Teacher reconciles with student

THE incident involving a teacher and his student at Kukum SDA primary school last week has now been resolved yesterday following a reconciliation ceremony at the school. Early this week, the weekend Sunday paper reported that a teacher allegedly bashed up the young student and later locked him for an hour. The issue has raised…

Tohuika accused of bribery

A withdrawn member of the West Rennell Resource Owners Association (WRROA) executive has allegedly accused Chairman Jonathan Tohuika receiving bribery from another interested investor. To pursuing his own interest using WRROA into his agenda, making claims to represent the customary landowners of West Rennell. Former secretary, William Tino said Mr. Tohuika has gone beyond extend…

Union reiterates deportation call

The Workers Union of Solomon Islands, WUSI, has reiterated its call on the Government to immediately deport the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), describing him as a security risk to the Ports Authority and Solomon Islands. In a press statement on Thursday WUSI General Secretary Tony Kagovai said, Mr…

M.V DCCG voyage 2015

Dear Editor – The fantastic project statement sounded by the captain not long after he was back in charge are all we have been waiting for, for the long time. Now its good news for the hearing isn’t it. Let alone a senior cabinet minister spill the bean and the reining saga controversial.  Hem gud…

A lesson for all vendors

THE Magistrate Court yesterday handed down a 30 days imprisonment sentence for a female betelnut vendor after she continues to disobey the Honiara City Council laws by doing business along the streets of Honiara by selling betel nut and cigarettes. This was in relation to breaching the Council’s ordinances and illegally selling betelnut at the…

Worthy initiatives

Dear Editor – I am encouraged by the training initiative for young farmers from East Guadalcanal and the Malaita Province to give incentive to produce chocolate from locally grown cocoa beans. The fact that there is a possibility of the Solomon Islands manufacturing its own chocolate adds to my growing belief that there is much…

African snails sighted in Auki

African Giant snails have been sighted Thursday, by market security personnel at the Auki market. Chief security Ben Maenakefo told the paper in Auki yesterday they saw the live snails crawling along the walkway at the market. “This is the first ever case where we discover the snails here at the market.” Mr Maenakefo believes…

Roadside car wash concern

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will deal with roadside car wash business in parts of the city. This follows concern by a number of drivers and the traveling public. There were concerns and complains raised that this car washing business is on the rise which also disturbed the flow of traffic, disturbs the side of the…

New intern’l wharf progresses

THE expansion project on the new international ports wharf is making steady progress and is expected complete within a year from now. Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Yeo revealed this on Wednesday in a press conference with the local media. Mr Yeo said work on the new wharf is progressing…