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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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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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Police identify ‘people of interest’ in Easter double murder

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Police identify ‘people of interest’ in Easter double murder

- Solomon Islands Police have identified “people of interest” in the Easter double murder which shocked Honiara, and the nation. Speaking at a weekly press conference, Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said the investigation into the death of Jimmy and Joy Kwan at their business and home at Town Ground over the Easter weekend was ongoing. He said while no arrests had yet been made, Police were focusing on few “people of interest” for further information in relation to the alleged homicide

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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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President Trump, Prime Minister Turnbull and … the Solomon Islands?

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President Trump, Prime Minister Turnbull and … the Solomon Islands?

- It is perhaps a fleeting connection at best, but there is one reason why US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are meeting next month. And the Solomon Islands has a lot to do with it. Announced by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer yesterday, Mr Turnbull and President Trump will meet for the first time at a May 4 event on the USS Intrepid – a Sea, Air & Space Museum which is permanently moored off New York

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1700 SINU students graduate in huge ceremony

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1700 SINU students graduate in huge ceremony

- 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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Malaria prevention works: health authorities

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Malaria prevention works: health authorities

- 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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Huge crowd marches through Honiara to condemn murders

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Huge crowd marches through Honiara to condemn murders

- A massive crowd marched through the streets of Honiara on Sunday to condemn the Easter weekend murder of Chinese Solomon Islanders Jimmy and Joy Kwan, whilst calling for peace in the capital. It is estimated about 1000 people attended the march – organised by Forum Solomon Islands International – which started at the Art Gallery and finished at the site of the murder, the LGZ Building, at Town Ground

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Sorcery revenge killing accused appears in court

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Sorcery revenge killing accused appears in court

- A man who allegedly attacked and killed a man in the GPPOL area after claiming the victim used sorcery to kill the accused’s mother appeared in court today. The alleged incident occurred on Saturday, with acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga, yesterday thanking the families who helped resolve the matter. However she said investigations were continuing. “The male person attacked another male person and as a result caused the death of that person,” the Acting Commissioner said

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Tributes flow for murdered Chinese couple

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Tributes flow for murdered Chinese couple

- Tributes are flowing for murdered Honiara couple Jimmy and Joy Kwan, with a flower mural and s. The sign, flowers and candles emerged yesterday, with locals paying respects to the Chinese couple who have lived in Honiara for 20 years. Mourners spoke positively of the business owners, who were well known in the Chinese community and around Honiara. Police are today attempting to crack the password to the CCTV camera system at the site of the murder, which is currently locked

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Police investigate suspected brutal murder in Honiara

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Police investigate suspected brutal murder in Honiara

- Police are this morning continuing investigations into the suspected brutal murder of a Chinese couple who operated the LGZ bottle shop, a restaurant and shop in Honiara. The couple were found by a security guard on Saturday night at Melanesian Haus at Matavale, Town Ground. Police were still confirming the time of deaths, however they suspected the deaths occurred over the weekend

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Wet season could continue until May: MET

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Wet season could continue until May: MET

- The unpredictable weather around much of the Solomon Islands could continue, with the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services’ saying the wet season can go well into May. Acting Director of Met Services Lloyd Tahani warned the general public to continue to take precautionary measures during the current bad weather which has hit the nation. “You may remember in 1986 we had cyclone Namu, which caused huge devastation,” Mr Tahani said

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Parts of Honiara flood after heavy rain

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Parts of Honiara flood after heavy rain

- Parts of Honiara were under water this morning, and last night, after heavy rain hit the capital. Areas of Kukum, outside Spice restaurant, and White River were hit heavily with flooding more than 1m deep. The Kukum Highway was almost inpassable going east last night, because of the heavy rain. Children were spotted swimming in the floodwaters, an activity that is highly discouraged by authorities

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

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    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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  • 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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