5 DEAD, 11 MISSING

Marau boat tragedy toll rises Five are confirmed dead, while 11 are still missing from the Marau boat tragedy. As the police patrol boat with local boats combed the seas off Marau in the eastern coast of Guadalcanal, hopes of finding the missing 11 alive become slimmer. Four dead bodies were recovered on Friday after…

15 missing, one dead

FIFTEEN people are still missing when their boat capsized in bad weather on Wednesday while traveling from West Are’are, Malaita province to Marau, east Guadalcanal. Police in Marau have so far rescued eight of the 23 people mostly youths that travelled in the boat. The youths traveled in two separate boats. They are from Uhu,…

Careless driver arrested

GUADALCANAL Provincial Police on 13 June 2017 arrested a male for careless driving at Lungga Cross Road. The 30-year-old is being charged for careless driving after hitting a motor bike causing injury to the motor cyclist. The driver of the car involved has been charged for careless driving and expected to appear before Honiara Magistrate’s…

PMO denies hefty bill

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has denied claims it had incurred $900,000 in monthly bills for the use of telephones and fax late last year. And the Office vowed to make a formal response later. The Office denied the claims following information being leaked to a largest social networking group which attracted heavy criticism. In…

Communities affected by flooding

COMMUNITIES situated close to Ladeabu river in East Fataleka, Malaita have been affected by flooding which damaged their food gardens. This follows heavy down pour on Saturday which uprooted and washed away their food gardens. The river close to Ruru community high school burst its bank and swept all the gardens. Reports reaching the Solomon…

Peace training for youth

THE first UN Peacebuilding Project supported training in peacebuilding and economic livelihood was launched on Monday with 20 youths from communities in North Malaita and Weathercoast. Through a partnership agreement signed between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Coconut Technology Centre (CTC) up to 200 youths will benefit from such training over the…

A STEP CLOSER

Solomon Islands is another step closer to the World Cup following their 2-1 against Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Port Moresby last night. Tuesday’s win confirmed their spot for stage four of the World Cup Qualifiers. This means Tahiti who have been waiting for a defeat to Solomon Islands and PNG are out of contention…