GP welcomes SPREP initiative

GUADALCANAL Province Premier Anthony Veke says that the Nature Park initiative at Barana village in Northwest Guadalcanal with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (SPREP’s) support is welcoming. Mr Veke said that under his leadership, this kind of initiative is welcoming and he really supports this. Guadalcanal province is supporting such support and…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

HCC councillor denies allegation   A HONIARA City Council (HCC) Councillor who is accused of obtaining about $89,000 from a woman over the sale of a plot of land at Ranadi, Honiara has denied the allegation against him on Thursday. John Wale Urifo entered not guilty pleas to 15 counts of false pretence before Principal…

St Nicholas College crowns four queens

SAINT Nicholas College has crowned four queens, to represent the school in the upcoming ACOMSIC games, during a Beauty Pageant show, last Friday. The four queens are Roviana Boyers, Tatiana Bugotu, Sabrina Habu, and Marrilyn Koga. Ms Boyers will represent the school in the junior modern category, while Ms Habu in the senior category. For…

Acting PM calls for tough intelligence network

THERE is a need to strengthen national and regional intelligence networks in the region. That’s according to the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when speaking as the guest speaker at the opening of the two day South Pacific Intelligence Dialogue held in Honiara recently. The Finance Minister said it is an important matter of concern…

SI Praised For Post- RAMSI Progress

THE Solomon Islands was praised for its efforts and progress made in the areas of economic governance and reforms to improve the country’s economy, as well as financial management in the post-RAMSI era. This was acknowledged by the New Zealand Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Arden when she met with Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela, during…

PIDF DEFERRED

THE Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ summit and conference which was scheduled to be held in Honiara from the 4th-6th July, is being deferred, the Secretariat has confirmed. On Sunday the PIDF Secretariat stated that the postponement was made following a request from the host and Chair, Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela. A statement was…

DEATH PROBE

Police: death of man, 50, suspicious By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   POLICE are continuing their investigation into the ‘suspicious death’ of the 50-year-old man at Kaio Village in Tasimboko area, northeast Guadalcanal. Supervising Police Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi on Thursday said the Tetere Police and the Guadalcanal Provincial Police Commander (PPC) are working very hard on this investigation.…

City-based groups for MACFest

ONLY Honiara-based cultural groups will represent the country in next month’s Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFEST). This was due to drastic budget cuts faced by the MACFEST national organising committee. In a statement on Tuesday the committee said, Honiara-based Cultural groups from the country’s nine provinces will represent Solomon Islands at the upcoming Melanesian…

Taiwan medical team tour S/Malaita

A MOBILE medical team from Taiwan is visiting the southern parts of Malaita this week. The team will carry out medical services in Small Malaita, East and West Are’Are for the next nine days from 5th to 13th this month. The statement said that in response to the dire medical needs in the rural areas,…

Pelau women learn about family law

WOMEN leaders from Pelau community in the Malaita Outer Island (MOI) for the first time got the opportunity to learn about recently passed Family Protection Act (FPA). This was when Willie Fafoi of the Auki Crime Prevention Unit traveled to the region late last month and conducted the awareness. Mr. Fafoi told the Solomon Star…