Kahui commends market project

A Honiara resident has commended the Honiara City Council (HCC) in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) for the initiative taken to improve the environment of the Honiara central market as a tobacco, betel nut and alcohol free environment. Hendry Kahui said its a great idea as part of making positive progress for the city.…

PTC on case of elderly accused

A pre-trial conference will be held today on the case elderly man who allegedly sexually abused his six year-old granddaughter in Isabel last year. It would be after the PTC that the case will be listed for trial. The accused in his 80’s is facing two counts of indecent assault. Prosecution alleged he sexually abused…

Rape trial starts in Gizo

A rape trial in relation to the case against married man accused of raping a student at Gizo in 2010 is scheduled to start next week in Gizo, Western province. The five days hearing was listed before Justice Stephen Pallaras on Monday next week during a high court circuit. Dick Alu who is now 41…

New arts and cultural hub for Honiara

A new, community hub promoting arts and culture is being established in Honiara. Called Art Haus, it will open in August and support creative expression, artists and crafts people as well as emerging creative businesses. An initiative of the Solomon Islands Arts Alliance, Art Haus will create a space for people from all backgrounds to…

Call to announce new police chief

Officers within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have called on Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo to quickly announce the new police chief. A spokesman for the officers said it seems the weak discipline within the force does not worry the PM. “The police force is at its worst disciplined state. It is not…

Provincial elections to use biometric voter list

The biometric voter list (BVL) will be used as the voter list in the upcoming six provincial elections. The ministry of provincial government and institutional strengthening confirmed this last Friday.  Provincial elections are due to be held in Central Islands, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Malaita, Rennell and Bellona, and Temotu provinces later this year. The ministry’s permanent…

Airlines appoints NZ based sales agent

With increased passenger traffic between the Solomon Islands and New Zealand, Solomon Islands national carrier Solomon Airlines has appointed a General Sales Agent (GSA) in New Zealand. The new GSA, Airline Marketing New Zealand, has been appointed with immediate effect. Under the GSA agreement the company will provide Solomon Airlines with all passenger sales, marketing,…