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Bloody Ridge plaque thief arrested

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Bloody Ridge plaque thief arrested

- Henderson Police have arrested a 19 year old male suspect in relation to the plaque stolen from the Bloody Ridge memorial last weekend. The suspect was arrested after a successful investigation by the Guadalcanal Police this morning after recovering the missing plaque. Henderson police confirmed this to SIBC News, that the Malaitan teenager was also a resident of the Bloody Ridge area
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Ramohia urges Govt to help Mala fight climate change

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Ramohia urges Govt to help Mala fight climate change

- Malaita province Premier, Mr Peter Ramohia has called on the national government to address climate change effects facing the province. Speaking during the Malaita day celebration in Auki this morning, Hon Ramohia said the province was host to most of the country’s artificial Islands, and outlying islands- currently threatened by climate change. He said food security and water shortage continue to have serious implications on vulnerable communities, and the government must shoulder its people’s plight
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Govt plans new joint national warning centre

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Govt plans new joint national warning centre

- The national government, through the Ministry of Environment Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology (MECDM) is proposing the establishment of a joint national warning centre to improve its weather and climate forecasting services. MECDM Minister Samuel Manetoali revealed this during his remarks at the fourth Pacific Meteorological Council Meeting in Honiara today. Minister Manetoali said the government will fund the proposed infrastructure to ensure better forecasting in the country
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Increase in mentally ill patients worries Kilu’ufi Hospital

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Increase in mentally ill patients worries Kilu’ufi Hospital

- A senior health officer at Kilu’ufi Hospital in Malaita has raised concerns about the increase in mentally ill patients at the hospital. Morris Misipoe said admissions of mentally ill patients spiked this month and were significantly higher than admissions earlier this year and on the same dates last year. He said most of the patients were young adult males who had a history of using marijuana or other drugs
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Governor General’s Daughter Pleads Guilty

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Governor General’s Daughter Pleads Guilty

- The Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui’s daughter pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. Amelia Kabui appeared before the Magistrate Court this morning with her lawyer, Andrew Radcliffe. She pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer, obstructing police officers when executing their duties, and offensive behavior in police premises. The charge of intimidation and molestation was withdrawn
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Malaitian tourism operator calls for more boats to Honiara

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Malaitian tourism operator calls for more boats to Honiara

- A tourism operator in Malaita’s Langa Langa Lagoon has called on the Government to encourage private boat operators to provide better transport options in and out of Auki, Malaita. Serah Kei, the owner-operator of Serah’s Hideaway in Langa Langa Lagoon, told SIBC during its recent tour of the province that the lack of ships from Auki back to Honiara was having big impact on her business, and the businesses of many people in Malaita
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Police warn gun owners: hand in your weapons or face the consequences

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Police warn gun owners: hand in your weapons or face the consequences

- Solomon Islanders still holding guns will face the full force of law for withholding illegal firearms after the amnesty period finishes. Deputy Police Commissioner Operations Gabriel Manelusi said firearms, which are banned in the Solomon Islands, were detrimental to the country. “People will face the full force of law if they refuse to surrender their arms as a consequence because the sentence part of it is not even beneficial to anybody if they continue to retain the arms or rifle,” he said
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Second suspect in Easter double murder appears in court

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Second suspect in Easter double murder appears in court

- The second suspect arrested for the double homicide during the Easter period in Honiara appeared in Court this afternoon. Raymond Keota was charged with two counts of murder or homicide and was remanded in custody. Keota’s court appearance was brief, with prosecutors giving no further detail of the circumstances surrounding his charges. He will appear again in Court with his co-accused Jimson Goufi on the 30th of this month
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Second suspect in Easter double murder arrested

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Second suspect in Easter double murder arrested

- The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has arrested the second suspect in relation to the alleged murder of Jimmy and Joy Kwan at the LGZ building at Town Ground over the Easter period. A Police operation was conducted early hours of yesterday and the suspect was arrested at his home at Fourere, North Malaita. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley acknowledged the assistance of community leaders, chiefs, youths and church leaders for their support in the matter
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‘He told me he would kill her’, sister of murdered wife says.

