The Hunt is on for a prison breaker

POLICE in Kirakira, Makira/Ulawa Province are  sweeping territories around  Kirakira insearch of a prisoner who broke free from Kirakira Prison on Friday night. The escapee is Donald Suaoma Niga of Marau Bay, West Makira. Makira Provincial Police Commander Peter Sitai said Niga was on remand for allegations of rape at the time of his escape.…

Drunk driving remains high

Despite many warnings and messages against drinking and driving, the number of cases relating to drink and driving is still an issue. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley told journalists on Thursday at his weekly conference that with 11 cases of alcohol on the roads recorded for the first two weeks of this month is unacceptable high.…

Man died from medical condition: Police

THE dead man found floating in the Mataniko River recently may have died from a medical condition. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said police have worked with the family of the deceased who indicated that the deceased has a medical condition which may have contributed to his untimely death. “At this point in time there are…

‘DOCTORS’ DEMAND HUGE’

Ministry attempts to address strike plan THE demand by doctors to increase their salaries and allowances by 60 to 70 per cent is huge. Thats according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) permanent secretary Dr Tenneth Dalipanda when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing recently. Dr Dalipanda was responding…

READ SI WINS PRIME MINISTER’S HEART

A recently established literacy organisation in the Solomon Islands has won Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s heart for its mission to battle the country’s high illiteracy rate by providing literacy classes and libraries in 600 villages across the country by April 2018. As a result, “READ SI” which stands for “Resources for Education to Advance Development…

STUDENTS BLOCKED

Govt SINU sponsored students disallowed entitlement SOLOMON Islands Government (SIG) sponsored students studying at our state-owned university have been banned from meals and boarding privileges due to unsettled arrears by the government as of last semester. However, they are only allowed to attend classes. Its understood government’s arrears with Solomon Islands National University (SINU) runs…

SOSA raises funds, work starts

TWO weeks after raising more than $503,000 to support their old school, work has began on the Selwyn College students’ laundry and toilet facilities. Today, the first batch of materials that will cater for the boys’ three and girls’ two laundries have been transported to the school on West Guadalcanal for work to start on…

SI visa exemption to Israel effective

As of the 29th January 2017, Solomon Islands citizen____s wishing to travel to Israel can now do so under a Visa Exemption Agreement signed between Israel and Solomon Islands in 2012. The Visa Exemption agreement was signed between the Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Home Affairs Manasseh Maelanga and Israel____s Ambassador Michael Ronen in…