Lunga school unveils new ablution block 

Lunga community high school (CHS) in East Honiara yesterday unveiled its newly completed ablution block. The project commenced last year after the old ablution block was removed. According to the school principal Joy Cornelius, the need to upgrade the facility is due to the increasing enrollment of students at the school. The new block provides…

SINU tourism students clean-up city streets

Students from the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (ITH) at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) staged a clean-up exercise yesterday through the streets of Honiara. They students walked the streets of Honiara collecting plastics, bottles and other garbage as part of their community service.  The students were divided into 3 groups; one started from…

Malaita Care Centre appeals for support

The newly built Malaita Care Centre operating under the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) in Auki, Malaita province appeals for support to build a fence around the centre. One of the founders of the Care Centre Sister Doreen Awaiasi said the Care Centre is the second centre being established under ACoM. It became operational late…

More Japanese volunteers to arrive 

FOUR Japanese volunteers under the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) program are expected to arrive in the country in December to replace some of the outgoing volunteers. JICA Program Officer James Niaseka said following the return of the 8 volunteers early this month, plans are in place to replace some of them by December. “The names…

NETFLY Trading on fake rice claims

NETFLY Trading Co. Ltd official Ben Shu assures that general public both in Honiara and in the province that they did not sell fake rice as claimed by some people in the media. Rice consumers claimed that they discovered a plastic like substances in a Mamie rice bag sold in Auki. It was also stated…

Makira leaders want new development approaches

LEADERS of the Makira Ulawa Prominent Leaders Forum (MUPL) have urged the Government to change its development approaches to the province. They stated this when they met Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last week in Honiara. During the meeting MULP leaders handed over their resolution to Sogavare, which was passed during their meeting in Kirakira just…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Father accused of raping daughters to face High Court Ngedea out on bail Sentencing for man who steals Father accused of raping daughters to face High Court A MAN accused of raping his teenage daughters over a period of two years since 2017 has been committed to stand trial in the High Court. This was after…

Central Kwara’ae development committee formed

  CENTRAL Kwara’ae Ward 2 developments committee has been form to implement the ward development ideas. Assembly Member for ward 2 Benjamin Baetalua acknowledged the appointment of his Ward Development Committee (WDC) for voluntarily taking up the task.   He explained the ward development committee will be responsible for the implementation of the development program in…

RSIPF arrests man for possession of marijuana

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Gizo, Western Province have arrested a male person on 8 October 2019 at the Gizo market after receiving information from a member of the community that he had dried marijuana (Indian hemp) in his possession. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu…

First China team to assess projects here

The first Chinese Inspection team from the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, BIAD, is currently in the country to assess the infrastructure requirements of four national projects and meet with relevant authorities about plans to kick-off project constructions. The Chinese Comprehensive Investigation Team led by Chef de Mission, Mr Liang Congzhong have met with government…