Church launches evangelism program

THE Diocese of Hanuato’o in Makira Ulawa Province launched their Decade of Evangelism and Renewal Program at Pamua Community College on Sunday 21st of July, 2019. This was done with the theme “Relaunching of the Decade of Evangelism and Renewal is – Home to Home, 2017 – 2027”. Reverend Alfred Karibongi, Bishop of the Diocese…

Honey can be a major source of income here

BEE-KEEPING can be a major source of income for Solomon Islanders. That’s according to Dr Yue-Wen Chen, one of Taiwan’s foremost experts in honey-bee, who had been in the country in the last eight days. “You have some of the best honey-bees here in the world,” Chen said before he flew back to Taiwan yesterday.…

Central Market to open 7 days a week

The Mayor Wilson Mamae and the Executive of the Honiara City Council have passed a resolution to allow the Honiara Central market to open it’s services for 7 days a week. This means the Central market will open during it’s normal official hours, Monday to Sunday from 6am to 6pm. This is to allow the…

The fight against Rhino beetle in Rennell rages on

The Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock, through their Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI) Department, assisted Rennell Islands last month to fight the threat of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB).  The CRB, which destroys coconut plantations, is threatening the livelihoods of Rennell Island communities and Solomon Islands farmers. To respond to this serious threat BSI sent two…

Replacement sought for East Makira MP

THE people of Santa Anna Island of East Makira Constituency in the Makira Ulawa Province tussle over who should be their candidate to replace their late Member of Parliament, Charles Maefia. The late East Makira MP who was elected into the National Parliament only on April 3 died in Honiara following a short illness.  And…

Improving support for female survivors of violence

Support for women and girl survivors of sexual and gender-based violence continues to improve as SAFENET Referral Network member numbers continue to increase.  SAFENET consists of government and non-government organisations who provide services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). This escalation in support for SAFENET followed last week’s completion of a nine-province series…

Land for terminal expansion cleared

The two privately-owned land parcels at eastern end of the Henderson International Terminal in East Honiara which bogged expansion of a proposed new terminal and taxi runway project is now cleared. Acting Commissioner of Lands Alan McNeil of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey (MLHS) revealed that the one month notice lapsed earlier this…

Human bones found in Temotu

Police are currently investigating a case of old human remains that were discovered buried near a beach in Lata, Temotu Province in May this year. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed to reporters on Thursday that their inquiries have led them to a theory that this may relate to a missing person case dating back to…