Schools urged to play Basketball

THE Solomon Islands Basketball Federation (SIBF) encourages schools to play basketball not only to prepare them for the Pacific games 2023 but to make basketball popular in the country. Basketball is one of the unfamiliar sports in the country, most people and schools are not playing it. SIBF President Cyril Rachman highlighted this statement during…

Sape farm expects more cassava export by 2022

SAPE Farm in the Guadalcanal plains is expected to export more cassava tubers from now until 2022, the farm’s Managing Director, Dr Paul Bosawai Popora said. The Government funded agriculture projects through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), according to the ministry “is bearing successful results as its cassava tubers now exported overseas since…

$77m for CEMA’s revitalisation strategy

APPROXIMATELY SBD $77M will be channeled through the Ministry of Commerce Industry Labour and Immigration, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock and Ministry of Infrastructure Development for the implementation of the seven year, 3-phase revitalisation strategy of the Commodities Export Marketing Authority (CEMA). The CEMA Board and Management will be responsible for the implementation of the…

AstraZeneca 2nd dose roll out underway 

THE roll out of AstraZeneca vaccine second (2nd) dose for those who received their first dose in March, April and May at the Central Field Hospital in Honiara has commenced Wednesday this week. Leading the line to receive the 2nd dose was Attorney-General Mr. John Muria followed by Chairman of Caucus, Namson Tran, Minister of…

PARI land is gov’t’s own

  Commissioner of Lands (CoL) Alan McNeil in a public consultation on Thursday in Noro, Western Province (WP) says the land mass commonly known as PARI land is now under the hands of government through COL. This was confirmed by Mahroy Vincent of Noro who was present during the meeting and described the consultation as one…

Hockey school program underway

THE hockey school program which prepares schools for the upcoming school sports carnival is underway in Honiara. After kicking off the program last week, Hockey Development Officer (HDO) Allan Temoa and Hockey President Winky Tee have now completed a number of schools under the program. The program covers introduction to hockey, basic hockey skills, ball…

Call for wider consultation in HCC Act review

Honiara City Councillor, Reginald Ngati has called for wider consultation in the review of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Act 1999, which is currently believed to be reviewed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Speaking to the Solomon Star on Thursday, Cr Ngati calls on the government through the MHA to do a wider community…

Police probes suspicious death of girl, 16 

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Noro Police Station in Western Province are investigating a suspicious death of a 16-year-old female at Kindu village, Munda on 31 May 2021.  An initial report says that the deceased was last seen with her boyfriend near Kindu village after attending Kokeqolo Community High…

In Court with Assumpta

Boy, 15, to face trial for manslaughter  Former lands surveyor guilty Murder in Central to High Court  Boy, 15, to face trial for manslaughter A 15 year-old male accused of the manslaughter of a man he allegedly assaulted at Bahai, Honiara in March has been committed to stand trial in the High Court, Thursday. The…