PNA eyes improving access scheme

RNZI – Members of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement are looking at new ways to buy and sell access to fishing days in their areas. A record price of US$13,000 was reached this year for a single day of purse seine fishing during trading beween those PNA nations who needed extra days and those…

Call to urgently resolve flight impasse

THE unresolved current flight impasse affecting air services between Fiji and Solomon Islands over the past six weeks is costly and must be resolved soon prompting calls for urgent dialogue. Dr Transform Aqorau who heads the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) based in Majuro in Marshall Islands in an interview with the Solomon Star…

Efforts to preserving yam, pana, and taro

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MPs pay tribute to Magga

MEMBERS of Parliament on Tuesday paid respect to Temotu Pele MP, who died Monday night in Honiara after a long illness. They gave obituary speeches in parliament. Mr Magga was from Tuwo village in the Reef Islands and was born on the 11th of November 1953. He obtained a Cambridge School Certificate from Selwyn College…

Landowner wants fairness from police, media

A LOCAL resident and landowner at the gold ridge area expressed disappointment over the manner RSIPF responded to the incidents at the Gold Ridge area. John Kuvi said police reacted promptly whilst bigger crimes such as the burning of houses at White River in Honiara during the last month have drawn little attention. “It surprises…

Family Protection Bill receives support

DEBATE on the Family Protection Bill 2014 concludes on Monday. While they showed support, Members of Parliament who contributed to the debate also expressed concern over how the Bill will impact the lives of families when it is implemented. The Member of Parliament for East Choiseul and Chairman of the Bills and Legislation Committee, Manasseh…

Gold Ridge landowners question MP’s silence

CONCERNED Gold Ridge Landowners expressed disappointment over the silence approach taken by the Central Guadalcanal MP and the other seven Guadalcanal Members of Parliament over the Gold Ridge issue. They said the issue has been an ongoing one and their expectation was for their MP to use his political will in relation to the proposed…

Police investigation in Karaina row starts

POLICE have begun investigations into the burning down of two houses at White River as a result of clashes between two ethnic groups over the weekend. The Police Media Unit confirmed on Monday that the situation is now calm after Police intervention over the weekend. The row was reportedly between the Pileni and Reef Islanders…

Rape trial vacated, adjourned

A trial involving a 42-year-old man accused of raping his 19-year-old daughter in 2011 has been vacated in the High Court yesterday. This was because the alleged victim has reportedly left with her husband to a province to attend the death of a family member. The hearing was scheduled to start yesterday before Justice Francis…