Local artists thankful for workshop

MEMBERS of the Art Society Solomon Islands (ASSI) have voiced their appreciation to the United States (US) Embassy following the successful completion of a one-day art workshop last week. Speaking on behalf of all the artists, Chairman of the local Art Society Richard Bibimarui said that they were very happy to have learnt about new…

GOVT PAYS BILL

THE Government through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has finally settled the questionable outfit for the country’s contingent to the Commonwealth Games, through its Ministry Tender Board (MTB), last Friday. This came after the Solomon Star published an article Monday last week about a minor stand off between the Commonwealth Games Association Solomon Islands…

Varley thanks community

POLICE chief Matthew Varley has acknowledged work of his officers, community at Koa Hill and Member of Parliament for Central Honiara in sorting out the incident that occurred at the settlement last Friday. Mr Varley made the acknowledgements at his weekly conference on Thursday at the Rove Police headquarters. “Special thanks to the provincial Police…

Fraud trial comes to close

The million dollar fraud trial of the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray and his wife Rose has now come to an end. It is now reaching the closing submissions stage. Prosecution and the Defence counsels are directed to file in their written closing submissions by Wednesday this week.…

Girl, 13, gets huge support

Many step in to meet Fiji medical trip By LYNNISSHA RUNA The father of a critically-ill 13-year-old girl who seeks medical attention in Fiji says he was overwhelmed by many generous offers they have received enabling her daughter to finally make the crucial trip soon. John Morosini Loveth made a passionate appeal to cover he…

GIRL, 13, NEEDS YOUR HELP

Father’s passionate plea to save daughter’s life By CHARLES KADAMANA THE father of a 13-year-old girl suspected with brain tumour on Thursday issued a passionate appeal for financial assistance to send his daughter for treatment in Fiji. John Morosini Loveth made the appeal after doctors told him there’s no CT scan at the National Referral…

Young artists head to New Caledonia

Two young artists will depart for New Caledonia on Friday to participate in a three months Art and Cultural exchange in Indonesia. The duo, Lucy Ann Panda and Jackson Diosi will be among 100 artists from 50 countries to learn and showcase their talents. Ms Panda who started art work at a very early age…

Bad weather delays Honiara road work

THE continuing bad weather in recent weeks has put the current upgrading of the Kukum Highway project slightly behind schedule. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Assistant Representative Shitau Miura confirmed this during a press seminar with local journalists on Tuesday. He said the heavy rain in the past weeks and months has affected the progress…