Villagers benefit from US funding agency

The Gwaunafau Community Development Association (GCDA) in East Malaita had received a total of around $36,000 funding assistance from the Global Greengrants fund in June 2014. The Global Greengrants fund is an international donor organisation based in USA and it can provide assistance to rural communities in Biodiversity conservation, Climate change and/or food security. The…

Peace building seminar ends in Auki

A peace building and conflict analysis training ended on Friday in Auki with participants issued with certificates. More than 40 participants attended the training, which was supported by the Human Security Initiative for tensions Reduction, Reconciliation and Rehabilitation Project. Facilitator Paulo Baleinakorodwa encouraged participants to go back to their communities share their newly acquired knowledge…

Seminar looks at climate change plan for Honiara

A two-day urban resilience and climate adaptation forum, sponsored by UN-Habitat and facilitated by scientific experts from RMIT University, Melbourne, was held at the Commonwealth Youth Programme Conference Centre, Panatina, on the 4th and 5th of August. Professor Darryn McEvoy, leader of the Climate Change Adaptation Program at RMIT University, says that “the event provided…

Reclaiming the ‘clean’ status of Honiara city

Honiara was once dubbed “one of the Pacific’s cleanest and beautiful towns”. A perfect snapshot to the country’s gateway that wraps together the tiny islands making up that enjoyed ‘hapi isles’. This comes with recognition from its government, relevant authorities and of course its very own citizens showing this off. But fast forward to the…

Sogavare hails Pacific Partnership program

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the Pacific Partnership 2015, describing it as a building block between United States of America and Solomon Islands. He said the partnership is a strong relationship built from history since the World War II in 1942. “I fully agree with remarks made under the Pacific Partnership 2015,” Sogavare said,…

No trial date yet for beche-de-mer case

NO trial date has been fixed for the case of the man who allegedly caught and retained beche-de-mer for export during the period of the ban. The matter came before the court yesterday during which prosecution and the defence counsels agreed for trial to be held in November. Any trial date in September is not…

Accused chooses not to take pleas

THE former correctional service officer facing multiple fraud cases involving more than $100,000 did not take his pleas on Friday. Don Lisi Talu did not want to enter his pleas without his lawyer. He told the court he wants to talk to his lawyer first before entering his plea. The accused appeared in the Honiara…

Murder accused to know fate Aug 28

FATE of the three men accused of the brutal murder of the young diplomat outside of the Honiara Central Market in 2012, will be known in court on August 28. This was after the prosecution and the defence presented their closing submissions before Justice Francis Mwanesalua, Friday. Cecil Manu, Simon Peter Delemani, and Peter Diau…