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‘He told me he would kill her’, sister of murdered wife says.

- The man who allegedly killed the mother of his five children in Marau East Guadalcanal said he would kill her, her sister claims. Lydia Iloa told SIBC News her sister, Madlyn Menoni, had been a victim of serious domestic violence in the years since she lived with her partner, Joseph Oai, who has been charged with her murder. In a tearful interview, Mrs Iloa recounted the last incident in 2015 when her sister ran away from her partner for the third time to her house at Lungga, east Guadalcanal, seeking protection
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Police close in on second suspect in Easter double murder

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Police close in on second suspect in Easter double murder

- Police say they are closing in on the second suspect in the Easter double murder case, after the first turned himself in yesterday. In a press conference in Honiara today Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed they have approached friends and family of the man, who is believed to be hiding out in Malaita, to try and convince him to give himself up
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Police make first arrest in Easter double murder

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Police make first arrest in Easter double murder

- The Royal Solomon Islands Police have late this afternoon arrested one of the two main suspects of the brutal Easter homicide. Police Media confirmed the first arrest to SIBC News this afternoon (Monday). It said community leaders and family members helped persuade the 21-year-old suspect to surrendered to the the Deputy Police Commissioner, Gabriel Manelusi this afternoon. It said the arrest was made at Baegu, Malaita Province
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Police identify two suspects in Easter double murder

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Police identify two suspects in Easter double murder

- Police have confirmed they have identified two suspects in Auki in relation to the double murder of two Chinese shop owners over the Easter weekend. In what is a major breakthrough in the case, RSIPF Commissioner Matthew Varley said in a press conference today Police used the CCTV footage from the crime scene to identify the suspects alleged to have been involved in the murder of well-known couple Gongzhen Lao and Yuegui Wu also known as Jimmy and Joy Kwan
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Severe winds, flooding set to Temotu Province as cyclone Donna hits

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Severe winds, flooding set to Temotu Province as cyclone Donna hits

- Tropical Cyclone Donna is still current for Temotu Province and its outer islands. A cyclone warning issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service confirmed. The Met office said the category two cyclone with central pressure of 977 Hectopascals was located approximately 46 nautical miles west of Tikopia island, Temotu Province. At nine knots, Cyclone Donna is slow moving towards the west-northwest and is intensifying
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Immunisation – nila for babies – is everybody’s business: WHO

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Immunisation – nila for babies – is everybody’s business: WHO

- No Solomon Islands children should die from an immunisation-preventable disease – that is the message coming out of today’s immunisation event at SIBC. Launching the National EPI Communication Strategy 2017-2020 at SIBC today, authorities said immunisation was “everybody’s responsibility” and urged parents of the Solomon Islands to immunisation their children. Authorities are aiming to have 90 to 95 per cent of all children in the Solomon Islands immunised by 2020
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SINU ceremony marred in controversy after graduates turned away

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SINU ceremony marred in controversy after graduates turned away

- It was supposed to be a day of celebration – yet for hundreds of Solomon Islands National University students it turned into a nightmare. Reports from the SINU graduation ceremony suggest hundreds – some reports suggest the number is about 200 – students ready to graduate were rejected at the last minute yesterday because of either failure to pay fees or failing to pass the final exam
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  • Increase in mentally ill patients worries Kilu’ufi Hospital
    Increase in mentally ill patients worries Kilu’ufi Hospital

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    A senior health officer at Kilu’ufi Hospital in Malaita has raised concerns about the increase in mentally ill patients at the hospital. Morris Misipoe said admissions of mentally ill patients spiked this month and were significantly higher than admissions earlier this year and on the same dates last year. He said most of the patients were young adult males who had a history of using marijuana or other drugs
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Politics & Government

  • Ramohia urges Govt to help Mala fight climate change
    Ramohia urges Govt to help Mala fight climate change

