PM allows flight from PNG 

 AN international flight from neighbouring Papua New Guinea landed in Honiara yesterday with COVID-19 supplies and three returning locals. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare disclosed on Friday during his weekly nation-wide address. “Fellow Solomon Islanders I’ve allowed a flight from PNG to land today (Friday),” he said.  “This flight flew in with our COVID-19 supplies that will…

Ngati hits back at Mamae

VURA ward councillor Reginald Ngati says city mayor Wilson Mamae should think before making media accusations. He was responding to Mamae’s claim that certain councillors are conspiring to oust his leadership. Mamae said these councillors are doing it for their own vested interests. And the mayor stated allegations of financial mismanagement these councillors raised against…

LOCK DOWN RUMOURS CLARIFIED

No plans at this stage, says Mangau By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN RUMOURS circulating around town that there will be another lock-down soon in Honiara were not true. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau clarified that currently there were no discussions for another lock down. He explained this when asked to confirm rumours that there will be another…

Tasiu abductor released 

THE man who abducted five members of the Anglican Melanesian Brotherhood (Tasiu) in 2003 at Weathercoast South Guadalcanal has been released on Wednesday. Judge Maelyn Bird had the accused William Hence released after imposing a total sentence of three years imprisonment. The reason for Hence’s release was due to the long delay in the prosecution…

No report on Crowd-1 to police

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is yet to receive any formal reports or complaints about a recently established money-making scheme called ‘Crowd-1.’ Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this yesterday at his weekly media conference when asked if any reports or complaints were received by the police regarding the alleged scheme. This was after…

Police probe on Djokovic still active

POLICE are continuing their investigations into Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said investigators are working hard and doing their best to progress this investigation. “The delay of the investigation was because of the huge number of investigations and arrests made in the recent lockdown,” Mangau said.…

Relatives demand compensation

Relatives of the 27 people who died in the MV Taimahero ill-fated tragedy demanded their Member of Parliament (MP) for West Are’are and the government to compensate the lives of their loved ones. Speaking to the Solomon Star at the Honiara Central Police Office on Thursday Chairman and Spokesperson of the community said they cannot wait…