Lawyer to confirm type of committal hearing

THE type of preliminary inquiry to be conducted in the case of a man facing a murder charge will be confirmed on July 23. Lawyer representing Alphy Manedetea on Wednesday said despite receiving full disclosures, the type of preliminary inquiry whether it will be short or long is not yet determined. Wayne Ghemu of Public…

SEB to assist victims with planting materials

The Solo environment and beautification (SEB) is preparing to assist victims in Guadalcanal who have been affected by the recent flash flooding. The asistance which will be in the form of planting materials, like cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers which is expected be delivered in the next few weeks. The assistance is being supported by AusAID through…

Talasasa festival set to go

The much awaited Aquila Talasasa festival will is set to be staged this week. However it would be staged on a low scale due to lack of funds. This was revealed by the Western provincial tourism minister Chris Mesepitu. “The festival will be organised on a small scale since the organising committee is facing financial…

Row halts flights

ALL international flights between Nadi, Fiji and Honiara operated by Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines have been suspended indefinitely. This follows a stand-off between the civil aviation authorities of the two Melanesian countries which has been going since early this month without any solution. As a result Fijian authorities have denied Solomon Airlines from landing…

Solo icon kicks off

The opening of the 2014 Solo Icon yesterday has brought hundreds of youths in Honiara which at the art gallery showground. The opening was highlighted with youths participating, sharing and expressing their talent through their  style of singing . The theme of this year’s event is “Citizen Govern through quality choice.” It was aimed at…

Horticulture students praise volunteer

Local horticulture graduates last week farewelled an Australian volunteer after spending 18 months providing training to local environmental and beautification students. During the graduation ceremony on Friday at the Solo environment and beautification education center in Ranadi, east Honiara Dan Austin was farewelled. Betty Mara a level three students said they were proud to have…

IPPF officials visit Guale communities

TWO officials from International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in Malaysia are currently in Solomon Islands on a 10 visit. IPPF regional manager Subatra Jayaraj said the visit was to monitor and evaluate the work of Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) inside our communities. Ms Jayaraj said 15 communities in East Guadalcanal will be visited.…

Lomlom airstrip inspection set

A final inspection of Lomlom airport in Reef Islands, Temotu province, has been confirmed for next week. Thats according to the director of aviation George Satu. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday he said the final inspection will be held on Sunday, July 20th. “The aviation authority has agreed to open up the airstrip due…

Festival to be promoted internationally

The Aquila Talasasa festival which will kick off this week in Gizo, Western province, will be promoted internationally. This will happen through a travel writer who will be visiting the country today. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) is bringing a travel writer from Australia to write more about the festival but especially the traditional canoe…