Bad weather closes schools

SOME schools in Honiara have been forced to close their doors due to the continuing inclement weather. The Solomon Star was told that some schools postponed classes as of Tuesday. One parent said he had received a text message from the administration of the school his children are attending that classes would be postponed until…

In Court with Assumpta

* Man jailed for hitting brother-in-law with cup* Three-tonne driver’s sentence today* Summons served on duo   Man jailed for hitting brother-in-law with cup A YOUNG man who hit his brother-in-law on the head with a cup during a soccer match on Gela last July was yesterday sentenced to one year in prison. Nelson Bonogo…

In Court with Assumpta

* Alleged fraudster yet to be summoned * Magistrate to inquire into accused’s state of mind  Alleged fraudster yet to be summoned    THE case of a man facing numerous charges of false pretense demanding with menace will be brought back to court on February 16. Ngedea is facing 25 counts of false pretense and 21…

Use of coconut baskets at Gizo market

The use of weaved coconut baskets at the Western provincial capital main market has been popular for over four decades now and it is gaining popularity at the Gizo market. Each day visitors and customers would buy themselves a basket before doing their shopping at the market. The use of coconut baskets is to discourage…

EPLD alumni mourns passing of former chair

Solomon Islands Alumni members of the Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue (EPLD) and the Commonwealth Study Conferences (CSC) are mourning the passing away of one of its senior members Sir Paul Tovua. Sir Paul died in Honiara on Friday 5th February 2021. He was the chair of the Solomon Islands EPLD 2010 local organizing committee. Under…

PM hails donor partners 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has applauded the support rendered by its donors and partners to the country. In his nationwide address Monday, PM said the Government remains very grateful for the support from its donors and partners, especially to the ministry of health that leads our fight against COVID-19. He said since his last…

COVID-19 Vaccine 

AstraZeneca vaccine replaces Pfizer   SOLOMON Islands has missed out on the Pfizer Vaccines for 0.25% of our population but there is still hope as Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare assures the country in his nationwide address, Monday. He said that despite missing out on the Pfizer Vaccines for 0.25% of our population, he is pleased…

More fishing devices for communities in Malaita

THE Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) is expected to deliver more Fishing Aggregate Device (FAD) projects to coastal communities in the province this year. This comes after the Malaita Provincial Government has funded seven (7) FAD projects coastal communities in Malaita through the Malaita Provincial Fisheries office. Malaita Province Government Senior Fisheries officer Mathew Isihanua stated…