Auki traffic check operation

AUKI police in Malaita province have kicked off their festive season operation with traffic check operation. This operation is part of their effort to prevent road accidents in the province during this festive session. Acting Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Timothy Apaisi told this paper yesterday, the police traffic check is part of the monthly…

Two additional HIV cases

HEALTH authorities have recorded two additional HIV cases this year, bringing the total number of cumulative reported cases to 30. This was revealed by Solomon Islands National AIDs Council coordinator John Gela yesterday during the commemoration of World AIDs Day in Honiara. Mr Gela said of the 30 cases, 14 have since died and 16…

JANUS NABS 2ND SUSPECT

Inland Revenue officer charged with corruption THE TASK Force Janus on Wednesday got its second suspect. This time, it’s an officer working within the Inland Revenue Division (IRD). The officer, who is yet to be named, has been arrested and charged with corruption. This was in relation to allegations he received payments for unlawfully remitting…

$29m for health

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Service has been allocated only $29 million in next year’s budget following a cut of $2million from its original submission. This came after the ministry had submitted $31 million to Ministry of Finance and Treasury for consideration. However, when the budget was released, there was a reduction of $2…

Auki police starts festive operation

Auki Police will on the 1st of December kick off a festive operation to ensure there is peaceful celebration in Malaita province during this Christmas and New year. Acting Provincial Police Commander Timothy Apaisi said as part of the operation they will work closely with the existing police posts around the province to make sure…

Boil water, residents advised

HONIARA residents accessing water from Solomon Water have been cautioned to boil water before using it. Solomon Water in a public announcement said, the current bad weather had their dirt infiltration at the water source, which causes turbidity. Because of water is unsafe for drinking. However, Solomon Water advises customers to boil all drinking waters.…

Beck sets to take up duties in Australia

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday commissioned the country’s new High Commissioner to Australia, Colin David Beck. The commissioning ceremony held in the Cabinet Chamber was presided over by the Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu and Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Kereta Sanga in the presence of the…