Beche-de-mer case back in court

THE case of Dr Reginald Aipia who is facing a beche-de-mer related charge will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court today. The matter was on the court list yesterday but Public Prosecutor Hauirae Maito’o told the court according to their understanding the matter was listed for today. He said the matter was taken carriage by…

‘We can bark but don’t have teeth’

The acting Auditor General (AG) Robert Cohen says that his office can expose a lot of things that seriously needs disciplinary actions, but unfortunately they are not prosecutors to further deals with the matters in court. “We can bark but no teeth to bite,” Cohen stated. Speaking in the parliament during the induction program for…

Womens Ministry launches new webpage

The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs has launched its new official website yesterday. Speaking during the launching ceremony, Minister of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Jimson Fiau Tanaganda said, having an official website is one way of addressing the issues which his Ministry face today. He said, now that his Ministry…

Sunday sch teachers training

A TWO days workshop to equip Sunday school teachers with teaching skills ended successfully on Sunday 3rd May at Tulagi, Central province. The program was facilitated by the Sunday school co-ordinator Francis Bosa and his assistant Martin Besiki from the Archdiocese of Honiara. Mr Besiki said, the workshop program was purposely to equip Sunday school…

Peaceful rally to be staged today

A peaceful rally to demonstrate Solomon Islands support for West Papua is planned to take place in Honiara City today. An urgent call for action has been made to the general public on Wednesday to demonstrate Solomon Islands support for West Papua’s membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) through the United Liberation Movement for…

Papa Cidy visits Mercy Christian School

The students of Mercy School in Burnscreek, East Honiara were treated to a visit by international music sensation, Papa Cidy on Tuesday morning. He arrived unannounced and the students and teachers were all excited about his presence. Papa Cidy went on to mingle with the teachers and was very eager to visit each and every…

Virgin Coconut Oil response

Dear Editor – I am writing to thank Frank Short for his letter to the Star dated Monday 11th May and to provide some more information to your readers. Frank is correct in his assessment of the international market for Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and in his view that we have an abundance of coconuts.…

Vote West Papua for MSG

Dear Editor – My good people of Solomon Islands, I write to appeal to you all to render your support for our Melanesian brothers and sisters of West Papua by calling on our Prime Minister and his government to cast their vote in support of their application to be a member of Melanesian Spearhead Group…