Malaita ready for big day

MALAITA remains peaceful as it prepares to celebrate its second appointed day this Friday. And provincial police commander Alfred Uiga said police are preparing to provide security for the celebrations. “This is the event we are looking forward to this week,” MrUiga told the Solomon Star from Auki. It’s understood the province will celebrate its…

Maelanga: Let’s not depend on aid

SOLOMON Islands should not depend on aid because we have all the resources to develop and sustain the country, deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says. He was speaking last week at the opening of the regional symposium on land and property rights, held in Honiara. Mr Maelanga pointed out the importance of the meeting to…

Malaita to mark big day at Malu’u

MALAITA Province will celebrate its second appointed day this Friday at Malu’u in north Malaita. Premier Edwin Suibaea revealed this to the Solomon Star on Monday. Malaita’s second appointed day – the day the province gained its status as a province – falls on August 15 each year. Mr Suibaea said the provincial assembly agreed…

Public urged to eat more local food

AN agriculturist has urged Solomon Islanders to grow and eat more local foods to avoid lifestyle diseases. George Boe, the Ministry of Agriculture’s national palm oil coordinator, was speaking during a radio show at the weekend. His ministry was the first of government agencies to participate in last Saturday’s String Band Show on the national…

Temotu still without a police chief

TEMOTU Province is still without a police commander following the passing of Fred Saeni last month. The late Saeni, who died after a short illness, has been the province’s police chief until his passing. A senior sergeant at Lata Police Station, Reginald Kava, said since Mr Saeni’s passing, their headquarters in Honiara is yet to…

Rape accused face court

TWO seven-year-old girls have been allegedly raped in Isabel Province in November last year. The two separate cases were brought before the court on Monday but have been further adjourned to January 25. This is to give time for the Police Prosecutions to transfer the file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions…

ATM robbery probe continues, court told

INVESTIGATION into the alleged robbery of an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at the Kwaimani building, Kukum, is still ongoing. A suspect is still at large and is yet to be arrested by police. Police Prosecutor Ethel Mae’ue yesterday informed the court of the ongoing investigations and sought further adjournment. This is to allow police to…