Traditional, cultural heritage workshop held in West Are’Are

RARIPAINA Biodiversity Conservation Association held a three-day traditional and cultural heritage safeguarding workshop at Haukona village in West Are’Are. Facilitated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism facilitator Steven Namosu Paukari on the invitation from Raripaina conservation. More than 20 participants’ women and men including teachers as well from the nearby community attended the workshop.…

POTHOLE PROTEST

Villagers unhappy with the roads by planting suckers in muddy potholes   FARMERS in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita Province, have expressed their dissatisfaction by planting banana and taro suckers in muddy potholes along the south road in Central Kwara’ae. The action was taken after numerous calls to the government to repair and fix their roads fail…

Two provincial ward elections set for 19th May

TWO provincial ward By-Elections will also go to the poll on the 19th May along with South Choiseul National By-Election.  Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner Mrs. Jane Waetara confirmed the election date appointed by the minister for the provincial government and Institutional Strengthening, Rolland Seleso.  “Mr. Seleso in an election notice appointed 19th May as…

New markets outside of city proposed

THE Government is proposing to build two new market facilities at both ends of Honiara City. One market facility will be built at Alligator Creek, East of Honiara while the other one is planned for the Poha-Mamara area, west of the city.  Minister for Provincial Government & Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso told Parliament this…

Govt denounces death of Chinese shop-owner

THE Government on Wednesday issued a statement denouncing the brutal nature of the death of a female Chinese national in Honiara yesterday and vows to bring the perpetrator(s) to face the full force of law. “The Government’s law enforcement institutions will not rest until those responsible are caught and punished,” the statement said. The Royal Solomon…

In court with Assumpta

* Alleged gold robber wants senior lawyer  * Trial SFA’s $375k theft continues tomorrow* Woman facing assault charge under warrant of arrest Alleged gold robber wants senior lawyer THE voir dire (trial within a trial) that was scheduled to commence last week on the case of the men accused of robbing gold bars and $140,000 in…

HORRIFIC DEATH

Female Chinese shop owner, 44, found dead in shop THE shocking discovery of the body of a 44-year-old female Chinese lying in a pool of blood in her own shop at the White Angel Building in Point Cruz had left chills amongst Honiara residents yesterday. This brought back memories of a similar incident that occurred…

SOGAVARE REPEATS CALL FOR BORDER VACCINATION

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has repeated his call on people over eighteen years living in border communities to be vaccinated when the Government’s vaccination programme reaches them. He said getting the vaccine is the only way to protect themselves, their families, communities, and Province in light of the rapid increase in covid-19 cases in neighboring…

Gov’t policy redirection?

Kuku says it needs clarity   WHILE the Government stated that the 2021 Budget underpins the so-called ‘policy redirection’ and government priorities for 2021 the Leader of the Independent Group of the Parliament said it is still not clear. In his debate on the ‘2021 Budget’ Independent Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for North…