Man nabbed bashing wife

Police at Tulagi in Central Province have arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly assaulting his wife and tying up his 13-year-old elder son at Ha’a village on Big Gela recently. The suspect was charge for domestic violence under Section 57 subsection 1 of the new Family Protection Act. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province,…

Undersea cable to be ready by 2019

Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier says that submarine cable to deliver faster internet service will be ready at the end of 2019 for service. He was speaking during a brief visit onboard the RV Northern Endeavors over the weekend. The ship is currently in the country to survey the domestic routes where the cables will…

MMF: Stop becoming dependent

PRESIDENT of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Martin Housanau says Solomon Islands leaders must have the courage to make decisions of their own for the betterment of the country and its people. Mr Housanau said as a political independent country all the decisions made at the upper level must not be determined by donors and foreigners…

HIGH LEVEL VISIT

AN eight member team from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors are in the country for a five days visit to discuss ADB’s continued support to the country’s development. Members of the team arrived in the country last Sunday and will be engaged in their official program in the country as of today…

Students shine at Journalism awards night

The 18th USP Journalism Students Awards ended on a high note at Laucala campus on Friday night with 14 awards and more than $6000 in cash prizes given out for excellence in journalism. Students from Solomon Islands left a memorable impression, taking the top honour in most of the categories. Final-year journalism students, Elizabeth Osifelo…

PEACEFUL PROTEST PLANNED

PARENTS of Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS) are planning to stage a peaceful protest to the Honiara City Council (HCC) Mayor Andrew Mua and his administration. This is part of a number of resolutions and way forward to resolve the ongoing saga with Mayor Mua over the decision to relocate the school. The resolutions were…

Police probe fatal road accident in Choiseul

POLICE at Taro in Choiseul Province are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at the Kutu logging camp, east of the island that resulted in one death and two injuries on 10October 2018. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria says the incident claimed the life of a male person in his 30’s…

Police yet to destroy cocaine

POLICE are continuing to work on the plan for the destruction of the million dollars worth of cocaine that was seized from a yacht in Honiara on September 27. Speaking at his weekly conference last Friday, Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said once they sorted out some technical issues in relation to the burning side of…