Police charge MP Auga

Lau-Mbaelelea MP faces criminal offences POLICE have charged Lau-Mbaelelea MP Augustine Auga with two counts of common assault and one of intimidation. He will appear in court on Monday 14th February. The police media unit confirmed this yesterday. It said police took Auga on Monday to Naha Police Station in east Honiara. After he was…

Visitors expect more here

Visitors that are touring the Solomon Islands, especially Honiara are expecting more during their visits here, a tourist who visited the capital over the weekend said. He was one of the 2,000 plus tourists that stopped over for tours around Honiara and Guadalcanal on board the Sea Princess last Sunday. The Australian lad said Honiara…

Ex-combatants speak out

LEADERS of Solomon Islands Post Conflict Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPCRRA) Guadalcanal Desk have condemned the opposing statements by Dr Derek Sikua against the $3 million payment government made to ex-combatant of former Malaita Eagle Force last Christmas. The Parliamentary leader of the Independent group, Dr.Sikua had earlier condemned the payment as significantly deplorable as…

MSG gets report on Vanuatu’s snap election

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare was handed the report of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Observer Mission to the Republic of Vanuatu snap election by the mission head, Sir Francis Billy Hilly. The Prime Minister received the report in his capacity as the MSG Chair. In his presentation of the report, Sir Francis said, “I’m…

Tuna export boost

Unloading of long line vessel fish catch begins The first consignment of tuna catch from all long line fishing vessels operating in local waters were offloaded over the weekend bound for Japan as part of government’s effort to gain from its resources. The transfer of the the tuna catch was successfully conducted at Leroy wharf,…

Missing dad happy to see his new born girl

It was on the 8th of January 2016, five men were reported missing and drifted for a week between the seas of Ulawa and South Malaita before finally being rescued. Father of four, Kingsley Tea, government forestry officer serving in Central Province, was among the five survivors adrift. Apparently he was the skipper of the…

Cool Tarosi

Located a few steps from the old Busurata Bible School in central Kwara’ae, Malaita, is Tarosi water source. I heard of this source in the 1990s on radio through a song that was composed about this unique stream. Wednesday last week during a trip to the area, I set foot on the source and tasted…

Kalsakau brothers create history in Vanuatu

For the first time in Vanuatu’s political history since 1980, three Kalsakau brothers from the same parents hailing from Ifira, Efate, have been elected MPs, according to provisional results. The unofficial results from last week’s snap elections indicated the three brothers – Ephraim Kasakau, Ishmael Kalsakau and Joshua Kalasakau – have secured three seats in…

Nazar refutes accusation

Nazar Group of Companies have refuted a media report that claim their hotel project in Honiara has been delayed due to financial difficulties. They said the report was baseless and absurd. Nazar Chief executive Officer Sukru Cebi said: “The Company wishes to clarify that a land parcel at the former Laperous area in Honiara was…