Isabel drinks more alcohol

ISABEL Province consumes more alcohol and kava than any other provinces in the country, a newly released survey report show. The 2012 – 2013 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) report was released yesterday. It revealed Isabel accounts for 14 per cent of the nation’s alcohol beverages consumption rate, followed by Honiara with 12 per…

Police raid black markets, two arrested

POLICE arrested two men after they raided an establishment at Kuso Point and Tropican motel in Honiara on Thursday evening. More than 150 cartons of mix Solbrew beer worth thousands of dollars were confiscated, in one of well-coordinated liquor operations. Honiara city Acting Provincial Police Commander Mathias Lenialu praised his officers for a well done…

2015 Beauty Pageant contestants introduced

THE Miss Solomon Islands Beauty Pageant 2015 was officially launched on Thursday night at the Honiara Hotel, with the introduction and presentation of the seven contestants. They are Therisa Riokana, Lorah George, Gladish Sade, Lovinda Reggie, Dorris Muaki, Beverly Mawhimmey and Amanda Tepo. Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga launched the event in the presence of…

Women urged to work in unity

ANGLICAN women from Hongo and Gaeta districts in Small Ngella have been urged to maintain unity in the work of the Mothers Union. President of Anglican Diocese of the Central Solomons, Margaret Seka uttered this during the official closing ceremony of the Mothers’ Union ministry at Dende village over the weekend. “I would like to…

BSP undergoes system upgrade

BANK South Pacific (BSP) is currently undergoing an upgrade of its systems as a result of the acquisition of the Westpac operations in Solomon Islands on October 30th 2015. A statement from the bank yesterday said; “This will enable BSP to provide higher more robust service levels going forward as well as allow the introduction…

Pacific cocoa needs craft chocolatier support

AUCKLAND,  (RNZI) – A New Zealand chocolate maker says cocoa from Pacific countries can rival that from Central and South America but needs more support from chocolate makers. The Wellington Chocolate Factory’s Gabe Davidson says cocoa exports from the Pacific are typically used for confectionary for which the quality is not as important. But he…

Political appointees’ fate hangs

POLITICAL Appointees (PA) who are cronies to former Ministers who have resigned from the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) are likely to lose their jobs. Political speculations predicted about 17 officers of the 39 political appointees are more likely to be axed from their jobs under the new political leadership reform. The Solomon Star…

Matariu community hailed

National Capital Assistance Commissioner has commended Matariu community in East Honiara for aiding the police in capturing drunkards that disturb police while giving awareness talk to the community over the weekend. Speaking to this paper yesterday Gabriel Manelusi said the attitude shown by the community is a positive step in partnership with the police. On…