Heavy rain flooded Gizo

HEAVY rain on Tuesday has caused flooding to many low lying areas of Gizo township, Western Province. The heavy down pour has caught the township off guard due to its poor drainage system. This had resulted in mud water flooding some of the shops, Church compounds, accommodation, private homes and offices in the heart of…

Visiting artists here on research

A team of Artists and Biologists from Europe, America, Africa and Australia are visiting the country as part of their research. On Monday they participated at an art exhibition held at Art Gallery along with other Solomon Islanders artist. The visiting artists varied from painting, filming to craft and photographers. During their presentation they shared…

Police boosts traffic checks

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Kukum Traffic Centre in Honiara are increasing traffic checks on the capital’s roads as part of the operation for the election of a new Prime Minister, next week. Deputy Director, Kukum Traffic Centre, Inspector Brian Surimalefo says: “Two hundred and one vehicles have been…

Online debates monitored

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is monitoring online forums for any unlawful conduct as we are heading towards the election of a Prime Minister. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley made this warning following some security concerns about some posts on social media inciting protests. “RSIPF monitors social media very closely from the intelligence perspective…

RSIPF probe attack in Vella over election

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Western Province are investigating the alleged attack on two men on Vella La Vella Island on Wednesday following an argument with their brother. The Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Western Province Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu said they received a report about two brothers allegedly attacked by…

Agovaka’s ruling deferred, April 26

THE anticipated ruling in the case of re-elected Central Guadalcanal MP Peter Shanel Agovaka on Thursday has been further deferred to April 26. This was because Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi had just received the Court of Appeal ruling which dismissed Agovaka’s appeal. She needs time to go through the ruling before handing down her judgment.…

Agovaka ruling today

PRINCIPAL Magistrate Fatima Taeburi might possibly hand down her ruling in the case of re-elected Central Guadalcanal MP Peter Shanel Agovaka today. This will be known in court this morning. Agovaka’s matter was remitted back to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for judgment after the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal. Agovaka was charged with one…

DCGA HITS BACK

THE four allied political parties to that forms the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have denied allegations they were backed up by loggers. In a press conference on Wednesday Our Party leader and top candidate for the Prime Minister’s post Manasseh Sogavare rubbished such allegation and accusation. The accusation that the grand coalition was…