BSP branchless banking services in Santa Ana

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Honiara road repairs measure up

REPRESENTATIVES of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), the Australian High Commission and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) inspected road repair and maintenance works in Honiara last Friday. These works are jointly funded by the Solomon Islands and Australian Governments through the National Transport Fund (NTF), with technical support from the ADB. Local contractors are…

Prime suspect still at large

Police say investigation into $4m bank robbery continues POLICE investigation into the $4 million daylight robbery outside Westpac Bank, Point Cruz, last month is still continuing. Police prosecutor David Tepai yesterday told the court investigation is still ongoing and that disclosures are yet to be provided to the defence counsel. Allan Tinoni of Public Solicitor’s…

Locals undergo Adventist Radio training

TWENTY Seven volunteers from Seventh Day Adventist Churches in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are currently undergoing a week-long intensive training in radio broadcasting here in Honiara. The training is organized by the Solomon Islands SDA Mission and facilitated by various experienced radio and television broadcasters from the Adventist World Radio. Speaking to this paper…

Support to tackle crime

POLICE need community and public support to tackle serious crime in Honiara city. This came after the city had experienced some serious crimes in the past months like the senseless attack on a Renbel chief at Kingsley fast food bar last November and the Westpac bank robbery this month. Honiara Police city commander Jack Balaga…

15 men in logging dispute on bail

Fifteen men who allegedly involved in the recent logging dispute on Kolombangara Island in Western Province were released on bail on Wednesday. Their matter has been brought over from Gizo, Western Province. The men whom two of them are sons of a well-known business man were released on a bail of $300 each. They will…

New dispute at April Hill

A NEW dispute is brewing at April Hill, where victims of last year’s flash flood in Honiara recently settled. It followed the arrival of new settlers, who claimed they were sent in there by Central Honiara MP Moffat Fugui. But a spokesman for the April Hill community, Daniel Kisi, claimed these new arrivals were not…

Four cheats death in fatal roadside crash

FOUR people are in critical condition following a fatal motor accident at the Tandai highway, west Honiara. According to Police, the accident occurred in early hours of yesterday morning when a car carrying five people crashed onto a rain tree on the opposite side of the road, seriously injuring four people (two male and two…

SSPM denies row with 39 appointees

SPECIAL Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM), Mr Rence Sore yesterday denied any row or arguments between himself, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the 39 earmarked Political Appointees under the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG). This was following reports reaching this paper that a row escalated within the PMO on over the weekend between…