Western delegation learn about tourism in Fiji

SUVA, (SPTO) – A delegation from the provincial Government of the Solomon Islands’ Western Province wants more programmes from the regional tourism body to assist in up-skilling their local workforce and developing their industry as a whole. Western Province Minister for Culture and Tourism, Christian Mesepitu made the comments when he paid a courtesy visit…

Western delegation learn about tourism in Fiji

SUVA, (SPTO) – A delegation from the provincial Government of the Solomon Islands’ Western Province wants more programmes from the regional tourism body to assist in up-skilling their local workforce and developing their industry as a whole. Western Province Minister for Culture and Tourism, Christian Mesepitu made the comments when he paid a courtesy visit…

Landowners told to open land for development

Chiefs of North West Guadalcanal are appealing to landowners and tribes within the region and the island to release their land for development purposes, whenever the government or an investor requests for it. Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki relayed that the chiefs of Lambi, Tandai and Sagalu wards made the plea to all…

Accused forgets his lawyer’s name

A 24-YEAR-OLD man facing an incest charge is yet to confirm which lawyer from the Public Solicitor’s Office is representing him. The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his elder sister, appeared on Thursday in the Honiara Magistrates Court for mention. He confirmed in court that he now has a lawyer…

Guam ready for FOPA

GUAM Governor Eddie Calvo said he is feeling a positive vibe as the island community “comes together” to ensure that the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts is a success. Calvo  Wednesday assembled a team of island officials and others for a media blitz about happenings leading up to the 14-day event. Beginning May 22, and…

It’s a 3-month arrangement

Wate heads SIPA MICHAEL Wate has begun his new posting as Solomon Islands Ports Authority’s (SIPA) interim chief executive officer, Wednesday. Mr Wate, an economist by profession, is the deputy general manager of National Provident Fund (NPF). He will be with SIPA for three months while the SIPA board advertises the top job. “….yes Mr…

Husband admits raping wife

A MARITAL rape trial that commenced in the High Court has been halted after the accused decided to admit the allegations. The wife of the accused had already given her evidence and was being cross-examined when the accused changed his pleas. These were for the charges of three counts of rape, two counts of indecent…