Three more to study in Japan

THREE Solomon Islanders will leave for Japan next week to undertake master degree studies in various fields. The trio had been awarded scholarships by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through Pacific Leaders’ Education Assistance for the Development of States (Pacific-LEADS). “I am happy to announce today (yesterday) that three Solomon Islanders have been awarded…

New homes for APSD staff

ASIA Pacific Sustainable Development Rural Training Centre (APSD) in Fiu central Kwara’ae Malaita province has taken delivery of new a staff house and a student ablution block on Wednesday. The staff house and ablution block was funded by the Japanese government as part of friendship, partnership and working together with Solomon Islands government. The new…

Sofu hands over duties to Garu

FORMER Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Stanley Festus Sofu yesterday handed over his ministerial portfolio to a new Minister, Moses Garu, who has taken over after the recent spate of reshuffles undertaken by DCCG. Minister Sofu will now look after the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) while Moses Garu from the Ministry…

Couple remanded for rape

A MAN and his wife have been arrested, charged, and remanded in custody yesterday for allegedly working together to rape a girl last month on Gela, Central Province. George Solopoto, 48, and Elizabeth Koka were brought to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court where they were remanded in custody until August 24. Police charged Solopoto with one…

Committee to investigate HCC saga

To resolve the impasse that the Honiara City Council faces, the Attorney General’s (AG) Chamber has advised the Minister of Home Affairs to form a committee and investigate the allegations leveled against City Mayor Andrew Mua. A copy of the letter dated 19th July 2017 which this paper obtained stated that if the committee finds…

Man investigated for keeping sea cucumber

An man is under investigation after police and fisheries officials found sea cucumber in his premises in Auki on Monday. The discovery of the sea cucumbers come as a surprise since sea cucumber ban is still effective in the country.    The discovery and serious investigation was confirmed by the Malaita Provincial Police Commander David Water…