Community prepares for disaster in mock exercise

AS part of a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan, mock exercise has been conducted at Koleasi in North East Guadalcanal recently by World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI). A statement from World Vision said, since last year’s devastating floods, World Vision has been working to help Guadalcanal communities prepare for disasters. The project, funded by the…

FFA centre turns courtroom for IUU practice cases

PACIFIC prosecutors and Fisheries officials are putting Illegal fishers on trial this week. They’ve transformed the FFA Conference Centre venue into a moot-courtroom with role plays around scenarios involving illegal fishing boats accused of breaking their license rules in Pacific EEZs. FFA’s MCS Policy Advisor Peter Graham became courtroom bailiff and Legal Advisors Dr Filimon…

World Toilet Day 2015: new World Bank report finds severe lack of access to water & sanitation

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Beauty pageant parade today

THE main event for the Miss Solomon Beauty Pageant will start today with a float parade from Rove to Lawson Tama stadium. The parade is expected to be colourful as eight contestants will make their public appearance on each float along the main road to Lawson Tama. Leading the parade will be Miss Red Mason,…

MSG investment roadshow and trade fair underway

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Lomo: Take me to court

Sacked PS defends his personal wealth A SACKED permanent secretary has challenged those who accused him of amassing his properties using stolen public funds to take him to court. Francis Lomo, who was terminated in June this year from the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation, was speaking for the first time…

No trial date yet for Aipia case

NO new trial date has been fixed yesterday on the case of Dr Reginald Aipia accused of catching and retaining beche-de-mer for export during the ban period. This was because Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota, who was supposed to set down the date, was not available yesterday as he was reportedly sick. Magistrate Augustine Aulanga adjourned…

Kola trial starts

THE court has started hearing evidences into the traffic case against former Deputy Police Commissioner Walter Kola, Tuesday. The trial is in relation to the charges of careless & inconsiderate driving and failing to stop and report. Prosecution called seven witnesses and will call its key witnesses once he arrives from the province. The defence…