RIPEL announces ‘dividend’

LEVERS Solomons Ltd and Russell Islands Plantation Estate Ltd on Tuesday announced a $2 million dividend to the Lavukal land owners. The surprising announcement was made by chairman Patrick Wong in a press conference in Honiara on Tuesday. Mr Wong said the dividend was declared during the company’s board meeting held on September 18 last…

Police News

* Appeal for assistance in search for missing persons* Police investigate sudden death in Western Province* Respect Honiara Central Market -PPC Honiara City Appeal for assistance in search for missing persons Police at Kirakira in the Makira-Ulawa Province have been approached to assist in the search for two male persons, in their 20s, missing at…

CYANIDE THREAT

Gold Ridge, Metapona communities at risk By CHARLEY PIRINGI The likely high presence of Cyanide in sediments at the nearby areas of Gold Ridge tailing dam in Central Guadalcanal as well as along the Metapona river in Guadalcanal Plains is putting communities livelihood at risk. That’s according to a local scholar, Dickson Boboria who has…

Caring for the dead

A former morgue attendant shares his experiences By LYNNISSHA RUNA Talk about attending to and giving care to dead human bodies, Simone Palmer knows a little about them. Hailed from east Kwaio in the Malaita Province, the 57-year -old Palmer has been working as a morgue attendant for the past 10 years.  His experience over…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Prosecution ordered to update murder probe* Alleged taxi driver attacker faces lesser charges Prosecution ordered to update murder probe Prosecution has been again ordered to update the court on the status of investigation into the murder of a man at Kirakira, Makira/Ulawa province in 2016. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo also made another order for…