Farmers want Bellona to go organic

BELLONA Organic Farmers Association (BOFA) of Kapata village on West Bellona of Rennell and Bellona Province (RENBEL) want the entire island of Bellona to practise organic farming. This came after they successfully registered their association on October the 8th 2019, a statement from Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) said.  Led by their Chairman, Bix Paul, Fred…

Unlicensed motor vehicle, driver concern

THE most frequent traffic offences before the Honiara Magistrates’ Court is one of using unlicensed motor vehicle and driver without a driver’s licence, according to a Honiara Magistrate. Principal Magistrate Leonard Chite made this sentiment when imposing a $3,000 fine each to two men who had confessed to these traffic offences on Wednesday. “There have…

FAD deployment continues in Malaita

MALAITA Provincial Fishery Office continues with its Fishing Aggregating Device (FAD) deployment. Over the past two weeks, the rollout exercise was conducted in the southern region of Malaita Province with three new FADs being deployed at sea. Two FADs were deployed in ward 24 and one deployed in ward 21, Small Malaita. According to the…

In Court with Assumpta

Ruling on strike-out application, tomorrow Trial set for man who abuses wife Unlicensed motor vehicle, driver concern   Ruling on strike-out application, tomorrow THE Ruling on an application made to strike out the case of a man accused of posting false rumours about COVID-19 on Facebook will be made tomorrow. Peterson Boso, 44, is facing…

SUPERBUG AT NRH

A LOOMING health crisis is at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) as knowledge of what is now known as Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is detected at our national hospital. Health authorities are tight-lipped about this likely emerging health crisis as fear of multi-drug resistance among some patients become evident. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),…

CAASI building razed  

THE Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) building at the Henderson Airport in East Honiara has been razed to ashes following an early morning fire on Tuesday. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication & Civil Aviation Moses Virovolomo confirmed the building caught the fire at around 1:30 am on Tuesday morning. Virovolomo said after…