Police raid finds Illegal products in Auki

A combined raid by Compliance officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Police on a warehouse at the Malaita Provincial capital Auki early this week, has found more than 50 kilograms of dried beche-de-mer. The raid was conducted following a tip off that a certain businessman at the Malaita Provincial capital is engaged in buying…

Trump wants closer security ties with SI

UNITED States president Donald Trump says he wanted stronger cooperation with Solomon Islands on matters of security. Mr Trump conveyed his desire to the country’s ambassador to the United States, Robert Sisilo, when Mr Sisilo presented his Letter of Credence at the Oval Office on the West Wing of the White House on 21 June.…

Reshuffled ministers to take oath

TWO reshuffled ministers who were not able to take their oaths last week have been sworn-in today at the Government House. This was confirmed by the Government House. The two were Stanley Sofu, the former minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services, who will take up the new portfolio as minister for Infrastructure Development;…

Govt committed to submarine cable delivery

The Government is committed to providing Submarine Cable infrastructure for purposes of enhancing the national telecommunications network. A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet said, the Prime Minister is positive that despite ongoing concerns matters will be resolved amicably. The statement added that both the Solomon Islands and Australian Governments…

Call to probe damages caused by Asian logger

A LOCAL conservationist is calling for an investigation into the legality of MEGA logging company operation in east Are’are, Malaita province. John Atitete, who run a conservation project in South Malaita, made the call after it was alleged that villagers in east Are’are feared for their environment after the logging company destroyed two hectares of…

Police urge protesters to get permit

For any protest to take place in Auki town it must first be endorsed by the Malaita provincial premier and the provincial secretary says Malaita Provincial Police Commander. David Wate was responding to a Malaita group named Isles of Ramos Peoples’ Power (IRPP) who earlier stated their intention to stage a protest against Prime Minister…

Living on the edge of climate change

The sinking island of Fanalei STANDING outside his home at Fouele settlement, Fredrick Maeaba gazes across the calm waters of Port Adam passage in the southern region of Malaita. His eyes were fixed on Fanalei Island, located some four kilometres across the waters. He was once a resident on that island. But six years ago…

STI on the rise, youths warned to check

THE fact that Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are silently increasing in rural communities, youths are encouraged to utilize the Voluntary Confidential Counselling Testing Clinics. Malaita provincial health director Dr Henry Kako stated this at the handing over of VCCT clinic to Fauabu Hospital last week. He said the VCCT clinic is important and youths must…