Missing student found

A first year student that has been missing for 3 days, since last Saturday, in Suva Fiji, and finally been found early this morning. The missing student is Mr Lloyd Maepeza Taloirau who was located short after midnight last night. He was picked up by police in New Town outside of Suva just after midnight…

STUDENT MISSING

A FIRST year Solomon Islands student studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) Laucala Campus has gone missing for three days now in Suva, Fiji. The missing student is Lloyd Maepeza Taloirau who is doing a Bachelor Degree in Marine Science. He was last seen on Saturday at My Suva Park. Reports reaching this…

SIWA needs $31M to improve water

SOLOMON Water will need US$4.6million (SBD$31.3m) to improve water supply in all provincial capitals in the country within the next five years. This was revealed by Solomon Water general manager Ian Gooden during Solomon Water’s 30 Year Strategic Plan Meeting at Honiara Hotel, Friday. Mr Gooden told government officials and the media that provincial capitals…

ROVE PRISON FULL

Less than 10 beds available THE Correctional Centre at Rove is reportedly full. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi raised this issue last Friday when a defence indicated making a bail application for his client. Ms Taeburi then urged Public Solicitor’s lawyer Clifton Ruele to submit the bail application due to lack of space at Rove. She…

Feather money sold for $216,963.32

A roll of Santa Cruz feather money was sold for an incredible £22,750 (SBD$216,963.32) at a recent tribal antiquities sale in the United Kingdom. A UK website, www.blackmorevale.co.uk, reported the stunning Santa Cruz feather currency fetched the highest bid during the Tribal Art and Antiquities sale at Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms on March 1.…

The Baha’i New Year

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands’ Baha’is Celebrate Naw-Ruz, the New Year, B.E. 174, Monday, 20 March 2017. The Honiara Baha’i community’s programme begins at the Baha’i Centre at 9:00am. Monday is a Baha’i Holy Day on which work is to be suspended. The Baha’iEra, B.E. 174 is coincidental with the Gregorian calendar 21 March 2017.…

Binge drinking

Dear Editor – After 20 years of closely monitoring societal issues in the Solomon Islands, both on the ground and from afar, I am increasingly alarmed about the high rates of alcoholism manifested in the reported increasing incidences of domestic and family violence, drunk driving, communicable diseases, crimes of violence, including wounding, and cases of…

SOE board appointments

Dear Editor – I refer to a letter earlier this week re SOE [State Owned Enterprises] board appointments. On checking I was informed the writer had never applied for a position on any SOE board. All board appointments are governed by the SOE Act which requires the positions to be advertised and then go through…

TV screens to Children’s ward

Dear Editor – Last week Sastol Management donated three flat screen TVs to the NRH for installation in the Children’s Ward of the Pediatric Unit. A member of the Happy Isles Foundation, Doreen Kuper thanked Sastol for the kind donation. The Chairman of the Hapi Isles Health Foundation, Joel Lamani, also gave similar thanks.  Mr…