10 MPA and former broadcaster Julian Maka’a. They are ahead of the former premier’s camp. According to reports from Kirakira yesterday, Maka’a’s camp are confident with their 14 MPAs mostly new ones.…

Gina condemns killing of wife, 39

WESTERN Province premier David Gina has condemned the killing of a 39-year-old mother of five at a logging camp in the Roviana Lagoon, Sunday. The woman’s husband, who is from East Kwaio in Malaita, has been charged with her murder. “No man or woman has the right to take away the life of another,” Gina…

Tovosia retains seat 

MEMBER of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia has retained his seat after the election petition case against him was dismissed last Friday. Justice Rex Faukona dismissed the petition case against Tovosia after finding no evidence of bribery against him. Tovosia’s runner up in last April National General Election (NGE), Timothy Manepuria filed the petition…

Man mistakenly shot for escaped prisoner

POLICE CLARIFY ACTION By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   POLICE have defended actions of its officers who fired a rubber bullet at a man whom they suspect was one of the three who escaped Rove Correctional Centre last month. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau came out to clarify the incident, which occurred in the Aligator Creek area…

Villagers say they are tired of ‘lip-service’

VILLAGERS of Fataleka and Kwara’ae in Malaita say they are tired of “lip-service development”. They expressed this when they met Malaita premier Daniel Suidani last Friday. Suidani and his officials visited the landowning tribes of Auluta in east Malaita last Thursday and Friday to hear their views and concerns on development in the province. “The…