Wells are jewels to Islanders

WHILE some people enjoy fresh drinking water from taps at their doorsteps, people in many parts of the country see wells as jewels – precious in ensuring survival. Imagine the most remote small Islands that have no fresh water. The only source of fresh water for drinking, cooking and washing is from dug-out wells. But…

Voting gets underway in Nauru

RNZI: Polling stations are now open in Nauru for the 2016 general election. Nearly eight thousand eligible voters are expected to cast their ballots, Saturday. Sixty seven candidates, four of whom are women, are competing for 19 parliamentary seats across Nauru’s eight multi-member constituencies. Twelve polling stations opened at nine o’clock this morning and will…

Breathalyzer gets first 10

Police chief issues stern warning on drink-driving TEN people have been arrested for drink -driving over the weekend as a result of putting breathalyzers to its first use during a police operation last weekend. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said despite the police warnings, police still apprehend 10 people who were tested over the legal limit.…

Randy making a difference in Fiji

A LOCAL Solomon Islands student studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) in Fiji is now popular there, as he is embarking on a lone journey to raise funds for the victims of the Tropical Cyclone Winston. TC Winston brought devastation and havoc in Fiji , early this year. Randy Chite of Western Province…

West Papua delegation arriving

MEMBERS of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) are arriving in Honiara starting this week, ahead of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders’ Summit next week. This was confirmed to the Solomon Star by Ben Didiomea, one of the West Papua campaigners in the country. They arrived in Honiara on separate flights. The…

Court adjourns robbery case

Four men facing robbery charges will appear again in the Honiara Magistrates Court on July 18. This is to give time for a Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) lawyer to be allocated for one of the accused, Lawrence Liliva. Liliva was previously represented by PSO lawyer George Gray. He is now left without a lawyer after…