Concern over logging threat

West Isa Eco Tourism Association (WIETA) in Kia, Isabel Province had raised deep concern over growing number of logging companies operating in that region which poses threat to tourism there. The concern was raised last week during a two days meeting organised by the association held at one of the newly built eco lodge known…

HOMES DAMAGED

16 houses badly destroyed in East Malaita by Pam A TOTAL of 16 houses have been reported badly destroyed and blown to the ground in East Malaita when cyclone Pam swept through the country fortnight ago. Thats according to Enoch Idui, a chairman of Faumamanu Secondary School in East kwara’ae. Speaking to this paper late…

Russells accused remanded

TWO men facing separate criminal offences in the Russells, Central Province, have been remanded yesterday. The first accused, Arnold Wate, of Malaita in his twenties was charged with arson for allegedly burning down a leaf hut kitchen. He allegedly lit a dead coconut frond and lit the kitchen hut on 4 March, 2015 at a…

Assessment team deployed to Reefs

A DISASTER assessment team based in Lata, Temotu Province had been deployed to the Reef Islands yesterday following damages caused by cyclone Pam over the weekend. This was confirmed by the Temotu Provincial Premier Baddley Soakifono. He said the team will conduct assessment on damages caused to food gardens, tree plants, homes and properties. Following…

Girl cheats death in car accident

A YOUNG girl survived with only minor injuries after being hit by a car in the heart of China Town, Central Honiara yesterday morning. According to witnesses, a white cab (taxi) tried to evade the traffic queu heading toward the old China bridge by taking the opposite lane when it hit the girl who was…

PIF chief meets Opposition Leader

THE visiting Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor yesterday met briefly with the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Group Jeremiah Manele. Dame Meg during the meeting, briefed the Leader of Opposition on the preparations of the PIF leaders meeting to be held in Papua New Guinea, September this year. She said, the…

Opposition shares condolence to Vanuatu

Following the devastation caused by tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu over the weekend, the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Group Jeremiah Manele has joined others to convey his condolences to the Government and people of Vanuatu. Mr Manele, in a letter to Vanuatu’s Prime Minister this week conveyed his sincere condolences on behalf of the…

Work on tallest building here further delayed

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Tooth-brushing awareness in schools

THE awareness program on tooth-brushing that was launched last month at Kukum Seventh Day Adventist School will be conducted at various schools in Honiara next week. The dental department within the Ministry of Health and Medical service in partnership with Colgate Palmolive Limited Fiji will be conducting the awareness in all primary schools around the…