Speaker firm on decision

Provincial Assembly Speaker for the Rennell and Bellona Provincial Government remains firm on his decision to disqualify Kuschel Tepuke as the Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for ward 10, West Bellona. Brian Sa’oba maintained his stand on the matter after critics alleged that he compromised his job by advocating on behalf of the Premier…

GALO RESIGNS

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Glynn Galo has stepped down from office following heavy protest by the university students on Monday. The peaceful protest which nearly turned violent was staged in front of the VC office for nearly five hours with the students armed with their banners demanding him to step…

Couple found dead in home

THE gruesome discovery of a dead couple inside their home yesterday evening has shocked the community of Mbumburu, Lengakiki in West Honiara. And they are still coming to terms with the incident which is under now Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) investigation. Initial report said, the husband who is from Tikopia is a teacher…

Officer suspended after road incident

A POLICE officer who was involved in a road incident in which a child was killed has been suspended while investigations continue. That was according to acting police commissioner Juanita Matanga. The incident occurred at Vura road last Tuesday afternoon. Ms Matanga said the officer was suspended to allow an independent investigation to be carried…

Dolphin owner to sue gov’t

THE Management of Solmarine Mammal Breeding Centre says it is taking legal action against the government over the raid done to its dolphin research facility on Mbungana, Gela, last Saturday. Officials from the Ministry of Fisheries and police in Honiara raided the facility and released 27 dolphins kept in pens by Solmarine. “Solmarine has not…

FIRE TRAGEDY

Early morning blaze destroys Hatanga head office FIRE fighters were unable to stop an early morning blaze that gutted the headquarters of Hatanga Ltd at Ranadi, east Honiara, last Friday. By day break, the main complex that housed the company’s office and warehouse was gone. “The fire started at around 3am,” a neighbour told the…

BOC, SolTuna partner to offer specials

BOC Gas yesterday announced its partnership with SolTuna for their November promotions, starting this week. BOC Gas Country Manager Nick Rolf said they are partnering with SolTuna this month to offer special bonuses such as free taiyo on a wide range of their products. “For the month of November, we are now partnering with SolTuna…

Korea hosts PICs meeting in Busa

SOLOMON Islands was among other Pacific Island Countries (PICs) that participated at the 4th Korea-PICs Senior Officials Meeting in Busan, Korea, from the 24th to the 27th of October, 2016. The Solomon Islands delegation was led by William Soaki, Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs & External Trade, Joseph Atkin-Tada, Assistant Secretary of the Asia, Africa…

Saving our last biodiversity hotspots

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More health workers needed

SOUTH Pacific countries need more people to get into the health services. President of International Council of Nurses, Dr Judith Shamian highlighted this during the opening ceremony at Mendana hotel in Honiara on Monday. “As the population in the South Pacific gets increasing every time, it is demanding that more workers are needed into the…