Islanders Wants Gov’t to pay visit

PEOPLE of the Lord Howe atolls in Malaita are calling on the Government through its responsible line ministries to visit them,to see first-hand the effects of the Climate Change to their lives. The call was made, during a recent Climate Change workshop organised under the Community Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risk in Solomon Islands…

Kwarea CHS hosts cultural day

A CULTURAL day was hosted by Kwarea Community High School, in West Kwara’ae, Malaita Province. The 2018 Kwarea CHS annual cultural day show was hosted with the theme “Culture Endangered”. It was held successfully at the school compound, despite the pouring rain on Wednesday.   Speaking during the event, the Kwarea CHS principal Godfrey Angisia said…

$7m MACFest preparation

The 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MAFCEST) 2018 preparation is on the right track as the committee is working under a very tight budget of $7 million sourced from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the MACFest chair Andrew Nihopara told the local media on…

ON A MISSION

History as two female officers leave on UN duty to Sudan By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN MINISTER for Police and National Security Moses Garu says the deployment of two female officers to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan, is an inspiration and motivation for other female officers. Mr Garu made this sentiment on Thursday at…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

*Medical report yet to be given to court*Suspended officer on trial for fraud*Magistrate withdraws from rape hearing*Accused challenges police interview Medical report yet to be given to court THE medical report in relation to the case of a man accused of using an axe to strike another man’s head at White River area, West Honiara in…

WORLD CUP KILLING

Accused remanded in police custody By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAN who allegedly stabbed another man to death over a joke made in relation to the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been remanded in custody. Malcolm Folia, who faces one count of murder, has been remanded on Tuesday afternoon in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. He…

CLOUD OVER BIG PROJECT

Work on multi-million dollar mall stopped By ANDREW FANASIA AUTHORITIES have ordered work on a multi-million dollar five-story shopping mall in east Honiara to stop due to environmental concerns. Guadalcanal Province issued the order after AJ Company, which is building the shopping complex at the eastern end of the Lungga bridge, reportedly failed to produce…

Ramohia: Partnership in health delivery vital

PARTNERSHIP is a way forward to improve health services delivery and infrastructure through out Malaita province. The Malaita provincial premier Peter Ramohia uttered the statement when officiating at the official opening of the week-long Malaita health conference, which is under way in Auki this week. Premier Ramohia said to achieve good and proper health infrastructures…

Theme chosen for 2018 Choral festival

THE organisers of this year’s Solomon Islands Schools Choral Festival have released the theme for this year’s School’s Choral Festival. The theme designed by members of the Solomon Voices Choir, is ‘THE POWER IN MUSIC’. According to a statement from organisers, the theme acknowledges the positive transformation that is happening in the Solomon Islands through…