Landslide hits central Malaita

ONE semi-permanent House and a water source have badly been destroyed by landslide this week in central Kwara’ae in Malaita province. The incident occurred at Aisiko community in Central Kwara’ae after heavy rain started on Friday and continued this week. A community leader of Aisiko Paul Kabolo said, the family that owns the semi-permanent house…

Cyclone Pam hits East Malaita

CYCLONE Pam has caused havoc leaving many communities in Malaita in total mess while causing fear to people. The impact of the cyclone had resulted in many homes being blown down and food garden washed away. Sine Sunday Mamulele villagers in East Kwara’ae have to be evacuated to the new clinic building. A villager Anna…

Heavy showers affect businesses

THE continuous heavy rain currently experienced in the country has affected businesses in Gizo, Western Province. Reports reaching this paper early this week said, some shops in Gizo and the main roads have experienced intense flooding as result of the heavy rains, thus very little people travelled from the islands todo trading. A resident,NivasiaNiuta told…

Concern over scavengers at dump site

A CONCERN chief from East Kwara’ae Malaita province is calling on the Honiara City Council (HCC) to address illegal settlements and the number of scavengers at the Ranadi dump site, East Honiara. Abraham Misitana upon seeing them last week revealed that this is very bad to learn from. “I want the city council with its…

JOCV to mark 50th Anniversary

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) will commemorate its 50 Anniversary on June 21. An organizing committee has been formed by the JOCV to prepare for the event. JOCV programme was founded in 1965. In Solomon Islands the exchange of note was signed on the Independence July 7 in 1978 between the government of Solomon Islands…

JICA volunteers’ contribution unique

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Alleged robbers seek bail

THE court will rule on the bail application made for the men accused of the $4 million Westpac daylight robbery next week. Lawyers representing the men made the application for bail yesterday, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo will hand down his ruling on Monday next week. Security officer Harry…

Boso trial soon

THE permanent secretary for the Ministry of Rural Development accused of failing to furnish information to the Ombudsman office will be standing trial soon. The hearing date will be fixed on 8 April, when the matter returns to court. Selina Boso did not turn up Tuesday in court, to which her lawyer told the court…

Murder accused to stand trial in High Court

TWO men accused of the murder of a man at George Wu area at Chinatown, Honiara, have been committed to stand trial in the High Court. This was after the court found sufficient evidence against them to refer them for trial in the High Court following a short form preliminary inquiry, Wednesday. Twenty-six-year-old Silas Saru…