Tubi threat ruling on May 20

THE fate of the Taiwanese national accused of intimidating two Malaysian brothers over the issue of Tubi log will be handed down on May 20. This followed the completion of the one day trial that took place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Police Prosecutor Rodney Wheatney called three witnesses who testified in court while…

Sentence next for rapist

A MAN, who raped his niece and sexually assaulted her in 2013, will be sentenced on May 26. The mitigation and sentencing submissions were made before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika yesterday. The man, who cannot be named to protect his niece’s identity, was convicted after a trial for one count of rape and three counts…

Sumitomo supports students with scholarships

Summitomo Metal Mining Co., LTD. (SMM), through its local subsidiary, SMM Solomon LTD. (SMMS), has allocated and spent over $500,000.00 toward the provision of local scholarship awards for students in both Isabel and Choiseul Provinces in 2015. A statement from the company said, the scholarships awards are for students in the land areas where SMM…

More graduate from APTC

The Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) has achieved another milestone in its operations in the country by staging another attractive and colourful graduation yesterday. The ceremony was conducted at the Pacific Casino Paradise hall in Honiara. A total of 182 students of both male and female were graduated from eighteen different fields of studies. Out…

Protected areas advisory committee formed

A COMMITTEE to administer and safeguard the fragile, unique and important natural environments of Solomon Islands has been formed. Dubbed the Protected Areas Advisory Committee (PAAC) consisting of ten members had their first meeting Thursday last week. A statement from PAAC yesterday said, Protected Areas Act 2010 is a national legislation in Solomon Islands that…

MP’s surprise treat on mother’s day

Elderly mothers of North Guadalcanal were treated with a surprise on mother’s day, last Sunday by their Member of Parliament (MP). More than 160 elderly mothers, most of whom are grandparents and widowers, will become recipients of a 30 Watt solar lighting kit. Member of Parliament of North Guadalcanal, Hon Samson Maneka said, he decided…

Quiet mother’s day weekend at Kirakira

Kirakira station in Makira/Ulawa Province have had a peaceful and quiet Mother’s Day weekend. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said the weekend was peaceful and the mothers really enjoyed their big day. An officer from the Kirakira police station confirmed that the mothers have organized sporting activities during the weekend just to keep them busy.…

Premier Vavanga welcomes GCIL takeover

Guadalcanal Premier, Bartholomew Vavanga has welcomed the taking of the Gold Ridge Mining Limited by the landowners associated company, Gold Ridge Comminity Investment Limited (GCIL). He said, while he welcomed the bold step taken by the landowners, the provincial government is yet to properly look into what avenue it can play in there. Vavanga said,…

New administration and training centre for HCC

Business organisations and private -households within the Honiara boundary can now be able to get appropriate information on how to dump household-wastes at the Ranadi dumpsite. This came after the Government of Japan handed over a new landfill administration and training Centre to Honiara City Council (HCC) at Ranadi dumpsite yesterday. The new centre will…

Why complain?

You choose to become a MP so don’t complain about crowded homes THE visiting Member of Parliament (MP) for the New South Wales government Jonathan O’Dea has reminded local MPs to not complain about their homes being crowded each day with constituents seeking assistance. Speaking before the MPs at the National Parliament yesterday O’Dea stressed…