Hill top murder trial continues

The trial of the man who stood trial for the murder of his former girlfriend at Tuvaruhu hill top in 2012 continues. This was after Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer handed down his ruling yesterday on the application made by the defence for a closed court hearing. The defence counsel has made the application on…

Govt urged to reduce urban drift

Retired Anglican bishop Canadian Terry Brown has renewed his call to the national government needs to create job more opportunities in the rural areas and decentralise development in order to reduce urban drift. Bishop Terry, who served in the country for many years, including being a bishop of Malaita said, the government has an obligation…

Abana expects another vessel

REPORTS have surfaced that Member of Parliament for East Fataleka and local businessman, Steve Abana is expecting the arrival of his fourth vessel sometimes this month. Sources close to Mr Abana said, that the vessel, which had recently been purchased, will be arriving soon. “This new vessel is purposely for passengers and cargos, targeting the…

Renbell premier meets PM Sogavare

Rennell and Bellona Premier Collin Tesuatai today met Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare where the two leaders discussed issues affecting the Province and its people. At the meeting, Premier Tesuatai expressed his executive’s vision to restore and develop the province, most especially, taking back control over its administrative powers which are currently controlled by the Ministry…

Our Telekom opens new complex in Yandina

Our Telekom has made its presence much more stronger in Yandina following the opening of its new office complex over the weekend. The new service is part of allowing the people in the Russell Islands to have access to better communication facilities and service. Speaking at the occasion Central Province Premier Selwyn Mapuli congratulated Our…

Bank hopes to see growth

THE Pan-Oceanic Bank Chairman, Upali de Silva, says his company is optimistic about achieving progress based on the overall economic growth projected by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government when it launched its policy statement last week. Mr de Silva made the remarks when he and the POB Chief Executive Officer, Nihal Kekulawala made…

Good turnout to learn about USP

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands Campus (USPSI) in Honiara has witnessed a huge turn out on day one of its information session on Tuesday. More school leavers attended the seasons which allowed them to learn about the opportunities available at USP. With its first session, it shows a great turn out of…

Work on new classrooms for USPSI underway

RENOVATION work on the University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus new classrooms in Honiara is underway. This was after the campus (USPSI) secure a new building at Chinatown. The renovation work commenced fortnight ago and is expected to finish by the end of this month, USP Solomon Islands campus administrative coordinator Layson…

Mataki applauds JICA for its support towards solid waste

Solomon Islands government has acknowledged the Japanese government for its ongoing support towards addressing the solid waste problem in the country. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment echoed the government’s appreciation while speaking at the 4th Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting yesterday on the J-PRISM project. Dr Melchior Mataki said, Japanese International Corporation Agency(JICA) has…

Police uproot 4,500 marijuana plants

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force officers at Tetere and Henderson Stations, on Tuesday morning raided two farms of marijuana plants at Mbarande river side in North East Guadalcanal. One of the officers described the raid as a surprise to locals living around the area, when police show up in numbers, surrounded the site and…