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…

PM HOUENIPWELA CALLS FOR UNITY IN PRAYERS

UNITY CALL   The Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela has appealed to the nation to continue to pray for the Government and for the people of Solomon Islands. As part of the Prime Minister and his wife, Madam Rachael Houenipwela’s fellowship program, Hon. Rick Houenipwela and his family attended last Sunday’s Church service and fellowship at…

Talented dancer snatch top award

For many Solomon Islanders, dancing has been a form of entertainment especially in the modern day considered to be of foreign originals.  The recent dance trends from youths around Honiara sometimes caused headaches for many Honiara residents witnessing the youths of today dancing in their respective groups. However, for 18 year-old Liana Sabetian, dancing is…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Melaba fine $5,000* Oto’s case moved to today* Tome’s trial, tomorrow Melaba fine $5,000   THE Inland Revenue Division (IRD) officer facing corruption charges has been fined $5,000 yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Leslie Melaba, 36, was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of official corruption. Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti imposed a…