ACCIDENT CLAIMS MAN’S LIFE

A MAN has lost his life in a Rav4 accident while three others escaped death in Auki, Malaita province. The accident claimed the man’s life after the vehicle they were travelling in slid off the road and landed into the Kwaibala River, near Auki.  The incident happened at around 10 pm, Monday night when the…

CAUSE condemn Graffiti on Vura Heights road

THE CAUSE Project has learned of some graffiti writing carved into the newly constructed concrete road at Vura heights.  Vura road is a newly built road under the CAUSE Project of World Bank with 340 meters that will be concreted along the steep section of the entire 500 meters road, a 100 meters concrete section…

Stolen car crashes in Police chase 

AN alleged car theft incident yesterday has ended abruptly after a high-speed police chase from China to Kukum saw the vehicle crashed into the road-side railing, just few metres from the Kukum traffic Police post. This car was alleged to have been stolen at China Town with a baby inside the car. The driver of…

CBSI warns against false currency ‘Sol York’

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) would like to caution members of the public of a fake new currency called “Sol York currency” as claimed by its promoters. In a statement on Monday, CBSI advises that there is no such currency in existence in the Solomon Islands except for the Solomon Islands Dollar. “CBSI categorically denies…

SINU GIVES ‘OK’

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has permitted students with outstanding fees to sit for their semester 1- final exams. This was announced on Monday by the University to all students, parents and sponsors of SINU. In a meeting held Thursday last week, the University Senate and Senior Management Committee rescind its resolution of the…

PM sums up Eastern Tour

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation are back in Honiara late Sunday night, after a week- long successful tour of Temotu Province.  An official thank you dinner hosted by the provincial premier, Clay Forau Saturday evening was the icing on the cake.    Key components of the Prime Minister’s message to the Temotu Provincial…

FISH KILLS TWO

2 dead, 8 hospitalised after eating ‘poisonous’ fish   TWO members of a family at New Takwa village, Kolombangara Island in the Western province have died after eating a poisonous fish, locally known as ‘Balloon Fish’ or Tetraodontidae as its scientific name. The two deceased, a woman and a child succumbed to their death few…

TIKOPIA AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION FIXED, UP AND OPERATIONAL

THE Solomon Islands Meteorology Services is able to provide weather information from Tikopia Island again after the Automatic Weather Station (AWS) was fixed during the recent Prime Minister’s tour to the island.  Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management Dr. Melchior Mataki and Chief Technical Officer Barnabas Tahunipue who were part of…

How far has AIPF SI Ltd penetrated gov’t system?

  UNTIL now foreign investor, AIPF SI Ltd’s business dealings, described by some as “dubious and fraudulent” were confined to individuals and corporate entities.  The company, jointly run by a Rwandan national, Deogratias Harorimana and his Solomon Islands’ partner, Salome Kwaiga, has allegedly fleeced millions of dollars in brokerage fees from unsuspecting Solomon Islands’ indigenous…