LOs refutes Sasako’s report

Bungusule Customary Landowner Trustees have refuted yesterday’s front-page article of the Island Sun newspaper alleging that Axiom Mining Limited has deserted its camp on San Jorge. The newspaper also published photos of the road leading up to the camp and photos of an old rundown water tap, waste water outlet and crude hot water system…

Food policy to reach parliament soon

THE Food and Nutrition Security Policy Framework is already completed and is ready to submit before Parliament. Solomon Islands Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Rep Rose Mary Kafa confirmed this during the opening of the Food and Nutrition Security planning workshop yesterday. Mrs Kafa said work on the policy started several years back and now…

More cruise ships expected

THE country is expected to see more visitors arriving by boat this year. Manager of Sales and Marketing for Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) Freda Unisi highlighted this last week. She said more tourist cruise ships are expected to visit Solomon Islands in the coming months that will make several stopovers in the country. “About…

RSIPF meets with US delegation

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Commissioner Matthew Varley  has met with four members of the visiting United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. The meeting was held at Rove Police headquarters in Honiara. Commissioner Varley, his Chief of Staff (CoS), Chief Superintendent Russell Tagini and Deputy Commissioner Juanita Matanga met with four…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Riot case back to court Riot case back to court A RIOT matter that has insufficient evidence to sustain the riot offences against six men will be brought before the court again this afternoon. Magistrate Ishmael Kekou said he wants to know the reason as to why this matter has to be transferred to the…

Bond Uni-Makira Ulawa partnership hailed

The Premier of Makira Ulawa Province Stanley Siapu has praised a partnership between the Australian Bond University and his province. He said in Kira Kira, the provincial capital that his Government had endorsed the partnership and cooperation so the Bond University can help the province with its urban planning and structural design. Premier Siapu adds…

Study on plastic waste 

A team from Taiwan International Corporation and Development Fund (ICDF) led by Mars Shiue have visited the Mayor Of Honiara City Wilson Mamae, City Clerk Charles Kelly and the Executive and management of Honiara City Council (HCC). The purpose is to work with HCC to create a study tour and research on plastic wastes within…

ALLEGED CON MAN NABBED

Remanded for multiple false pretences By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAN who tricked an elderly retired doctor and allegedly obtained close to $53,000 was arrested and remanded in custody, Tuesday. Sam Ngedea, who faces 53 counts of false pretences was brought to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday late afternoon where he was remanded to reappear in court…