Locals undergo training to fix HF radio

ABOUT twenty students who have undergone a three months training on how to fix radio have graduated this week in Honiara. Kwatech Radio and Electronic School conducted the training which focused on both theory and practical. About twenty participants involving both genders attended the short course to learn how to fix high frequency (HF) radios…

RDP making changes to rural communities

With roughly 80% of Solomon Islanders living in rural communities scattered over 90 inhabited islands and isolated locations, access to services and basic infrastructure such as clean water is limited. Since 2008, the Rural Development Program (RDP) has been implementing a community-driven development approach in more than 90% of the country’s rural wards. The program…

Delegation visits Bougainville

A delegation consisted of traditional leaders, Lauru Land Conference of Tribal Communities and provincial Government representatives from Choiseul Province recently went to Bougainville to hold preliminary discussion with autonomous Bougainville Government Peace and reconciliation Office for a border traditional leaders meeting concerning the situations of Bougainville Crisis effects and process to carry out reconciliation at…

Manepora’a: SI economic status is safe

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Are’Are and Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey (MLHS) Andrew Manepora’a in his speech before the floor of the parliament, assures the house the country’s economy has a positive outlook despite the global economy being gloomy. Manepora’a stated that most of the bigger economies are running into recession, therefore…

Choiseul remote communities review work

Travelling for up to a day in open boats exposed to rain and wind, community leaders from across Choiseul Province in the Solomon Islands gathered to discuss the progress of a partnership that has become a model for the Pacific Region. “Thank you for travelling afar to join us this week in Choiseul! It signifies…

Five years for rape

You violated the trust of the girl’s parents, accused told A MAN who raped his 14-year-old niece two years ago in a Guadalcanal village was jailed for five years in the High Court, on Tuesday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer told the accused, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, he…

Mbike accused seeks bail variation

THE man accused of the Mbike Island shooting, Central Province last year is seeking to vary one of his bail conditions. He appeared on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter was further adjourned to Monday next week. This is to allow the prosecution and defence to come with an agreement to vary…

Suspect yet be arrested after hitting wife

THE suspect from Ulawa Island who struck her partner with a timber during the Easter weekend is yet to be arrested by police. Makira Provincial Police Commander Richard Hane revealed this to the Solomon Star, Tuesday. The incident was occurred at Rehia village on Easter Saturday following an argument. As a result she was hospitalised…

Pre-trial hearing in fraud case

A PRE-TRIAL conference will be conducted next on the case of the man who allegedly defrauded the government of $7.3 million from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika fixed 11 May for the pre-trial conference. John Biliki, 45, of Choiseul had earlier denied the charges against him. The charges were…

Rape trial aborted

A MAN facing a rape and buggery/unnatural sex charge at the High Court has been acquitted yesterday after the girl changed her story. This would be the second rape case this month that has been acquitted because the alleged victim decided to change her story. The matter was listed for trial before Chief Justice Sir…