Students learn about marine environment

TWO primary schools in Marovo Lagoon, Western province last week were engaged in an excursion to learn about the marine environment. Solomon Island Community Conservation Partnership (SICCP) organised the excursion for primary school students at Hinakole Adventist primary and Chibikopi United both located in central Marovo. Hinakole students underwent their excursion on Tuesday while Chubikopi…

Heavy rain disrupts market supply

Continuous heavy rain in the last few days has affected normal supply of local food to Honiara market outlets. This was seen since mid last week when heavy down pour hit the capital and Guadalcanal, following the announcement of typhoon dolphin headed towards Guam. Local market outlets at White River in the western side of…

PM: Induction program will make MPs becomes better

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has reiterated during the opening of the Members of Parliament’s (MP) induction program that MPs will become better in their performance after going through series of their induction session. Speaking during the opening of the induction program at the Heritage Park Hotel early last week, PM said that his clear…

Kara cocoa farmers acknowledge govt’s support

COCOA farmers at Kara village in South Rannogah, Western Province have thanked government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) for its funding support towards the provision of tools to help revive cocoa industry on the island. About 12 cocoa farmers received basic cocoa tools from MAL’s extension division early this year. These tools…

Ete in Japan for PALM 7 Summit

Deputy Prime Minister Douglas Ete left the country yesterday to attend the Seventh Pacific Islands Leaders’ Summit (PALM7 Summit) in Japan. The high level meeting will be held from May 22nd to May 23rd in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. The Deputy Prime Minister is accompanied by the Deputy Secretary to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and…

Elderly accused sets to stage defence

AN elderly man standing trial for rape in the High Court will be calling a witness to testify in his defence today. This was after he gave evidence before Justice Francis Mwanesalua on Tuesday. Prosecution has completed its case after calling two witnesses in the trial that started on Monday. After his evidence is completed,…

Food bar attack case adjourned to May 21

NO new date has been fixed yet for committal hearing on the case of the two men accused of attacking a Renbel chief at the Kingsley Food bar in Honiara last year. Frank Fakani and Ben Alami appeared yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and their bails were extended until May 21. Lawyer representing Alami…

Police post arsonist still at large

POLICE are yet to execute the warrant of arrest issued for a man who allegedly burnt down the Mbabanikira police post in Weathercoast of Guadalcanal. The warrant of arrest has been issued for the accused Pua Misilisi on 16 April 2015, when he failed to turn up in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Yesterday’s mention was…

Movobule: Assault charge not election-related

A LOCAL businessman says claims an assault charge he was charged for was related to last year’s national general elections was untrue. Jennings Movobule told the Solomon Star the incident was personal and unrelated to the elections.  “I wish to clarify the report in the Solomon Star yesterday that the assault incident is not related…