Member countries confirmed for MSG

Five Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries have confirmed their participation in the upcoming meeting to be host by the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Besides these five members of the MSG countries, Indonesia will also participate as usual as an observer, whereas West Papuan presence is an effort of membership plea within the…

Taro trial to close June 24

CLOSING submissions into the case of a top female police officer accused of stealing $100,000 belonging to her husband’s tribe will be made in court on June 24. This followed the completion of the trial on Wednesday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Florence Taro stood tried in the hearing for two counts of larceny in…

Blood donor day Monday

World blood donor day will be celebrated in Honiara on Monday with a number of activities. Speaking to the media yesterday, the head of medical laboratory Alfred Dofai said the event will be celebrated on the theme “Thank You for Saving My Life” highlighting the appreciation of those who have been saved by blood donors.…

Call to speed up development

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Farmers hit back at cocoa record

A GROUP of farmers from within the Kirakira station have criticized the cocoa record story that was headlined on this paper on Monday. They told the Solomon Star that the article was framed to over shadow their demand to replace the extension officer in charge at the Kirakira agriculture extension office. “We are not happy…

Blood in demand

THE blood bank at the National Referral Hospital is continuously running low of blood supply to meet the demand. This was revealed by the Medical Lab Manager at National Referral Hospital Donald Tahani in press conference on Thursday. He said currently there is a huge difference between the amount of blood collected and the amount…

Ramohia says ‘Dalgro given road contract’

MALAITA premier Peter Ramohia says his executive was told Dalgro was awarded the contract to upgrade and tar-seal roads in Auki. Mr Ramohia said Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Moses Virivolomo relayed the news to him and his executive members during a meeting in Honiara last week. “During the meeting, Mr…

Flood victims call for intervention

A MEMBER of the displaced victim of April flood has appealed to responsible leaders to intervene and sort out the ongoing land dispute at April Hill in East Honiara. Speaking to the Solomon Star, a 63 year old man who wants to remain anonymous due to security reasons claimed the conflict over landownership at April…

Community helpers end training

BE confident because you are a very important asset of the governments’ structure in the Rural Development Programme to support our rural communities. This was highlighted by the Under Secretary Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination Roy Mae. He was speaking during the closing of the second training for Technical Community Helper (TCH) yesterday…