Tuvaruhu school joins health promo

Tuvaruhu School in Central Honiara has joined other Honiara City Council operated schools to receive a billboard as part of promoting health. The ‘Health Promoting School’ concept is an international movement. Significant international evidence indicates that education and health are closely related as health affects the capacity to learn, while learning provides necessary information and…

USP briefs PM on the 4th USP Campus

The Vice Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra visited Solomon Islands to brief the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) on the role of the University in the region as well as on the development of the 4th Campus proposed for Ndoma, west of Honiara. He was accompanied by Mr. Jaindra Karan, Director of Development,…

Australia pulls plug on Forum talks

RNZI: The Australian government has decided to delay holding a Pacific Leader’s meeting to discuss the structure of regional bodies. The Fiji Sun reports that this has been revealed by the Australian High Commission in Suva. During last October’s visit to Fiji, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, proposed a meeting to look at the…

SIPA to stamp out corruption

THE newly appointed Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) says the authority is committed to stamping out corruption within the organisation. Colin Yow revealed this to the Solomon Star on Thursday after the Customs and Excise officials seized vehicles believed to be imported at a devalued price to avoid paying of high…

Key suspect in court

Police arrest wanted man in $4m bank robbery POLICE Monday arrested the prime suspect in the brutal $4 million Westpac robbery that left a security guard with four missing fingers. Gabi Selo was arrested in the Burns Creek area of east Honiara after many weeks on the run following the January 26 daylight robbery. He…

Accused who mislead police on bail

THREE of the four men accused of misleading police officers on a mission to arrest suspects of the Carpenter’s Hardware break-in were released on bail yesterday. Police Officer Tarcuis Tukipatu, Andrew Timo and Galvin Kali were each allowed bail on a $500 cash bail to be paid by their sureties.This was after their lawyer Lazarus…

Man faces court for theft charges

A MAN accused of stealing valuable properties from a residence and a church in Honiara will be standing trial in April. The hearing date was fixed yesterday after prosecution tendered the pre-trial conference checklist to the court. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota fixed a five days trial commencing April 6. Thirty-nine year-old Henry Teti of Temotu…

Verdict for Alagere today

THE man accused of the murder of his former girlfriend at the Tuvaruhu hill top in 2012 will know is fate today in the High Court. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer will hand down the judgment of the accused Brian Schofield Baro Alagere this afternoon. Alagere stood trial for the alleged murder of his former…