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POLICE in Guadalcanal Province confiscated 103 cartons of beer in North West Guadalcanal in an operation to close down beer outlets operating in the Guadalcanal without a valid licence. As part of the operation Guadalcanal Police visited and checked 16 liquor shops from Kakabona and down to the Selwyn College area. Supervising Provincial Commander, Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixson Manetoga says, “My...
THE Ministry of Forestry and Research is informing the public and all logging companies of the inclusion of a new Regulation 10(zg) to the Forest Resource and Timber Utilization (Felling License) Regulation 2005. This is effective as of the date it has been gazetted by cabinet on November 2017 and is now being enforced by the Forestry office beginning this...
A Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) between Japanese International Agency Cooperation (JICA) and Ministry of Forestry and Research (MoFR) on Sustainable Forest Resource Management (SFRM) Project has convened. The first meeting held on 30th January 2018 at Heritage Park Hotel ends with the approval of the five years’ work plan for the project. The one day meeting convened after formalities between Solomon Islands...
THE leader of the parliamentary opposition group, Honorable Manasseh Maelanga described the Solomon Islands Government recently released 2018 scholarships awards, as inadequate compared to past years. In an official press statement from the opposition group, Hon Maelanga argued the 700 scholarships awards for this year (2018) has indicated a mass drop compared to the recent years. “That 700 scholarships, 200 are to be administered...
THE National Parliament of Solomon Islands has confirmed the first business for this year as of next month, March 2018. Speaking at his first media conference, Honourable Prime Minister Rick Houenpwela said during that month his government is optimist to table the 2018 National budget as well as some of the bills that are ready to go before the parliament. “Currently...
WOODFORD International School in Honiara has initially started off its 2018 academic year as off this week despite building renovations been underway at the school compound. In a welcome statement to parents and guidance, Executive Assistance for the Head of School Brenda Sade said despite the current bad wet weather that impacted on the school building works, preparations are still well...
POLICE in Auki, Malaita Province are investigating the burning of six dwelling houses at a settlement near Fote Village, West Kwara’ae, in Malaita Province on 26 January 2018. The burning of the dwelling houses happened after an argument over land where a logging company is operating. Supervising Provincial Police Commander, Malaita Province, Superintendent Timothy Apaesi says, “There are six families currently...
A small vessel carrying 20 students and three crew members have been successfully rescued on 30 January 2018 after the vessel developed mechanical problems while travelling from Moli, in Choiseul Province to Gizo in Western Province. The boat, owned by the Catholic Diocese in Gizo left Moli for Gizo on 28 January when it experienced mechanical problems and started drifting. “We...
ROAD users in Honiara and all throughout the provinces are urged to think safety during the current wet season when travelling on the roads. Director of the Traffic Department of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Inspector, Brian Surimalefo makes the call in the midst of the current bad weather being experienced throughout the country. “Safety on the road begins...
POLICE in Honiara are closely watching activities at the Kola Ridge car wash in East Honiara following several assault incidents reported in the area. Provincial Police Commander, Honiara City, Alfred Uiga says, “the latest report is of a male person allegedly receiving three knife cuts on his body in the Kola Ridge cash wash area on 21 January 2018. It...
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