Oma affects Visale RTC

THE recent cyclone Oma has destroyed the Visale Rural Training Centre in North West Guadalcanal. North West Guadalcanal Solomon Star Stringer John Toki reported the cyclone has blown out several iron roofing of the school office that provides shelter for all the school materials. Toki said the building cannot withstand the strong wind as a…

OIL SPILL FEAR

PM asks Australia for help By LESLEY SANGA OIL have started spilling from a vessel that run aground on the shores of east Rennell early this month. MV Solomon Trader had been loading bauxite from Bintan’s mining operation on the island when rough seas pushed it aground at Kangava Bay, on the night of 4…

Kwaso brewer jailed

A MAN who confesses to brewing Kwaso at Aekafo, Vara Creek area in Honiara last year has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment on Thursday. Timothy Dau was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of restriction on making liquor which carries a maximum penalty of a fine of 30,000 units, which equivalent to $30,000.00…

Fewer nominations to date

FIFTY candidates have been nominated as of Wednesday this week to contest the 2019 National General Elections. The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala confirmed this at a press conference this week. He said that the figure is not up to their expectations given that its now less than a week…

Malaita govt launch CITREC

MALAITA Provincial Government has launched the Canadian International Training and Education Corp (CITREC) program in Auki, Thursday. The launching was witnessed by Malaita Provincial Assembly Members, executive member and 44 selected students who will be the first Malaita youths to go into CITREC program. Of the 44 students, 12 are females. Speaking at the launching…

Hou meets US govt’s MCC team

CARETAKER Prime Minister Rick Hou has met with the visiting team from the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) mid-week, in Honiara. The MCC team is currently in Honiara to discuss the immediate first steps with the Government to advance the threshold program development with the key coordinating ministries. Prime Minister Hou when welcoming the…