New Renbel boat commissioned

SHIPPING difficulties experienced by Rennell and Bellona Province people over the years may now be over. This followed the commissioning of their newly purchased ship at the Point Cruz wharf in Honiara on Sunday. The vessel, MV Avaikimaine, was bought from Japan using funds the province secured under the government’s National Transport and Infrastructure grant.…

Proud women graduate centre

The Mary Mazzarello Develop Center graduates twenty four women with Life Skills certificates in November 25, 2016 . This centre is running by the Salesian Sisters at Henderson.  There were not enough words to explain the joy that these graduands felt when they finally achieved their goal. The day began with the Eucharist celebration presided…

PARTY GEARS UP FOR ELECTION

WITH the 2018 national general election (NGE) fast approaching the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) has kicked off its preparation work. A statement from the Opposition Office said, the Party on Saturday night held a corporate fundraiser at the Honiara Hotel. The occasion was used to present the Party’s standards and manifesto to business houses, it…

Safe Boat Operation starts Thursday

AUKI Police will commence its ‘Safe Boat Operation’ on Thursday. Speaking to Solomon Star, Malaita Province acting provincial police commander Timothy Apaisi said as of December 1st police will start inspecting ships arriving in Auki from Honiara. He said Auki Police will be patrolling Auki Wharf for intoxicated passengers travelling onboard the ships. Last week…

Man guilty of trespassing

A man has been given a bound over sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to trespassing at night into another house at Tinge, West Honiara. Allen Poukodo initially denied the charges but decided to change his plea yesterday because he does not have a lawyer to represent him. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo before handing…

HEFTY PAYOUT

A ONE day timber rights hearing recently held in Santa Cruz, Temotu province has costed $236,000 in allowance payment which was described as the most expensive hearing ever held in the province. A source close to the ministry of forestry in Lata claimed officers and provincial executive members of the Temotu provicial government received between…