Sentence next for Taiwanese

THE court will hand down its sentence of a Taiwanese convicted after trial for trying to export million dollars’ worth of Tubi logs, on 14 April. Prosecution and the defence were supposed to make submissions for sentencing and mitigation yesterday but the prosecutor was not available. Private Lawyer Ronald Dive yesterday asked for an adjournment…

Rest in peace innocent one!

A PHOTO of a fully-formed dead baby was posted on social media yesterday. It was a gruesome and heart-breaking photo of an innocent child who, unfortunately, was not given a chance to have a go in life. Police believed the baby – eight to nine months old and freshly delivered – had been pulled out…

Zika fight underway

The Honiara City Council (HCC) vector borne disease division kicked off its Zika outbreak response action as of last week. The response team carried out spraying exercise on targeted localities within the Honiara city, using backpackers bottle spraying and the ultra violet (ULV) spraying machine mounted on a truck, spraying the road sides.  HCC vector…

Importance of weather forecasting highlighted

A three days workshop highlighting the importance of meteorological services in weather forecasting and climate issues in Solomon Islands got underway on Tuesday. The three day workshop is being organized by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services and pulled together participants from a range of government and semi-government organizations who are mostly users of climate services…

East Are’are constituents urged to solve differences

Chairperson of the Honiara based East Are’are Constituents zone Committee Henry Kahui has called on constituents to solve their differences. The call comes after a petition lodged against the East Areare Member of Parliament Andrew Manepora was withdrawn this month. “While acknowledging the withdrawal, the differences constituents have must be immediately resolved to find a…

Allowance delay hits hard on students

CLOSE to a hundred government funded students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Solomon Islands campus in Honiara are yet to receive their allowances. They are already three months into their semester one studies. Reports reaching the paper said, the delay in releasing their allowances had put them in an awkward situation…

Teachers undergo training

AN induction training for block 4 course materials of the certificate in teaching programme for the Teachers in Training (TITs) of Northern and Eastern Regions of Malaita Province is currently underway in Auki, Malaita Province. This training is a continuation after the two regions have completed the other 3 blocks of the Certificate in Teaching…

Gwounaru’u airport clean up ends

THE project to clean up Gwounaru’u airport in Auki, Malaita Province has been completed this week. Gwounaru’u and Kwabala community in West Kwara’ae have been contracted to do the cleaning up of the airport over the past weeks. Provincial Minister for Land Administration, Reform and Survey Martin Fini said, the two communities have completed brushing…

Aufasu hosts youth week of prayer

THE Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) in Aufasu, Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province is currently conducting its one week youth week of prayer. Speaking to this paper a member of the Aufasu church Luisah Hau said, the one week prayer meeting focuses on youth and featured praise and worship. She said, youths in and around Aufasu…