MURRAY APPEALS RULING

HENRY Murray is appealing the Magistrate’s Court ruling that convicted him of defrauding the government of more than $700,000. This was revealed in court yesterday after Murray’s lawyer lodged an application for “stay of proceedings” to allow his appeal to be heard in the High Court. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo will rule on the application…

TRAVEL DEAL

Air Canada partnership to benefit SI travelers Solomon Islands nationals traveling to Canada as part of the Foreign worker program or migrating under Permanent Residence nomination program from Guadalcanal Province, will be benefiting from a new partnership arrangement with Air Canada for their travel into Canada. This partnership benefit will also be extended to any…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* MOI rape update, May 22* Oto likely to enter guilty pleas today* Police attacker seeks bail MOI rape update, May 22 PROSECUTION will be updating the court on the status of investigation into a rape and assault offence that occurred at Sikaiana, in the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) last month, on May 22. The…

Farmers learn about potato farming technique

Local farmers in West Kwara’ae, Malaita Province on Monday got the opportunity to learn a new and effective method of cultivating sweet potato that will encourage more yielding. Over 30 local farmers attended a demonstration session conducted by the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) representative based in Malaita Samson Tsu at Bethel village in West Kwara’ae.…

More male farmers keen in TTM farming method

  More male farmers in West Kwara’ae in Malaita Province are showing interest in the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) farming method which encourages single vine planting in rows. The TTM method is now becoming popular among the male farmers in West Kwara’ae as more male farmers are now showing interest in the newly introduced method.…

Govt, industry agree – time to fish smarter

Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, John Maneniaru says Solomon Islands, in his opening speech at World Tuna Day last week pointed to the need to “fish smarter” through fishing sustainably and maximising domestication of the industry. “I understand SolTuna has increased production in the last few years this has been encouraging and rewarding for…

Pacific journalist launch environment network

Pacific journalists have formed a network that will act as a platform for the exchange of stories and news content on environment issues in the Pacific. The Pacific Environment Journalist Network was officially launched in Nukualofa, Tonga on Monday night on the eve of the opening of the 5th Pacific Media Summit with the aim…

Tome to go on trial today

  A trial will today start on the case of the former Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, David Tome, who faces conversion charges. The hearing which was scheduled to start on Monday was however moved to today after prosecution received some disclosures from the police. Public Prosecutor Ishmael Kekou had asked for the…

IT’S A PROPOSAL

Tanangada clarifies proposed $2.4M residence By RONALD TOITO’ONA   JIMSON Tanangada, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Gizo-Kolombangara Constituency, Western Province has clarified the truth behind leaked documents on Facebook, over a proposed SBD$2.5M property in Honiara. The photographed documents were posted in the ‘Gizo’ Group page on Facebook, amidst other Gizo-Kolombangara by-election heated posts,…

Man and Sin

Welcome to our new topic for discussion this week, “Our Human Identity.” We will explore this important topic over the next few weeks. Let us begin by asking the great question asked by the Psalmist David, “What is man?” centuries ago. It is striking that this is the burning question of the 21st Century in…