Ports hub proposed for Tulagi

The Central Provincial Government (CPG) in conjunction with the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has proposed that another Ports hub will be built in Tulagi. This which will act as a tranship port for international cargo liners for cargo distribution to the smaller South Pacific countries such as Tuvalu, Kiribati and other Micronesian countries. The…

ACOM ECE teachers UK bound

Four early childhood teachers of the Anglican church of Melanesia Education authority will be travelling to London this coming Thursday for a four weeks literacy attachment in England. The teachers were selected from Saint Nicholas Primary school, Norman Palmer School, Saint Francis Vaturanga, and Taroniara. While in the UK the teachers will have the chance…

No plea from murder suspects

TWO MEN facing the murder of a young man found floating at Lungga Creek, East Honiara did not take their pleas as anticipated on Monday. Yesterday’s appearance was for pleas to be entered and for the indication of the type of preliminary inquiry to be conducted the accused’s case. However, since the prosecution had just…

Youths dance competition ends successfully

The dance competition that was hosted by the Youth @ Work team last Friday has ended successfully. This was confirmed to the Solomon Star by the Youth Market Entertainment officer, Losana Ghukuna yesterday. “The competition coincides with the World Environment Day with the theme ‘Best Solution, No Pollution’.  “It was very successful and the winner…

Court officer faces embezzlement charge

A trial has started on Monday into the case of the High Court officer who allegedly used $20,000 of High Court funds for his own use. Patterson Pou, who is the office manager at the time of the alleged offending, is standing trial for one count of embezzlement before Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota. First prosecution…

Man to be sentenced for assaulting wife

The court will tomorrow sentence a man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife on two occasions last year. This followed the sentencing submission and mitigation yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The court heard on one occasion Emmanuel Fakaia threw a sandal at his wife resulting in her receiving injury on her face. Police…

School lauds Taiwan’s donation

Gwaigeo Community High School has acknowledged Taiwanese Government for its donation of school materials to the school on Wednesday. The donation was part of the partnership of the Solomon Island Government with the Taiwan Government for promoting a successful and brighter future for the students and the country. The donation followed a visit last week…

Two confirmed for Lake Tegano bye-election

TWO candidates have been confirmed to contest Lake Tegano ward two bye-election on Rennell Island, Renbel Province on July 2. This was revealed by Premier for Renbel Province, Collin Suatai Singamoa to Solomon Star yesterday. Speaking from Tingoa station yesterday he said, since the closing date last week two person have been confirm to contest…

Govt hosts ocean management summit

An Ocean Summit jointly organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Environment and MACBIO Project will be held in Honiara today. Policy Secretary for Resources Sector in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Chris Vehe said the summit to be opened by Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare will discuss and define the nature and role…