Tourism training for Isabel operators successful

A FOUR days training funded by Live&Learn in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has ended successfully in Isabel Province last week. It was organised at two different venues namely Lololeheo Homestay and Boletei, Havulei Ward and was attended by nearly 42 participants. About 24 participants attended the training held at Lololeheo…

Yow: Consultants are paid by ADB

SIPA defends review SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer has defended a Singaporean consultancy firm engaged by the authority to review its activities. Collin Yow spoke out after SIPA workers issued a 28-day strike notice and demanding the termination of consultants International Business Partners (IBP). Workers also claimed SIPA is paying dearly for…

Announcement of political appointees

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government has now released the names of its first lot of Political Appointees (PAs). And as part of its policy it will be publishing the names of its Political Appointees in a series of issues in the Solomon Star this week. A statement from the Prime Ministers Office said,…

Alleged dormitory intruder pleads not guilty

One of the five young men who allegedly broke into a girl’s dormitory at Ruavatu Secondary School in Northwest Guadalcanal has denied allegations against him. Casper Sade on Monday pleaded not guilty to one count of house break-in and one count of criminal trespass before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. His co-accused Alfred Tavoria will take…

US to provide disaster assistance

The Government of the United States (US) expresses its support for the people of Vanuatu, as well as those affected in Solomon Islands, following the distraction wracked by Cyclone Pam. In a statement yesterday the US government said; “We give condolences to the families who lost loved ones due to the cyclone or who have…

Bail denied for Westpac allege robbers

Bail has been refused for the men accused of the Westpac robbery incident. Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo yesterday refused the bail application for the seven men saying evidence shows that all of them are a flight risk. “Whilst I accept and took into account the submissions made by the Learned Defence Counsels on behalf of…

Call to fix Kojuku bridge

VILLAGERS of various communities within the Vaturanga area in North West Guadalcanal are calling on responsible authorities to help mend the old and degrading Kojuku bridge. This came after it was heavily hit by the continuous wet weather conditions experienced in the country the past two weeks. Speaking to this paper on Monday, North Guadalcanal…

Woman faces court for false pretence

A woman from Central Islands Province accused of obtaining more than $40,000 under false pretence appeared in the Honiara magistrates’ court, Monday. Cathy Roy is facing five counts of false pretence. Police alleged that between June and July 2014, Roy of JR Construction & Property Real Estate Company obtained $44,600.67 by false pretence. It was…