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    Malaita province Premier, Mr Peter Ramohia has called on the national government to address climate change effects facing the province. Speaking during the Malaita day celebration in Auki this morning, Hon Ramohia said the province was host to most of the country’s artificial Islands, and outlying islands- currently threatened by climate change. He said food security and water shortage continue to have serious implications on vulnerable communities, and the government must shoulder its people’s plight
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Health

  • Malaria prevention works: health authorities
    Malaria prevention works: health authorities

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    Malaria prevention works: that is the message relayed to the people of the Solomon Islands on World Malaria Day. During an education session at SIBC today to commemorate the day, the benefits of malaria prevention were highlighted, with figures showing the rate of the disease in the Solomon Islands dropped by 47 per cent since in the six years since 2010
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Society & Culture

  • Police identify two suspects in Easter double murder
    Police identify two suspects in Easter double murder

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    Police have confirmed they have identified two suspects in Auki in relation to the double murder of two Chinese shop owners over the Easter weekend. In what is a major breakthrough in the case, RSIPF Commissioner Matthew Varley said in a press conference today Police used the CCTV footage from the crime scene to identify the suspects alleged to have been involved in the murder of well-known couple Gongzhen Lao and Yuegui Wu also known as Jimmy and Joy Kwan
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Education

  • 1700 SINU students graduate in huge ceremony
    1700 SINU students graduate in huge ceremony

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    About 1700 students graduated from Solomon Islands National University this morning in a massive ceremony. The graduating class was the university’s fourth since it became a university, with graduates receiving certificates, diplomas and degrees. The Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui was the guest speaker at this morning’s SINU graduation. He said reminded the graduates that corruption was everywhere – both in the public service and private sector – and new graduates should try not to be part of it
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Farming

  • Fisheries warns illegal local sea cucumber farmers
    Fisheries warns illegal local sea cucumber farmers

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    People in the Malaitian outer islands have been warned to refrain from evading the current ban on harvesting sea cucumbers. The warning came after the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources received a tip-off that a local businessman was evading the ban. Fisheries Director Edward Honiwala warned there were heavy penalties for breaching the current ban. “The penalty is $200,000 if people were caught involving in harvesting sea cucumbers illegally or are being in possession of sea cucumber – that’s under the Regulations,” he said
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Travel & Recreation

  • WWII site Bloody Ridge to be declared national park
    WWII site Bloody Ridge to be declared national park

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    The Solomon Islands Government is set to declare the famous World War II site Bloody Ridge in Central Guadalcanal a national park next month. It was declared by the permanent sectary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrew Nihopara, who said all plans were now in progress. The declaration is set to be made next month during the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal
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Law & Crime

  • Bloody Ridge plaque thief arrested
    Bloody Ridge plaque thief arrested

    , sibconline.com.sb

    Henderson Police have arrested a 19 year old male suspect in relation to the plaque stolen from the Bloody Ridge memorial last weekend. The suspect was arrested after a successful investigation by the Guadalcanal Police this morning after recovering the missing plaque. Henderson police confirmed this to SIBC News, that the Malaitan teenager was also a resident of the Bloody Ridge area
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Media & Information

  • No suspects, yet, on Chinese couple killing
    No suspects, yet, on Chinese couple killing

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    There is no update – and currently no firm suspects – on the brutal killing of a Chinese couple in Honiara, with Police yet to update media on the state of the investigation today. Honiara Police have also so far declined to comment on multiple rumours circulating social media on the existence of a hard drive allegedly showing CCTV footage on the break-in before the cameras were destroyed and the suspected double murder took place
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Life & Style

  • SINU ceremony marred in controversy after graduates turned away
    SINU ceremony marred in controversy after graduates turned away

    , sibconline.com.sb

    It was supposed to be a day of celebration – yet for hundreds of Solomon Islands National University students it turned into a nightmare. Reports from the SINU graduation ceremony suggest hundreds – some reports suggest the number is about 200 – students ready to graduate were rejected at the last minute yesterday because of either failure to pay fees or failing to pass the final exam
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