Catholic women ready to mark big church day

More than 100 women from three parishes and one district of KiraKira, Makira Province, and Marau Parish in South Guadalcanal, arrived in Honiara ahead of the gathering that will take place at Tangarare this week. The women were accommodated at Holy Cross hall, while some with their relatives before their next voyage to Tangarare tomorrow.…

Reclaiming the ‘clean’ status of Honiara city

Honiara was once dubbed “one of the Pacific’s cleanest and beautiful towns”. A perfect snapshot to the country’s gateway that wraps together the tiny islands making up that enjoyed ‘hapi isles’. This comes with recognition from its government, relevant authorities and of course its very own citizens showing this off. But fast forward to the…

Sogavare hails Pacific Partnership program

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the Pacific Partnership 2015, describing it as a building block between United States of America and Solomon Islands. He said the partnership is a strong relationship built from history since the World War II in 1942. “I fully agree with remarks made under the Pacific Partnership 2015,” Sogavare said,…

Bikini Islanders flee rising sea

RNZI: Nuclear test refugees from Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands are now fleeing the effects of climate change on their second home, Kili Island. The Bikini Island Council is appealing to the US for financial help with relocation after repeated king tide flooding and storm surges over the past four years on Kili. The…

No trial date yet for beche-de-mer case

NO trial date has been fixed for the case of the man who allegedly caught and retained beche-de-mer for export during the period of the ban. The matter came before the court yesterday during which prosecution and the defence counsels agreed for trial to be held in November. Any trial date in September is not…

Accused chooses not to take pleas

THE former correctional service officer facing multiple fraud cases involving more than $100,000 did not take his pleas on Friday. Don Lisi Talu did not want to enter his pleas without his lawyer. He told the court he wants to talk to his lawyer first before entering his plea. The accused appeared in the Honiara…

Murder accused to know fate Aug 28

FATE of the three men accused of the brutal murder of the young diplomat outside of the Honiara Central Market in 2012, will be known in court on August 28. This was after the prosecution and the defence presented their closing submissions before Justice Francis Mwanesalua, Friday. Cecil Manu, Simon Peter Delemani, and Peter Diau…