Seven years behind bars for Rex

A seven-year imprisonment term has been imposed last Friday for the man who attacked another man with a knife last year. Guadalcanal man, Rex Teghakrakamana was sentenced after his conviction of one count of grievous harm charge. He pleaded guilty to the charge in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court last year after the charge was reduced…

Guadalcanal marks big day

Guadalcanal Province on Friday marked its second appointed day at Kavuare, Kakabona. Guest of honor, Minister for Provincial Government and Institution Strengthening Duddley Kopu during the ceremony said occasion marks a time when the provincial government and its people can celebrate the achievements and successes. “Big or small, you have endured many challenges in your…

WASH Officers return from Aussie with action plan

Ministry of Health Officials under the Rural WASH Program together with the Solomon Waters officer who have recently undertook a month long training in Australia have presented their Action plan report to the Environmental health department last Friday. The team led by the Ministry of Health Research and training Officer Leonard Olivera undertook a month…

KOICA sends 5 for further training

Five locals have been awarded scholarships to undertake long term and short term trainings in Korea. Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) yesterday presented the scholarship recipients their awards and held a pre-departure briefing at the KOICA office. The five are Jenifer Kela (short term training on Aviation security and safety), Oliver Oli and Cliff Sekepae…

Mataniko clean-up press on despite funding delay

THE Mataniko River Cleaning up program will be delayed until next year due to the delay allocating funds for the activity. Program Coordinator Debra Pitakaka said that while waiting for funds availability, her office was in a process of contracting local contractors especially those living up and down Stream of Mataniko River. “The actual cleaning…

Gao Bugotu Leaders Forum adopts development plan

The Gao Bugotu Constituency Leaders Forum ended on high note yesterday (Friday) with the adoption of the Gao Bugotu Constituency Development Plan 2015-2018. Member of Parliament for Gao Bugotu Samuel Manetoali said the adoption of the resolution will pave the way for the implementation of projects and other developments in the constituency within the next…

HCC executive briefed on Premiers Conference

The Honiara City Council (HCC) executive has been given insights about the progress of the Premiers conference preparations The Local Organising Committee (LOC) responsible for the conference’s preparations, presented to the council’s executive a progressive report and an overview of the plans and activities. Chairman of LOC Maesac Suia said, since the Guadalcanal Province and…

Mining the way forward

Extracting bauxite ore in Rennell is a way forward for Rennell and Bellona province in eradicating the many socio-economic problems, says William Tino, one of the landowner trustees. In terms of economic revenue, improve a sustainable livelihood and to address many of social-economic problems with unemployment, bauxite mining is one way forward, he said. “Utilization…

MP plans to sue paper

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism (MCT) plans to file a law suit against the Island Sun newspaper over what he described as defamatory and false allegation made against him in the paper. Bartholomew Parapolo who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gela Constituency was accused of purchasing a property, worth more than $700,000 at…

PIB denies making insurance payment

PACIFIC Insurance Brokers Limited (PIB) has denied claims made by the Parliamentary Opposition yesterday in relation to the $3.7 million, allegedly paid out to Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL). The opposition in deploring reports that the Government had already made payment to Aggressor Solomons Limited claimed they were reliably informed that PIB had already paid insurance…