Tome’s closing sub, Wednesday

  The former Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, David Tome, accused of converting $80,000 of constituency fund will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for the closing submission on his matter.   Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea will then set a date for the judgment after hearing the closing submissions at 1.30pm today. The…

Balance diet is vital

A SPECIALIST from the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) urges locals from Balasuna areas to eat balance diet every day during meal time. James Yu was speaking at an integrated workshop held at Balasuna in North-East Guadalcanal on Friday. “Its important these days that you eat balance diet to control non communicable disease (NCD) that is…

Farmers attend integrated workshop

MORE than 30 farmers, students and teachers of Balasuna Bible College in North East Guadalcanal attended a one day integrated workshop on Friday. The training was organised by Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) at Balasuna. The workshop offered knowledge on how to manage a farm to reach its maximum production in the most efficient way. The…

Gwounahau road work extended

 THE newly constructed Anorara Taba’a eight kilometer road has been extended further into the mountains in East Kwara’ae, Malaita Province. The graveling of the road has now moved further up Gwounahau village, reports reaching the paper said. Twelve communities will soon have direct access to Malaita provincial capital for the first time as soon as…

NSO meets with FAO reps

THE National Statistics Office (NSO) has met with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recently over the National Agriculture Survey Project 2017 (NASP). The meeting with the FAO representatives is to; ·         Discuss the National Agriculture Survey Project 2017 (NASP) data analysis and report writing including launching and dissemination ·     …

Search & Rescue only coordinates search

      The public is urged to understand the work of Search and Rescue (S&R) as coordinators of collective efforts to rescue or track down missing boats at sea, but not their responsibility to respond instantly to sea tragedies.   That’s according to Bob Ridol of Search & Rescue Office.   Within the office…

NZ’s Helping Hand backs HOH

HEARTS of Hope (HOH) charitable organization based in Malaita province has received a timely donation from the Helping Hand group from New Zealand. Helping Hand has sent a container of clothes, blankets and shoes to Hearts of Hope last week. This timely was made possible through and Jeanette and Mrs Frank Short to Hearts of…

Red carpet welcome for PM in Taipei

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has been accorded a red carpet welcome in Taipei, Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan. The Prime Minister was given a guard of honour at a state ceremony held at the presidential palace on Monday. Prime Minister Houenipwela also held bilateral talks with the ROC Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The Prime Minister…

8 arrested for damage, kwaso brewing

   Police in Malaita Province arrested eight people on 19 May 2018 for alleged damage of properties, using abusive words and brewing of kwaso. It is alleged that on Saturday 19 May 2018, six men in their 20’s and 30’s damaged a kitchen house and a kindergarten school building at Aenakafo, near Malu’u, North Malaita.…

Road work at Independence Valley clarified

WEST Honiara Constituency office on Tuesday has clarified that repair works on the road and drainage system at Independence Valley, White River, West Honiara was made possible through the intervention of the Member of Parliament (MP) Namson Tran. The clarification came following report in the paper yesterday claiming, the work was made possible through a…