MARA policy soon to launch

THE Malaita Government for Rural Advancement (MARA) is soon to go through a translation stage of its government policy. THE MARA government is the current Malaita provincial government led by premier Daniel Suidani.  Former Malaita provincial premier Peter Ramohia who is amongst the team contracted to formulate the policy said he believed the MARA policy…

Concern over game of Ludo

PLAYING of Ludo is on the rise and is causing people to become lazy in most communities in Malaita province. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said community and church leaders have warned children and adults to stop from playing ludo which has been used as a form of gambling using money. Ludo is a strategy…

GP health thanks EU, MHMS

THE Guadalcanal Provincial Health Authority has acknowledged European Union (EU) and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) for its support to the province’s RWASH program.  Guadalcanal provincial health director Dr. Joel Denty on Tuesday thanked the Ministry of Health and EU for anew ray boat and outboard motor (OBM) which was delivered to the…

Australia dismisses Island Sun report

AUSTRALIA has described as “incorrect” a news article the Island Sun newspaper published that claim they are further opening up their doors to Solomon Islanders. The front page article, published on Monday, quoted unnamed sources. It claimed Australia came up with the offer to counter moves by the Sogavare Government to switch diplomatic ties from…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Taremae’s trial starts today* Men facing riot charges on bail Taremae’s trial starts today Trial will start today on the case of the former Member of Parliament for Makira/Ulawa accused of misusing more than $200,000 funds intended for his constituents in 2012 and 2013. Hypolite Taremae is standing trial for two counts of conversion.…

Red dress run for women’s refuge

MORE than 50 men, women and children took to Honiara’s streets Monday night wearing Red dresses in the annual Hash House Harriers “red dress” run in support of women’s refuge SeifPleis.   $4,000 was raised through the generous support of Honiara business and individuals including Sullivans, Justina’s Physiotherapy spa and beauty, Honiara Hardware, Lime Lounge,Breakwater cafe,…

Irofinao back in court today

THE man who caused damage to the Coral Sea Resort in Honiara using a Backhoe Excavator last October will appear in court today. This is for the sentencing submissions and mitigation on the matter of Dickson Irofinao. Irofinao had pleaded guilty to the charges of intimidation and wilful & unlawful damage. He will be appearing…

3 brothers arrested for common assault

POLICE in Gizo, Western Province, have arrested and charged three brothers from theGizo Top hill area for alleged common assault following an incident on 6 September 2019. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says the suspects, in their 20s,are part from Shortland Islands and part Bougainville.  “The suspects and the victim,…

US eyes Bina Harbour 

THE United States (us) is considering working in Bina Harbour, Malaita Province with other donor partners under the USAID program. USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Ann Marie Yastishock told local journalists in a press conference in Honiara, Tuesday. She unveiled some areas US will step into fund under the USAID program with regards to infrastructure development.…

GIZO TRAGEDY

• Heavy rain cause havoc in Western Provincial capital •      Mother died, husband, daughter survived By TERENCE ZIRUin Gizo A MOTHER is dead while her daughter survived after they were buried by a tragic landslide early Tuesday morning in Gizo, Western Province. The landslide came after days of heavy rain at the provincial…