Villagers plan to produce bio-fuel

The newly established coconut crushing mill in Mangakiki, West Guadalcanal will venture into bio fuel production soon. This was stated during the opening of the new community crushing mill over the week. Operation manager of the Solomon Tropical Product (SPT) Bevan Vollrath said as production continues to increase the community will go into small bio-fuel…

Do not slander one another

THIS is the fifth of the ‘One another” sayings in the New Testament, “Do Not Slander One Another” (James 4:11, 12). Let me begin with a story about a family living in a small town in North Dakota: The mother had not been well since the birth of her second baby, but everyone knew she…

PM meets Archbishop of Canterbury

VISITING Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Reverend Justin Welby on Monday made a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. During the brief meeting, the Mr Lilo welcomed Archbishop Welby and also expressed his deepest appreciation to have him in the country. Mr Lilo said the Archbishop’s visit was timely as the country has…

Malaita premier praises NCRA

MALAITA premier Edwin Suibaea has applauded the NCRA Government for living up to its promise in delivering the $2.9 million cheque towards the rehabilitation of Kilu’ufi Hospital over the weekend. The cheque was handed over to Kilu’ufi Hospital on Saturday by the deputy prime minister Manasseh Maelanga. MrSuibaea thanked NCRA on behalf of his government…

NDMO hails flood victims who wanted to move on

THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) applauds those who have taken the initiative to help themselves recover from April’s flooding disaster. On Thursday 7 August, 96 more people from 17 families approached the NDMO and asked to be repatriated to their chosen place.  “The NDMO applauds those many flood-affected people who are choosing to use…

Police urged to investigate corruption

A MALAITA man claims police seem to put more emphasis to investigating robbery cases than high-level corruption. Francis Tofea of Lau-Mbaelelea in Malaita was speaking to the Solomon Star. He said he appreciated the efforts police put into the investigation that led to the arrest of those allegedly involved in the ANZ ATM at the…

Villagers told to respect each other

HEAD of the Central Province police Fred Satu has urged people in the province to respect each other. His call came after an incident last week at Hororo village, where a man was stoned while working in his food garden. Mr Satu said the villager was tilling his garden when seven men came and started…