Court goes on Easter break

THE High Court and the Magistrates’ Court will be closing its doors for the public for the long Easter break as of Friday. The Magistrates’ Court will resume its normal service and court sittings on Tuesday next week while the High Court will remain close until April 25. That is when the Easter vacation ends.…

Public told to watch out for con woman

CITY mayor Andrew Mua has warned the public of a woman who goes around collecting money from victims in evacuation centres in return for promises of relief supplies. “This con woman collects what she claimed as registration fees, telling victims, unless they register, they will receive no supplies,” Mr Mua said. “Let me remind the…

POLICE HUNT ROBBERS

Masked men attack shop-owner took off with cash POLICE are continuing their hunt for the group of men who robbed a shop and seriously injured its owner at the Kukum shopping centre at around 9:30pm, Wednesday. Police media reported that the eight masked men, who were armed with bush knives and other iron weapons (materials)…

Mbokona teachers touch hearts of flood victims

ABOUT 15 flood victims taking shelter at Mbokona School welfare centre in Honiara received donation of clothes from teachers of the school, Wednesday. The donation was an initiative of the school teachers to assist the victims. Up to 9,400 flood victims are living in welfare centres in Honiara. Monica Oti, a senior teacher of the…

Relief for local students in PNG

MORE than 50 Solomon Islands student studying at the University of Technology in Lae, PNG, have renewed their hope to continue this academic year as embattled vice chancellor Dr Albert Schram from Australia is re-instated last week. Post Courier paper reports stated that student’s staged mass protest whilst boycotting classes and refusing to open administrative…

Killer banana fungus spreads

FEARS of a banana shortage have increased after the United Nations warned an incurable fungus could spread across the globe. The fungus, known as Tropical Race 4 or Panama Disease, has recently been discovered in Jordan and Mozambique after causing major damage in south-east Asia over the past 20 years. Supplies in the UK have…

New project to address waste issues in Honiara

A PROJECT designed to address post disaster waste management issues in Honiara was launched this week. Dubbed J-HOPE, the project was established in light of the flood disaster that struck Honiara and Guadalcanal on April 3. Honiara City Council, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and involved in the project…