Kava export to US

Dear Editor – According to a news item broadcast by Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) on Monday this week, Kava growers in Vanuatu are currently struggling to meet increasing demands for the ‘noble’ kava variety in the United States. According to the news item, more than 100 kava bars have opened in the USA in…

USP students accommodation

Dear Editor – From my own observation, I’ve seen that USP Laucala Campus is one of the universities in the Pacific region that registered the highest number of student each year and mostly the regional students. The current issue that many students are now facing is the problem in terms of accommodation. For Solomon Islands…

Concern over junior officers

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Mighty GB FC united went down

The West Kwaraáe ward 3 soccer league champion GB United went down 3-1 to the underdogs Ailako FC in the Auki Soccer league over the weekend. GB United being dubbed as one of the favourites by spectators suffered a surprising defeat to give the boys from Bio, Buma and Gwaunaoa communities a lot to think…

Rape accused ready for plea

A MAN accused of breaking into a room at the King Solomon Hotel in Honiara and allegedly raped a girl last year is ready to take his plea. His lawyer Clifton Ruele from Public Solicitors’ Office on Wednesday confirmed to the court his client Michael Wanman Meke is ready to take his plea. A short…

SIPA CEO meets PM

The new Chief Executive Officer  (CEO)of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has pledged the revive the tainted images of the Honiara and Noro ports and put them back on the regional map as the best state-operated port in the Pacific region within the next six months. CEO Mr Eranda Kotelawala made the pledge when…

$10M health scandal

Prosecution yet to provide disclosures PROSECUTION is yet to provide full disclosures on the case of the five people charged in connection to the $10 million scandal within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Only partial disclosures were served to the defence counsels on Wednesday. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo adjourned the matter…

MINISTER CHARGED

Court issues warrant of arrest for MP Marau A MAGISTRATE on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest for the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs William Marau to appear in court over an alleged traffic related charge. This was after Marau, the MP for Ulawa/Ugi, failed to show up in court. Marau faces one count…