Huge potential for coconut here

The Trade Expo Solomon Islands Committee last week began a series of visitation to local producers as part of the committee’s preparation for this year’s Trade Expo. Mid this week the chairman of the local organizing Committee, Redley Raramo met with the Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands Management team at their home at Lungga and having…

Trade expo 2014 moved

The 2014 Trade Expo Solomon Islands Committee Chairman Redley Raramo says his committee has agreed to move the Trade Expo to 6th – 11th July 2014. “The reason was for convenient purposes,” Raramo explained. “The Trade Expo was initially planned to begin on Friday 4th to 9th July, but the committee wanted to involve everyone…

Health talk for Faiako students

Students of Faiako Primary School in West Kwara’ae were fortunate to have received a visit and health talk from the YOPP Project Team from Save the Children. Project Facilitator Jerry Malefo told the Sunday Star that the awareness program was part of Save The Children’s Community and Health outreach programme. “We provide health awareness and…

Rotary donates new baby packs

A newborn baby is a celebration for everyone in a family, and Rotary are joining in these cheers by a donation of newborn packs at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Tetare, Guadalcanal.  These packs, designed to make life a little cosier for the bubs, included a tote bag filled with things a newborn may need,…

Reporters take a lesson in tweeting their news

Fiji journalist Serafina Silaitoga can barely wait to get home to start blogging and tweeting. She has had a crash course in social media as part of a five-week program that has visited the Border Friday. The Fiji Times bureau chief is one of 11 south-west Pacific journalists on a five-week professional development program tour…

Youths lead the way

Ten youths are now taking the lead in the fight against all forms of domestic violence in the country. Three males and seven female of ages between 14-19 after training on Gender Based Violence Sensitization (GBVS), are now qualified to do awareness and advice their peers on violence issues Gladys Tango, 26, expressed her happiness…

Friday night’s rioting is well planned

The rioting that occurred on Friday night seemed well planned and speaks volume of the lawlessness that still exists in the country and especially in certain communities like Burns Creek. Late Friday afternoon, it was reported that certain individuals went and stole some money from one of the shops at the King George area. In…

Why I slapped students

King George VI School principal clarifies action PRINCIPAL of state-owned King George Sixth School Samuel Fangata has admitted he slapped students who were disrespectful and deliberately broke school rules. But he denied swearing at them. Mr Fangata was at the centre of social media discussions in the past days after it was revealed he slapped…

Police crime update

Police arrest rape suspect at Sun Valley GUADALCANAL police arrested a 19-year old man from Malaita in relation to an alleged rape of a 3-year old girl, at the Sun Valley area, over the weekend. Following police investigation, police raided the male suspect’s home at Sun Valley on early Saturday and apprehended him. Police alleged…