NZ gov’t lauded for help

THE New Zealand government through the High Commissioner’s agency in Honiara has been acknowledged by the Honiara Council of Women (HCW) for donating a marquee and tents yesterday. It was given to the women’s group as support from the High commissioner’s office for outdoor activities. Upon receiving the gifts, the President of HCW Martha Alacky…

Shop owner faces legal action

THE Environmental Health Division of Honiara City Council (HCC) has warned it will take legal action against shop owners in Honiara who refuse to surrender any expired goods for destruction. The division issued the warning following a confrontation incident in Honiara last Friday when one particular shop owner refused to surrender his expired goods to…

Worst El Nino predicted

WELLINGTON, (RNZI) – Climate forecasters are warning Pacific countries to make long-term preparations for what looks to be one of the worst El Niño events in many years. New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) said water temperatures, which dictate El Niño’s strength, are already 3-5°C above normal, with the potential to…

Report: APID pays royalty

MORE than a million in royalty has been paid out by the Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID), sources have revealed. And the money is now sitting in a suspense account within the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI). This payment is for all the trust hold groups on West Rennell acquired land where the bauxite…

Boso’s case trial underway

Hearing of evidences on the case of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, Selina Boso will continue today. The trial started yesterday before Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Prosecution has already two of its witnesses who testified in court. They are the Ombudsman Joe Poraiwai and the Director…

FSII vs Sumsum case deferred

Trial did not proceed yesterday as listed on the case between Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) and Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Airlines Ron Sumsum. This was because the lawyer representing FSII, Chris Rarumae of Public Solicitor’s Office did not turn up yesterday. Two of the five FSII accused were absent from court. Lily Ramo…