Croc kills girl,7

A GIRL, 7, from Manita village in west Bauro, Makira/UlawaProvince, has been the latest victim of crocodile attacks, over the weekend. The girl was playing with her friend at a river mouth where her mother was fishing, when the croc pulled her down into the river. Senior sergeant Peter Sitai of Kirakira police confirmed the…

Plans to engage long-line in VDS

LONGLINE fishing vessels will be the next issue Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) will be targeting to engage in the vessel day scheme (VDS) to generate more revenue for member nations as well as control tuna harvesting in the region. Director of the organisation Dr Transform Aqorau highlighted this yesterday during his presentation at…

SI part of $6million dugong conservation project

SPREP – Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are part of a USD 6 million dollar project spanning five years, to conserve dugongs and sea-grass across the Indian and Pacific Ocean basins. This was announced at the Pacific Joint Preparatory Meeting to the Convention of Biological Diversity COP12, Convention on Migratory Species COP 11 and Ramsar…

Land dispute key setback to Malaita development

LAND dispute is key problem that hampers the many planned developments for Malaita, a provincial member said. Speaking during the opening of a Shell-Money Festival hosted at Busu village during teh weekend, provincial member for Langalanga Lagoon, ward 30, Randal Sifoni said a lot of development plans have been put in place but were never…