Villagers face critical water shortage

VILLAGERS of Parara and Kohingo islands in Western Province are facing critical water shortage as impacts of the dry weather hits home. “Most villagers on these two islands have already run out of drinking water in their tanks,” community leader Hoult Tonga told the Solomon Star from Rarumana by phone yesterday. “A few of us…

Tu’ata dismisses bauxite loading claims

WEST Rennell landowner and media consultant for Asia Pacific investment (APID) Takika Tu’ata has dismissed claims Bintan Mining Solomon Island Limited is in the process of shipping out bauxite despite police orders not to do so. It was claimed three barge loads of bauxite have been loaded. And that Commissioner of Police has instructed police…

SFA backs gov’t action on loggers

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Police plans to introduce breathalyser

Police is planning to introduce breathe analysis equipment (breathalyser) in the country soon to address the drink and drive affecting the city and the rest of the country.  Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast confirmed yesterday saying they are currently working with some stakeholders to acquire some breathalyser to use as part of a measure to tackle…

Public urged to tackle traffic offences

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast has called on communities in Honiara to take a stance to improve on traffic related issues in Honiara. Mr Prendergast made the call during his weekly press conference at Rove police headquarters. He said there is an increase in traffic related incidents, accidents and offences in Honiara that should have been…

Clinic faces closure

ONE of the health centres in East Malaita might close its doors for services if the current fine weather condition continues which affected their water source. Nafinua clinic has been faced with water shortage for several months forcing health workers to provide services with ever water resources they have accessed to. Reports reaching this paper…

Appeal for missing flags

MALAITA Provincial Government is appealing to the public of Malaita especially at the provincial capital Auki to provide them with information which could help them recover two missing flags removed from the flag poles outside its headquarters office in Auki. The provincial office said the flags, one in sigma of Malaita province and the other…

Teachers learn leadership skills

LEADERS of Schools in Honiara currently participating in the Solomon Islands School Leadership Program have acquired new knowledge about the importance of Visionary Leadership. The workshop opened in Honiara, Wdnesday. Institute of Education Facilitator Jean Tafoa, said Visionary Leadership is significant to school leaders in a sense that it helps them look further into the…

Public urged to back Vura school bazaar

VURA Community High School in Honiara will be hosting its school bazaar on Friday 2nd October 2015 to raise funds meet the cost of building a new two story classroom. School principal, Allen Ketai said preparation for the school bazaar is well underway and the school is ready to host the important event this Friday…

Isabel leaders envy development

LEADERS from Isabel province are determined to work together to develop their province. A cross section of leaders which included Parliamentary and Provincial representatives, chiefs, church and other community leaders made the undertaking during their recent meeting held at the provincial capital Buala. Speaking to the Solomon Star, Provincial Premier, James Habu said the meeting…