Man in custody for wounding wife

A MAN from Harosi in Makira Province has been arrested and remanded in custody for allegedly wounding his wife. Kirakira staff sergeant Jackson Gapu said the man used a knife during a domestic row and allegedly wounded his wife with the knife. “This incident should send a clear signal that taking anger on wives violently…

New conservation group formed here

A NEW Community Conservation Association has been formed on the West Coast of Makira Island. The Tawatana Community Conservation Development Association (TCCDA) was formally constituted in October last year and has now received their Certificate of Incorporation from the Solomon Islands Registrar of Companies. The Associations chairman, Zebulon Rodomoi said:  “We are excited to have…

Asian market vital for SI

The Solomon Islands needs to take full advantage of the growing Asian market as it seeks to expand its economic base. A recent report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shown that there is rising demand in Asia for goods originating from the Pacific. “There has been a huge expansion, especially in primary…

Tanakuku cannot host students: Parent

STUDENT’s intakes for form one at Tanakuku community high school in northwest Guale have raised concerns over the school’s incapability to hot secondary students. Students and parents say the school enrolled 50 students for form one this year, but it has no buildings prepared for the students. Peter Chikai said most of the students’ needs…

Gizo steps up fight to keep out giant snail

MINISTER of Agriculture in the Western Provincial government Wayne Maepio supports the initiative of the Bio-security Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to step up the fight to reduce and eradicate the African Giant Snail. Mr Maepio made the comments during a meeting in Gizo last week. Supporting the sentiments, Gizo quarantine officer…

‘Stop the disunity, walk the talk’

A CONCERN man in Auki town is calling on the newly formed Malaita executive to put out their differences and worked together for the betterment of the province. Robert Unu said there is not time for unnecessary disagreements. “Members of the executive should work together and stop their disagreements. That is just one post, teamwork…