Court to rule on Dettke’s traffic case

THE court will this afternoon rule on an application made to withdraw the traffic charge against Member of Parliament (MP) for Northwest Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke. Dettke is facing one count of careless and inconsiderate driving in relation to a traffic incident on 8 August 2020 opposite the Central Honiara Market. His lawyer had previously made…

Late Sir Paul to Lay In-State

AN ‘Official’ funeral will be accorded to the body of the late Statesman, Sir Paul Joseph Tovua, KCMG, OBE, and CSI, one of the founding fathers of the country, Tuesday. A statement issued by the Government Communication Unit said, yesterday the body of Late Sir Tovua will be transported from the mortuary at the National…

Students terminated

A GOOD number of continuing government-sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) campus in Laucala, Suva, Fiji have been terminated. This was for failing all their four units in the second semester of 2020. Director of Training under the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education Skills Authority (SITESA) within the Ministry of Education…

GAMES FUNDING

Ninety percent of funding secured   AROUND 90 percent of funding has been secured for facilities for the Pacific Games 2023. This was revealed by the Chairman of the National Hosting Authority (NHA) for the Pacific Games 2023, Dr. Jimmie Rodgers. “We have secured about 90 percent funding for the Pacific Games 2023 Sporting Facilities.…

Well done Biosecurity

Dear Editor – Well done team, there are a lot more out there I hear in Honiara and the provinces. Now, how about some team including Biosecurity jumping on the Asian stores selling non-English food products.  When I challenged them, they said it was ‘OK’ because they had put a sign up “For Asian people…

Good sleep

Dear Editor – Getting less than seven hours of sleep can worsen diabetes type 2 symptoms Chanel Georgina writing the UK Daily Express today warns of getting too little sleep worsening symptoms for sufferers of diabetes type 2. Having read the piece my thoughts turned to the people in the Solomon Islands who might have diabetes…

Solution to stopping kwaso

Dear Editor – Theres a need to find a lasting solution to the brewing, sale and consumption of illicit ‘kwaso.” In the Solomon Islands the many problems arising from homebrew, or referred to locally as “kwaso”, are common and known to have persisted for many years without the illegal trade being stamped out. I have…

Young rape victims must be protected

THERE is a growing perception that rape cases amongst young girls in our communities are on the rise. This perception appears to be true, judging by the number of cases being brought before the court in recent times and a number of reports released by police.  There are no figures to support one way or…

Communities affected by floods

Communities along Kwaiafa River in ward 3 of West kwara’ae in Malaita have been affected by flash floods last week. The rainy weather has impacted the daily lives and work activities of the community residents. Reports reaching the paper said flash flooding has denied the villagers from accessing roads to their gardens and workplaces. The…

BANANA FLOUR 

MP undertakes new initiative   MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal Boddo Dettke has initiated a new development program for his constituency. The initiator of Noni products in the country has gone on further by introducing this new development plan for his constituency to start the production of baking flour made from green…