Rural farmers commend MAL

Local rural farmers’ who took part in the field day held at Dala South Community, West Kwara’ae, Malaita province on Wednesday has commended the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) for the initiative. The field day was an opportunity for farmers in the central region of the province to come together at the venue to…

APSD reopens

The Asia Pacific Sustainable Development (APSD) rural training centre(RTC) based at Gwaigeo near Fiu village, West Kwara’ae, Malaita province has reopened itsdoors after suspending classes for two years. Former premier of Malaita province and the principal of the centre Reuben Moli in an interview with Solomon Star at the Centre on Thursday said the centre…

VC: SINU was established for a purpose

THE main purpose for establishing the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) is to address the tertiary training needs of Solomon Islands. “That is our priority,” SINU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Glynn Galo remarked at the university’s annual open day on Thursday. The one day event was held at the Kukum campus field to showcase all…

Axiom welcomes court ruling

CHIEF executive officer of Axiom Mining Ryan Mount last night welcomed a High Court ruling that recognised his company’s lease over the Kolosori land, site of the controversial Isabel nickel prospect. Commissioner John Brown has ruled that AxiomKB’s lease over the Kolosori land and its Prospecting Licence over the same area are valid—a clear win…

Measles slowly rescinding

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has confirmed that measles cases are slowly decreasing after the vaccination campaign was boosted in recent weeks. Doctors from the ministry of health said severe cases are still at the hospital for treatment, but the numbers seeking medical attention are going down. However, they warned people to…

Mining battle ends, Court rejects Sumitomo bid

THE High Court has rejected a bid Japanese mining giant Sumitomo Ltd brought against Australian firm Axiom Ltd, the national government, and some Isabel landowners. This was over nickel prospecting rights in Isabel Province. Sumitomo filed the case after the then Minister of Mines and Energy cancelled its preliminary Letter of Intent for nickel prospecting…

Three teachers get tickets for Japan

THREE school teachers yesterday received air tickets to travel to Japan for further studies. Dorothy Hicks Hatamane, Patricia Zazo and John Mark Dovere were chosen out of around 40 applicants for the Japanese scholarships funded by the Japanese government. The three will undertake school management, Curriculum Development in Earth Science and Education Chemistry courses. The…

Six arrested for school dormitory break-in

TULAGI police have arrested six men last week in connection to a break- in at Siota Provincial Secondary School, Central Province last Friday. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Fred Satu alleged that a total of 15 youths from Belaga village involved in the incident. They were suspected of breaking in the school compound and entered students’…

Fiji’s PM congratulated

Fiji’s newly elected Prime Minister Rear Admiral (retire) Voreqe Bainimarama has been congratulated by the country’s caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. In a letter to Mr Bainimarama, Mr Lilo has also joined leaders around the world in congratulating the Fiji Prime Minister on behalf of the Government and people of Solomon Islands. “I warmly…