Man escape jail

A young man who admitted stealing $50,000 from his employer has luckily escaped jail after his 12 months jail term has been suspended in full. Newton Orobulu, 22, yesterday through his lawyer said he stole the money because the company failed to pay up his NPF share. He said he worked for the company for…

Man pleads guilty to assault

A man who indecently assaulted a married woman at Gela, Central Province last year has indicated a guilty plea. The accused who was a married man himself was initially charged with one count of attempted rape but the charge was later reduced to indecent assault. The charge was reduced after the Crown found no evidence…

Murder trial moved to High Court

Two men accused of a brutal murder of a man in 2011 are now committed to stand trial in the High Court. This followed a committal hearing conducted yesterday in the Honiara Magistrate Court that saw sufficient evidence against them to stand trial in the High Court. Sikua and Seford Sikua are both facing one…

Papagu undergo business training

A three days business training was conducted at Papagu community in Guadalcanal yesterday. Around 55 participants registered to do the training. The training targeted women, youths and those who were affected by the ethnic tension conflict. The training was designed for developing countries like Solomon Islands.  The project is being funded by United Nation security…

Makira prepares for big day

Makira/Ulawa province is preparing for their second appointed day set to be held on Monday. Provincial police commander (PPC) Richard Hane said that his officers along with other groups are preparing ahead of the important day by conducting rehearsals. “We do rehearsals which includes students, womens group, Dorcas and cultural.” Various activities will be featured…

No more reports of meningococcal disease

People from Nhoge village and the nearby villages are still cautious about the outbreak disease that killed three children last month in Makira province. Kirakira health promotion and environment team has initiated a clean-up campaign last week in Ghoge and surrounding villages to keep their environment clean from the disease. According to reports reaching this…

Suspect on the run arrested

Kirakira, Makira/Ulawa police over the weekend arrested a suspect who has been on the run. The man was charged with malicious damage. Provincial police commander Richard Hane said that his officers got the tip off and intercepted the suspect who was on the run for several months. The suspect is in his 20s. The value…

Water shortage hits Kira Kira

As the water problem continues to take its toll, residents of Kirakira have resorted to using wells and streams to fetch water for cooking, drinking and swimming.Kirakira’s water shortage was attributed to the current dry weather. Speaking to the Solomon Star provincial police commander Richard Hane said the problem was due to the current dry…

Choiseul implements ridge to reef conservation

Ecological Solutions, Solomon Islands (ESSI) a local organization is currently working with customary landowners of Mount Maetambe to Kolobangara River, Lauru Land Conference and Tribal Communities (LLCTC) and Choiseul province to implement the ridges to reefs (R2R) conservation plan for Choiseul province medium development plan for 2012-2014. The R2R conservation plan for Choiseul province is…