Landowner: AG’s respond raised more questions

West Rennell landowners labelled the Attorney General’s (AG) media statement as merely a legal opinion, which raised more questions that needs clarification. Spilling-off disappointment yesterday Richard Pautangata Hakatingisa’a questioned the statement from the AG conveyed through the Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat yesterday, claiming AG’s legal opinion does not consider pending court cases over those registered…

Education forum ends

THE National Teachers Education Conference on Developing Competent, Committed and Professional Teachers for Solomon Islands has come to an end. The two days conference which started on Tuesday ended on Wednesday with numerous presentations from education experts from three major regional institutes namely University of Goroka and University of South Pacific SI Campus and off…

Local woman describes Mount Isa explosion

ABC: A LOCAL woman who lives across from the site of Mount Isa’s fatal caravan explosion in Queensland, Australia has described the moment she fled the scene with her two-year-old twins in her arms. Yendah Lewong from Western Province who now lives in Mount Isa fought back tears as she recalled Tuesday’s blast, which claimed…

MOI supports Federalism move

Leaders and representatives of Malaita Outer-Islands made a resolution on Thursday 23rd July 2015 to fully support the proposed Federal Government System. They met in Honiara for the week-long awareness program on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands last week. Representatives from Luaniua, Pelau and Sikaiana islands made the resolution after intelligibly…

Mere Market opens

THE famous Mere’s Market has been officially opened, Wednesday at the National Art Gallery. Mere Market, organised for women by Solomon Islands Women in Business (SIWIBA) is part of the organisation’s activities aimed at empowering women. SIWIBA aims to promote economic empowerment for women in the Solomon Islands and is always looking for opportunities to…

Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers Medallion

Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers will have another opportunity to be formally recognised for the role they played in World War II, through the presentation of the Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers Medallion as part of Guadalcanal Day commemorations. The first medallions were presented to family members of former Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers at…

Public warned of fake currency note

THE Public has been warned to look out for fake $100 notes said to have been circulating in Honiara. Various people had already reported being sold the counterfeit not in the past weeks. One of the victims, who is a betel nut seller at Rove said someone used the counterfeit note this week to buy…

Farmers trained on chocolate production

A HISTORIC training on how to produce chocolate from locally grown cocoa beans is currently underway in Honiara. It was organised by the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA) with support from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government (DFAT) and Solomon Islands NGO Partnership Agreement (SINPA). About 40 farmers mostly young farmers…

US chocolate maker plans to source our cocoa beans

A United States (US) based chocolate manufacturer Madre Chocolate is planning to source cocoa beans from the Solomon Islands to produce chocolate. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Wednesday Dr Nat Bletter, ethnobotanist, cacao researcher and chocolate maker based in Hawaii said, he has been collecting cocoa beans from Hawaii, South and Central America to…

Chocolate factory here possible

MADRE Chocolate owner and founder from the United States (US) says there is a potential for Solomon Islands to set up a chocolate factory in the future. Speaking in an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday Dr Nat Bletter, a chocolate maker based in Hawaii said, its possible to set up a chocolate factory if…