Wogasia festival kicks off weekend

THE Wogasia festival on Santa Catalina in Makira/Ulawa Province will kick off this Sunday. George Ipileni, coordinator for Catalina Cultural Centre told the Solomon Star from  SantaCatalina yesterday that the two days event will be staged on a small coral island in Santa Catalina. Mr Ipileni said the preparation towards the annual festival is underway…

Australia awards scholarship application closing

The 2016 Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) which is currently accepting applications from Solomon Islanders and who are interested in studying abroad at selected Pacific universities will soon close. A statement from the Australian Government yesterday said, the scholarships will provide successful applicants with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and…

Choral festival returns

Pasifika Events in collaboration with Solomon Voices is underway with preparations for the upcoming “Our Telekom Solomon Island Choral Festival 2015” an event launched last year aimed at bringing together students from around Honiara and across the country to form an immense choir that performs inspirational songs and dances for three nights. This is an…

Hunikera case adjourned

THE pre-trial conference on the case of the former provincial police commander of Guadalcanal Daniel Hunikera has been further adjourned to tomorrow. The court heard that the pre-trial conference documents were already sent to the defence counsel and he is yet to make a response. The hearing was supposed to take place yesterday but since…

Mine appeal hearing ends

NO date has been fixed for the ruling of the appeal case which Sumitomo Ltd lodged, challenging last year’s High Court ruling of its case against Axiom Mining Ltd. The two weeks hearing before the Court of Appeal completed on Friday last week in the High Court. It was heard by a three-panel judge –…

Unveiling of new Auki Police station today

THE newly constructed Auki police station will be officially opened today. This was confirmed by the Malaita Provincial police Commander (PPC) in Auki Alfred Uiga yesterday. Mr Uiga said, the police officials in Honiara, Malaita Provincial Government officials, local chiefs, Church leaders and community leaders are expected to attend the event today. Guests from Honiara…