Youths dance competition ends successfully

The dance competition that was hosted by the Youth @ Work team last Friday has ended successfully. This was confirmed to the Solomon Star by the Youth Market Entertainment officer, Losana Ghukuna yesterday. “The competition coincides with the World Environment Day with the theme ‘Best Solution, No Pollution’.  “It was very successful and the winner…

Man to be sentenced for assaulting wife

The court will tomorrow sentence a man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife on two occasions last year. This followed the sentencing submission and mitigation yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The court heard on one occasion Emmanuel Fakaia threw a sandal at his wife resulting in her receiving injury on her face. Police…

School lauds Taiwan’s donation

Gwaigeo Community High School has acknowledged Taiwanese Government for its donation of school materials to the school on Wednesday. The donation was part of the partnership of the Solomon Island Government with the Taiwan Government for promoting a successful and brighter future for the students and the country. The donation followed a visit last week…

Two confirmed for Lake Tegano bye-election

TWO candidates have been confirmed to contest Lake Tegano ward two bye-election on Rennell Island, Renbel Province on July 2. This was revealed by Premier for Renbel Province, Collin Suatai Singamoa to Solomon Star yesterday. Speaking from Tingoa station yesterday he said, since the closing date last week two person have been confirm to contest…

Govt hosts ocean management summit

An Ocean Summit jointly organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Environment and MACBIO Project will be held in Honiara today. Policy Secretary for Resources Sector in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Chris Vehe said the summit to be opened by Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare will discuss and define the nature and role…

Landowners hit back at Kalaluma

Tribal land owners of Luhuli land of Mono Islands, in the Western Province described Michael Kalaluma’s continue media attacks on them as hypocrisy. They urged him to go back to Short land to settle allegations he keep preaching on the media about their land. Speaking to this paper John Nauva said, the allegations were actually…

Nagolau sets up Honiara based association

Nagolau village of east Bugotu district in Isabel province has all the reason to look forward to a better future. This came after Nagolau Honiara based community elected their first ever association to work with their community in the village and stakeholders, finding solutions to improve their lives. The elected members are, chairman Cecil Wilson…

Phonics’ workshop held successfully

Last week of June 1st to the 5th, the School of Education and Humanities at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has hosted Kim Whitemore an educator from Australia for the purpose of holding a phonics’ workshop on “Training the Trainers” at Panatina Campus, East Honiara. Mrs Whitmore for the past 10 years worked in the…

Cocoa record

Group of farmers in Makira makes history in cocoa production A SMALL group of cocoa farmers near Kirakira in Makira/Ulawa Province has set a record in Solomon Islands by producing 15 tonnes of cocoa in a matter of month. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MALS) Cash Crop Coordinator within the Extension Division Roy Timothy revealed…