British High Com lauds participants

THE British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands David Ward acknowledges all participants who took part in the beach cleanup on Thursday at the Point Cruz Yacht Club. The activity was supposed to happen on the Commonwealth Day but was postponed until yesterday due to bad weather last week. “Thank very much everyone for showing your…

Israel ready to help Malaita

The visit to Auki, Malaita Province last week was to see what Israel can do as a friendly country in rendering some assistance in lifting the well-being of the friendly people of Malaita’s as the most populated province in Solomon Islands. That was the statement by Israeli Advisor Yaron Sultan-Dadon during his visit to parts…

PM, Madam Rachel meet Queen

PRIME Minister Rick Hou and Madam Rachel Hou have met the Queen of England Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace in London. The Prime Minister and Madam joined other Commonwealth Leaders and their spouses during the opening and official closing ceremony at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen. Prior to that, the Queen…

WATERFALL DISASTER

Woman loses life during leisure trip to the falls A WELL-KNOWN tourism officer lost her life during a leisure trip with work colleagues to the Tuvaruhu waterfalls behind Honiara yesterday. The body of the Late Stella Lucas, a senior employee of Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB), was found offshore near the South Sea Evangelical Church…

Police News

* Police search for missing man after dead body found near SSEC compound sea side* Man charged for allegedly injuring wife in Makira* Police in Makira-Ulawa Province investigate alleged rape of 5-year-old child Police search for missing man after dead body found near SSEC compound sea side  Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force…

PLANE SCARE

Passengers express how lucky they are after scary flight By LESLEY SANGA IT’s a scary experience! But more than 20 passengers on board a Solomon Airlines flight to Lata, Temotu, on Tuesday were relieved to return safely back to Honiara after the Dash-8 aircraft failed to land due to some mechanical issue. “The plane attempted…

Officer charged for sex with girl, 11

A police officer accused of having sexual intercourse with his wife’s niece in Makira province over a two years period since 2016, has been arrested, charged and released on bail on Saturday. The police constable, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged victim, is facing one count of sexual intercourse with…

LEVELA GUILTY

Speaker of Temotu Provincial Assembly Johnson Levela has been found guilty of corruptly receiving more than $37,000 of business license fees from a logging company and two shipping companies when he was the premier of Temotu Provincial Government. Levela was convicted on his own guilty pleas to six counts of abuse of office last Thursday…