Relief supplies for Malaita

The loading of relief supplies to be distributed to disaster affected areas in Malaita Province is currently underway at the Point Cruz wharf, in Honiara. A visit by the Solomon Star to the Point Cruz Wharf yesterday witnessed a group of casual workers loading the food supplies into the ship. A chartered vessel will depart…

Students’ query difference in payment

A number of students studying in-country under the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) scholarship have questioned the National Training Unit (NTU) why there is a difference in their allowance payments. The students started receiving their semester 1 allowances last week and after cross checking with their friends, they found out that their figures were different. A…

Locals undergo training to fix HF radio

ABOUT twenty students who have undergone a three months training on how to fix radio have graduated this week in Honiara. Kwatech Radio and Electronic School conducted the training which focused on both theory and practical. About twenty participants involving both genders attended the short course to learn how to fix high frequency (HF) radios…

RDP making changes to rural communities

With roughly 80% of Solomon Islanders living in rural communities scattered over 90 inhabited islands and isolated locations, access to services and basic infrastructure such as clean water is limited. Since 2008, the Rural Development Program (RDP) has been implementing a community-driven development approach in more than 90% of the country’s rural wards. The program…

Delegation visits Bougainville

A delegation consisted of traditional leaders, Lauru Land Conference of Tribal Communities and provincial Government representatives from Choiseul Province recently went to Bougainville to hold preliminary discussion with autonomous Bougainville Government Peace and reconciliation Office for a border traditional leaders meeting concerning the situations of Bougainville Crisis effects and process to carry out reconciliation at…

Manepora’a: SI economic status is safe

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Are’Are and Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey (MLHS) Andrew Manepora’a in his speech before the floor of the parliament, assures the house the country’s economy has a positive outlook despite the global economy being gloomy. Manepora’a stated that most of the bigger economies are running into recession, therefore…

Five years for rape

You violated the trust of the girl’s parents, accused told A MAN who raped his 14-year-old niece two years ago in a Guadalcanal village was jailed for five years in the High Court, on Tuesday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer told the accused, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, he…

Mbike accused seeks bail variation

THE man accused of the Mbike Island shooting, Central Province last year is seeking to vary one of his bail conditions. He appeared on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter was further adjourned to Monday next week. This is to allow the prosecution and defence to come with an agreement to vary…