Coconut industry

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International reported late last week that a workshop took place in Nadi, Fiji, when about 70 participants including experts from South East Asia and the Caribbean attended the three-day event organised by the Coconut Industry Development Project. At the time, the team leader, Karen Mapusua, said the workshop would…

A positive helping hand for the good

Dear Editor – I often wonder what my many letters to the local media do in bringing to notice social issues affecting people, particularly those in need, the sick, the displaced, the orphans, widows and the requirements of the MOHMS, especially the NRH. It is easy to become discouraged when I highlight incidences of great…

RSIPF Makira reactivate police beat patrol

The RSIPF officers in Kirakira, Makira Province have reactivated township beat patrols with encouraging responses from members of the public as well as among the police officers themselves. “This initiative to re-activate the beat patrols within the Kirakira township was taken as part of the discipline and duty obligation of police officers, especially the front…

$2.5M DEBTS REPAID

… SI reaping benefits after repayment of debts GOVERNMENT has cleared off a debt of $2.5million with the Universal Postal Union (UPU). Minister of Communication and Aviation Peter ShanelAgovaka revealed this yesterdayat the official launching of the new national addressing system. “My ministry has now settled Solomon Post’s $2.5million debt with Universal Postal Union (UPU).”…

New fisheries centre to open soon

A FISHERY centre build at Tambea in Northwest Guadalcanal will be opened for use. This was confirmed by a contractor Richard Ubua who builds the centre. Speaking to the Solomon Star’s Northwest Guadalcanal stringer, John Toki, Mr Ubua said that the centre will be opened soon in three months time. He added this fisheries centre…

Baegeni leads golden boot race

MALAITA EAGLES striker, Clement Baegeni is currently leading the Golden Boot race of the 2017 Solomon Cup Tournament. Baegeni bagged eight goals from five matches played since the start of the competition. He scored his highest number of goals yesterday, a hat trick against Lauru in the second semi final match. If he continues to…

SPENDING SOARS

GOVERNMENT spending continues to sky-rocket, it____s been disclosed. A close source within the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) revealed to this paper, Thursday. “Government’s expenditure continues to soar beyond the revenues collected, thus suffocating government coffers.” The officer who wants to remain anonymous said revenue collected for this first half of the year is…

CORPSE FOUND IN MATANIKO RIVER

A DEAD unidentified body of a male believed to be in his 30’s was found floating in the Mataniko River, Central Honiara around 3pm yesterday afternoon. The police said the body of Melanesian features was first spotted by two women floating near the river banks close to the clinic. They were shocked with the discovery…