Summon to be served for accused

Prosecution will be serving summon to an alleged rapist to appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on July 8. The 41-year-old man is facing one count of rape where he was accused of raping a 14 year-old girl at a village in Aola, Northeast Guadalcanal in 2012. He did not turn up yesterday and his…

Fake gold case still before court

THE case of involving the more than $1.2 million obtained through the sale of fake gold bars is still before the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. No date has been fixed as of yet for the full trial after voir dire was completed on the case of one of the accused, Jeffery Iro early this year. The…

Tina Hydro landowners defend power project

THE four tribes who own the land where the proposed Tina Hydro will be located have rubbished media statements made by their former Member of Parliament Walton Naezon. A representative of the Kochiabolo tribe, one of the four tribes owning land in the core of the Tina Project, George Vari, said customary land is owned…

Logging worker killed by tree

A YOUNG man believed to be in his 20s was killed after a tree he was cutting down fell on him at Toro logging camp, Makira-Ulawa province. The province’s police commander Richard Hane revealed this to Solomon star yesterday. He said the incident occurred on Sunday. “The deceased was employed as a chainsaw operator for…

Malaria survey next month

THE Malaria Vector Borne Disease Control Program (MVBDP) will conduct a survey to find out the status of malaria in the country and control its outbreak. This will happen next month. Preparation for the survey is currently underway. Malaria indicator survey coordinator Charlie Ghambu said the survey will roll out first in the provinces before…

Fashion De Hapi Isles dresses gov’t workers

GOVERNMENT officers working at the Maritime Division and the High Court (SIHC) were boosted with new official outfits on Monday. This was made possible through Fashion De Hapi Isles which imported the outfits from Fiji. During the official handover, owner Peterson Boso encouraged all government officers to wear their uniforms daily during officially working hours.…

Funding delay worries Isabel

ISABEL Province is worried that the delay of the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) will affect the development and implementation process of the proposed projects for the province. In the event of a likely further delay all the projects will fall behind schedule, Isabel’s provincial secretary John Mark Lokumana said yesterday. Mr Lokumana told the…

Eco-school programme to promote environment

NINE schools in Honiara will be the first to undertake the eco-school programme project aimed at enhancing students and staff knowledge on environmental issues to become environmental stewards. Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Honiara City Council and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are the…

IPAM training underway in Atori

A FOUR-DAY training conducted by Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) for all public servants working in Atori, East Malaita, is currently underway. Sponsored for by the national government and facilitated by IPAM, the training is aimed at re-strengthening the supervision skills of all public servants working within eastern Malaita region. Atori police officer,…

Adolescent activities planned for communities

Ministry of health adolescent health workers are planning to organize a number of adolescent related activities in some of the existing communities in the provinces. This was agreed upon during their discussion last Thursday. These activities and programs will feature STIs awareness, alcohol, marijuana, protection message on gender based violence and teenage pregnancy. Ministry of…