READ SI making impacts in villages

READ SI had impacted 170 villages last year through providing literacy classes to villagers and training of local teachers. This was done through phase one and phase two of the programme. In phase one, READ SI which stands for “Resources for Education to Advance Development in Solomon Islands” taught 34 villages on how to read…

Tree branch kills man

POLICE in Gizo are investigating the death of a 48-year-old male after he was hit by the branch of a tree at Maravari Village, Vella La Vella, Western Province, on 8 January 2018. It was alleged that the deceased was chopping a tree when it fell down on another nearby tree down during, which a…

Council fails to collect revenue

HONIARA City Council has failed to rake in approximately millions of dollars of revenue from establishments in Honiara, according to the council’s Finance chair Eric Tema. In an exclusive interview on Wednesday, Mr Tema said the council’s finance does not rake in more revenues since post-ethnic tension period to date. “According to reports from our…

No data on bus numbers in city

HONIARA City Council has no data of buses operating in the city on public roads over the past years. This was revealed by City Councillor Eddie Ngava, when he met with the interim Bus task-force on Tuesday. Spokesperson for the interim bus task-force, Walter Maesugea said Mr Ngava told them that HCC will provide new…

Form 6, 7 placements out Thursday

EDUCATION minister John Dean Kuku on Wednesday signed off the school results for release this week. Following that, form 6 and form 7 placements were published in today’s Solomon Star. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Dr Franco Rodie said other results will be published in the coming days after his officers finalised them.…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Beche-de-mer case mentioned in court* Manelusi back in court today* Court sets to rule on no-case to answer bid* Pre-trial hearing for accused Beche-de-mer case mentioned in court THE case of the three Chinese businessmen who were accused of harvesting beche-de-mer during the ban period last year was mentioned on Tuesday. This is only…

COUNCIL CONSIDERS OPTIONS

Bus owners, drivers want fare increase By EDDIE OSIFELO HONIARA City Council is considering allowing only the 30 buses that have so far bought their business licences to operate on the one straight road from White River to King George Sixth. Mayor Andrew Mua revealed this after some bus owners, drivers and conductors protested in…