Call to revive cocoa, coconut sector

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government has been urged to support rural cocoa and coconut farmers. The chairman of the Malaita Cocoa and Coconut Research Development Association (MCCRDA) Peter Satu said, the support by government in its policy statement is important for the rural farmers. He said, its important that cocoa and coconut industry…

Final charter for students

THE last batch of government funded students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) main Laucala campus, Suva left on Wednesday. This brings to a total of nine charter flights organized by the Government through the Ministry of Education. More than 130 students were part of the final charter which departed 3pm on…

Tuvaruhu school joins health promo

Tuvaruhu School in Central Honiara has joined other Honiara City Council operated schools to receive a billboard as part of promoting health. The ‘Health Promoting School’ concept is an international movement. Significant international evidence indicates that education and health are closely related as health affects the capacity to learn, while learning provides necessary information and…

USP briefs PM on the 4th USP Campus

The Vice Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra visited Solomon Islands to brief the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) on the role of the University in the region as well as on the development of the 4th Campus proposed for Ndoma, west of Honiara. He was accompanied by Mr. Jaindra Karan, Director of Development,…

SIPA to stamp out corruption

THE newly appointed Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) says the authority is committed to stamping out corruption within the organisation. Colin Yow revealed this to the Solomon Star on Thursday after the Customs and Excise officials seized vehicles believed to be imported at a devalued price to avoid paying of high…

Key suspect in court

Police arrest wanted man in $4m bank robbery POLICE Monday arrested the prime suspect in the brutal $4 million Westpac robbery that left a security guard with four missing fingers. Gabi Selo was arrested in the Burns Creek area of east Honiara after many weeks on the run following the January 26 daylight robbery. He…

Accused who mislead police on bail

THREE of the four men accused of misleading police officers on a mission to arrest suspects of the Carpenter’s Hardware break-in were released on bail yesterday. Police Officer Tarcuis Tukipatu, Andrew Timo and Galvin Kali were each allowed bail on a $500 cash bail to be paid by their sureties.This was after their lawyer Lazarus…

Man faces court for theft charges

A MAN accused of stealing valuable properties from a residence and a church in Honiara will be standing trial in April. The hearing date was fixed yesterday after prosecution tendered the pre-trial conference checklist to the court. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota fixed a five days trial commencing April 6. Thirty-nine year-old Henry Teti of Temotu…

Verdict for Alagere today

THE man accused of the murder of his former girlfriend at the Tuvaruhu hill top in 2012 will know is fate today in the High Court. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer will hand down the judgment of the accused Brian Schofield Baro Alagere this afternoon. Alagere stood trial for the alleged murder of his former…

Japan funds new classrooms for Mase

THE Mase community high school in North New Georgia, Western Province will soon have a two story classroom building with two staff houses. This was made possible after a grant contract signing yesterday between the Japanese government and the school head teacher at the Japanese embassy office in Honiara. The project was approved after a…