Dala North Youth convention ends

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) Diocese of Malaita, Central Region have ended a three days youth convention at Dala North, near Auki on Sunday. Youths from within the Central Region took part in the convention, with the theme “Empowering youths for a better future”. The program commenced last Thursday until Sunday. According to the…

Malaita records more Tilapia farmers 

MALAITA Province has recorded the highest number of active Tilapia farmers in the country. This is according to the Malaita Provincial Fisheries officer, Mathew Isihanua. Mr Isihanua told Solomon Star Auki in an interview yesterday that currently, the number of active local farmers is over 80.   He said this is a significant increase from the…

Election officers urged to uphold integrity

SOLOMON Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Returning Officers and Election Managers must uphold to the high standard of their duties when carrying their roles and responsibilities in the upcoming elections. Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala highlighted this yesterday when he officially opened the three days training for the Returning Officers, Election Managers and Accountant officers for…

RSIPF ends Codan radio training

FIFTEEN officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) including an officer from the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) will now be able to operate Codan radios. This was made possible after the completion of a one-week training course on 25 January 2019.   The training which started on 21 January 2019 ended successfully with…

CANDIDATES WARNED

‘Intending candidates must return to constituency to file nomination’ THE Electoral Act 2018 has made changes to nomination procedures for candidates contesting election.  It requires an intending candidate to return to the constituency where she/he will be contesting in order to personally file his/her nomination. Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEC) Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala…

Efforts to solve Gizo water crisis

THE Western Provincial government has been working closely with stakeholders to address the acute water shortage at provincial capital Gizo.  Premier David Gina revealed this in an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star. “In the shorter term, we are working with Solomon Water and others to try and source water from the only available stream…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Mua’s trials awaits Witness’ health status* Illegal Casino file with prosecutor* Naurua’s ruling delayed Mua’s trials awaits Witness’ health status PROSECUTION will be updating the court tomorrow on their position regarding the health status of their final witness in the trial on the matter of the outgoing Member of Parliament (MP), Dickson Mua. Mua…

Drivers arrested for drink-driving

POLICE in Honiara have arrested ten vehicle drivers over the weekend following a traffic operation targeting drink driving. Director of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Traffic Department at the Kukum Traffic Centre in east Honiara, Superintendent Fredrick Satu says,  “On the night of 26 January 2019 my officers were involved in a random…

LAND ALERT

Urban land supply a ticking time bomb, says Dr Foukona By ANDREW FANASIA THE Honiara City urban land supply is running out whilst people are encroaching into the customary land outside the town boundary. This can be seen as a ticking time bomb if authorities do not act now, says local Land Expert Dr Joe…