Traditional knowledge seminar underway

THE Ministry of Culture and Tourism opened a workshop on Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions at the OG conference room at the Jehiel Kwaimani Building in Honiara, Monday. Speaking at the opening, Director of Culture Dennis Marita said: “This is the first time that any workshop on this important subject is held in our country.”…

Marovo villagers end governance seminar

CHIEFS and members of the Marovo Council of Chiefs (MCC) completed a three-day follow-up governance workshop at Chubikopi Village, Marovo Island, recently. The purpose of the workshop is to provide chiefs and leaders in the communities knowledge on governance responsibilities and to further empower them of their customary roles and responsibilities. The workshop was funded…

Proposed bus meeting called off

The proposed meeting to discuss issues faced by local bus owners in Honiara with the stakeholders failed to eventuate on Tuesday due to lack of attendance by the local bus owners. After the shocking five hours strike by bus drivers and conductors on Monday, an agreement was reached for a meeting with the stakeholders to…

Asian bus owners under spotlight

Drivers stage protest LOCAL bus drives and conductors showed their frustration last Monday towards the continuing increase in the number of Asian-owned buses operating in Honiara by staging a five-hour protest. They took the law into their own hands when they decided to stop working for more than five hours in protest to the issue.…

Murder accused to be tried in High Court

A MAN accused of killing a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in north-west Guadalcanal last year has been committed to stand trial at the High Court. The decision followed a short form preliminary inquiry conducted on the case of Francis Au yesterday after he entered a not guilty plea to the murder charge against him.…

APID: West Rennell is still yours

The Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) has clarified amidst mass controversial debate to its land acquisition process to it’s propose mining tenements in West Rennell that it does not take away the rights of landowners. Rather is there to work together in developing the province for a better and brighter province with good economy that…

Boso trial fails to proceed

HE trial on the case of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural Development, Selina Boso did not proceed on Monday. This was because Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota,who was supposed to hear the trial, was not available. He is currently overseas. The trial was listed for five days, and was supposed to start on…

Father to plea on Aug 10

THE man who allegedly raped his daughter in April this year at a plantation in East Guadalcanal will enter his plea on August 10. This was after prosecution withdrew the charge of incest yesterday and maintained the rape charge. The 65-year-old father from Temotu was initially charged with one count of rape and another count…

SISA to help appeal against NTC’s decision

THE Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive at the University of South Pacific in Fiji has agreed to stand with the students on the termination and suspension list and agreed to appeal the decision. This was revealed by the SISA president, Anthony Maelasi according to information this paper received. Reports reaching this paper said that…