United Party gets the nod

THE Solomon Islands United Party will now contest this year’s national election after the Political Parties Commission endorsed and approved its application. The party recently took the Government to court following delays to appoint commissioners, who will need to meet to consider United Party’s application. Under the Political Parties Integrity Act 2014, political parties wishing…

Officers receive awards

TWO police officers received their awards on Thursday during the Police Commissioner’s Weekly Parade at Rove Police headquarters. Commissioner Matthew Varley presented the RSIPF Commissioner’s Commendation to Senior Sergeant (SSgt) Philip Tome for long and dedicated Service to the force. Mr Tome has been with the RSIPF since 1991.  “Thank you for your time to…

WIDESPREAD DAMAGES

Disaster hits hard on Malaita By SOLOMON LOFANAin Auki MORE than 200 homes and properties in Malaita were reportedly damage when strong wind and heavy rain pounded the province on New Year’s night. Red Cross branch officer in Auki Rex Leofasia said they’ve received more than 200 reports of damages to homes. Mr Leofasia said…

MORE DAMAGES EXPECTED

Bad weather hits home By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is expecting more reports on the impacts of the current heavy rain and flooding. NDMO Principal Program Officer Brian Tom said this, Wednesday.  “Following the heavy rain and floods we have a lot of information reaching our office especially on the impacts…

Settlers call for urgent help

A CATHOLIC community of more than 300 settlers in the Henderson area of east Honiara say their homes and food gardens have been severely affected by the current bad weather. And leaders of Rurete community, which was made up mostly of settlers from Wagina in Choiseul, wanted the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to urgently…