Malaita to mark big day at Malu’u

MALAITA Province will celebrate its second appointed day this Friday at Malu’u in north Malaita. Premier Edwin Suibaea revealed this to the Solomon Star on Monday. Malaita’s second appointed day – the day the province gained its status as a province – falls on August 15 each year. Mr Suibaea said the provincial assembly agreed…

Public urged to eat more local food

AN agriculturist has urged Solomon Islanders to grow and eat more local foods to avoid lifestyle diseases. George Boe, the Ministry of Agriculture’s national palm oil coordinator, was speaking during a radio show at the weekend. His ministry was the first of government agencies to participate in last Saturday’s String Band Show on the national…

Temotu still without a police chief

TEMOTU Province is still without a police commander following the passing of Fred Saeni last month. The late Saeni, who died after a short illness, has been the province’s police chief until his passing. A senior sergeant at Lata Police Station, Reginald Kava, said since Mr Saeni’s passing, their headquarters in Honiara is yet to…

Rape accused face court

TWO seven-year-old girls have been allegedly raped in Isabel Province in November last year. The two separate cases were brought before the court on Monday but have been further adjourned to January 25. This is to give time for the Police Prosecutions to transfer the file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions…

Maelanga told to look beyond short-term projects

EAST Malaita MP and deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga is urged to look beyond the short-term projects he’s currently implementing in his constituency. Constituent John Tomekwalemanu Langi made the call in light of latest projects being implemented in the constituency. He was referring to solar power and other small constituency projects. “These are what I…

ATM robbery probe continues, court told

INVESTIGATION into the alleged robbery of an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at the Kwaimani building, Kukum, is still ongoing. A suspect is still at large and is yet to be arrested by police. Police Prosecutor Ethel Mae’ue yesterday informed the court of the ongoing investigations and sought further adjournment. This is to allow police to…

Government vows support for coconut industry

Ministry of agriculture and livestock will be working on improving the coconut industry in the country. This was revealed by the minister David Tome during the launching of new a coconut crushing mill in Mangakiki village, west Guadalcanal last week. He said his ministry is very much concerned with the need to plant and re-plant…

Archbishop of Canterbury arrives

The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby and his team arrived in the country on Sunday afternoon for one three days visit. A  high level delegation from the Church of Melanesian led by the Archbishop of the Church of Melanesian in Solomon Islands the Right Reverend David Vunagi and members…

International youth day to be celebrated

The 2014 international youth day led by young people is set to be celebrated on Tuesday at Multipurpose Hall compound featuring seven days of campaign on the theme “Mental Health Matters” which will be officially launched by Hon.Peter Tom, the Minister of Women, Youth, Children & Family Affairs. The event is expected to be attended…

Community development highlighted in Kirakira

World Vision joined the celebrations of Makira/Ulawa Province’s second appointed day last week and continued with a three days mini fair show. The mini show from August 4-6 saw World Vision’s Makira Area Program displaying their project activities as part of the celebration and show casing four projects namely, Makira Climate Change Adaptation project, Makira…