Deceased intoxicated prior to death

THE local student who died in his sleep in Philippines was intoxicated on the night of his death. This was confirmed by Philippines Solomon Islands Student Association president Charles Ha’amori on Wednesday. “He was drinking somewhere and went back home for a nap but sadly he couldn’t wake up from his sleep. “We are still…

GG’s DAUGHTER CHARGED

….For alleged assault and swearing at police officers THE youngest daughter of the Governor General (GG), Amelia Kabui has appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday accused of assaulting a police officer and swearing. She is facing charges of obstructing police officers in execution of their duty, assault an police officer, intimidation and molestation and…

Avui’s housing scheme on track to achieving UN goal

EAST Central Guadalcanal constituents have received another batch of building materials this week from their Member of Parliament Ishmael Avui. A statement from Mr Avui on Tuesday said these building materials will be for the highland people of Bubukembe, Nakonga, Sili, Salamarao, Sanalumu, Boloale and Nangali villages in East Central Guadalcanal. Mr Avui said he…

WWF encourages West communities to improve reef fisheries management

WWF Solomon Islands finds that many reef fish species targeted around Gizo, Western Province are being unsustainably harvested. A statement from the organization yesterday said this was identified under its Sustainable Coastal Communities Programme which supports community-based coastal fisheries management, fishers of Western Province. WWF said this finding is a warning that if effective management…

Panpipe groups told to share knowledge

THE Minister for Culture and Tourism, Bartholomew Parapolo says local panpipe groups must teach younger generations of the skills and knowledge about the panpipes sounds. He was speaking at the closing of the week-long Nat Pan Fest last weekend. “I would like to encourage you to continue embracing your cultural skills and to share the…

Unfinished road works

Dear Editor – It was good to see the rapid repair works of the city’s highway in Honiara prior to the RAMSI’s farewell celebration last week. Contractors have been working flat out even during the night to fix the roads and patch up the pot holes. Some contractors are continuing with their work but there…

A letter of response

Dear Editor – In this article I wish to refer to the answer to my letter to the editor by the Minister of the Ministry of Public Service. My article appeared on the Solomon Star on Thursday 15th June 2017. First of all, I wish to point out that I did not retire from the…

Queens young leaders award

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International this morning, 4 July 2017 (yesterday), reported that four Pacific women have been given Queen____s Young Leader awards for their work dealing with social issues in their countries. Acknowledged for her community work was Solomon Islander, Karrie Jionisi, who helps unemployed girls and single mothers to learn new…

Warriors overcome Hornets

A goal each from strikers Anald Rhodi and Davidson Tome was enough for Honiara Warriors to secure top position in Group B of the Solomon Cup currently underway in Honiara. The Eddie Marahare coached side sized three maximum points over Guadalcanal Hornets following their 2-0 victory in the final match of day 7 of the…