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…

Tax-free case again on Sept 11

THE next preliminary hearing on the legal suit challenging the tax-free pay awarded to MPs is on September 11. Parties to the civil case on Friday discussed preliminary issues in relation to disclosures and filing of documents. The parties have completed the first orders imposed by the court on the last court date for documents…

Logging licensee appeals to gov’t

A LOGGING licence holder, landowner and chief, Kollish Tutua of Katupika ward in south Choiseul has questioned the government through the Ministry of Forestry on issues relating to the logging industry. He said that there are lots of issues that were left unnoticed by the government of the day which affects the lives of local…

New Makira Weather Coast shipping contract

THE Ministry of Infrastructure Development has awarded a new contract for a shipping service to the Makira Weather Coast. A two-year contract for the service has been awarded to Marau Shipping Services Limited who will operate MV Kesoko on the route. Funding is being provided jointly by the Solomon Islands Government and the Asian Development…

Finally, toilets for Ilia school

ILIA Primary School in east Honiara was one of the earliest schools to have been established in the area. Built in the early 1970s, it was located a few kilometres from the Borderline bus stop and a few hundred steps to the recently established Normal Palmer or Christ the King school at nearby Gilbert camp.…

BIG EYE ends on high note

THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency-led OPERATION BIG EYE 2015 (OPBE15) aimed at curbing illegal fishing throughout the central and south Pacific, ended successfully, Friday. This operation is one of a series of four monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations conducted in the region which FFA member countries are involved in. BIG EYE, or its…

Weape shares vision for province

PREMIER of Makira-Ulawa Province Thomas Weape says it is the vision of his government to ensure that the people of the province enjoy the benefits of their natural resources in a sustainable manner. Mr Weape made the remarks in his address at the province’s 32nd Second Appointed Day Anniversary at the provincial headquarters of Kirakira…

Mandarin class to open at SINU

THE Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassy in Honiara, in association with Solomon Islands National University (SINU), will launch a Chinese Mandarin class designed for the public here to catch up with the international trend of “Chinese language learning rush.” The embassy has introduced Chinese Mandarin at SINU as the first foreign language program in its…

12 students to study in Taiwan

12 local students from around the country will be flying to Taiwan to undergoing further studies after receiving their scholarship awards and tickets yesterday (Thursday). They will be studying Mandarin Language at the Fugen Catholic University for one year before going for major courses at various universities there. The recipients will take off 25th this…