Deadly crash

TWO people are dead and two others in serious condition following a fatal early morning accident at Doma, West of Honiara, Monday. The dead were the male driver and a 15 year old student who was sitting at the passenger’s seat in front. Reports reaching the paper said, the accident occurred at around 7.30am after…

Cruise ship workshop held

SOUTH Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has organised a one day cruise ship workshop at Heritage Park Hotel on Monday. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB), Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Inbound tour operators, private sectors and stakeholders attended the workshop. SPTO Marketing Manager, Alisi Lutu who facilitated the workshop said, the aim was to look into…

Biological survey starts today

A TWO weeks first ever biological survey on the highest mountain in Solomon Islands will begin today. A statement from the Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership said, about 40 national, regional and international biodiversity experts will carry out flora and fauna surveys on Mount Popomanacheu in the hinterland of Central Guadalcanal from September 8-23. The…

Chief: Open land for development

CHIEF Charley Salofafo from Gilbert Camp area East Honiara has called on his people of Malaita to open up their customary land for development. Chief Salofafo said, he is making the call in light of his full knowledge that dispute over land ownership had been the main obstacle to development in Malaita Province. “I want…

Cattle on the move

The Democratic Collation for Change (DCC) Government is committed to reviving the cattle industry in the country says the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Dudley Kopu. Mr Kopi said, reviving the cattle industry in the country is one of the priority areas that the government of the day is prioritising as it keen to see…

Order to export illegal harvest

High court ruling to export illegally harvested round logs sets bad precedence, says forestry watchdog   The High Court has allowed a shipment of illegally-harvested round logs to leave the country, setting “a dangerous precedence” for the industry, the judiciary and politics in this country, the Solomon Forest Association has warned. In a statement questioning the…

First youth market celebrated in Choiseul

Youths in Taro, Choiseul province celebrated their first Youth market on Tuesday. The Market took place during the 3 day belated international Youth Day celebration and the opening of the Province’s new Youth Sports Centre in Taro.  There were youth stalls selling youth’s creative products and awareness stalls from the Government and NGOs. Youth in…

Tao may have gone

Skyline director nowhere to be seen A CHINESE man who left an unpaid bill of more than $87,000 with Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara is believed to have slipped out of the country. Jason Liu Tao, of Skyline Investment Group, checked into the hotel on July 4 and was supposed to check out on 31…