Wife turns husband to police

POLICE in Gizo, Western Province, have arrested and charged a male adult for allegedly producing homebrew in the township after the suspect’s wife reported the matter to the police. Police confiscated a 20-litre bucket and 70-litre bucket of the illegal homebrew when they arrested the suspect at his home in Gizo on Thursday. The suspect…

NEW BIOCHEMISTRY ANALYSER FOR NRH

The National Referral Hospital [NRH]’s Medical Laboratory has installed a new biochemistry analyser on 8th August by the factory engineer, Mr Li Xianbo. ‘’The installation of the analyser is to replace the old one which was in use for more than 10 years’’, said Director of Medical Laboratory, Mr Alfred Dofai. The new analyser is…

Bridge workers want payment

WORKERS of Asimana bridge maintenance contract have demanded the contractor and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to pay up their outstanding payments by the end of this month. The workers had already completed the bridge repair works but no payments were given to them since early June this year. Reports reaching Solomon Star Auki…

Public reminded of beche-de-mer ban

THE public has again been warned to respect the current bech-de mer (Sea Cucumber) ban following the confiscation of more than 50 kilograms of dried beche-de mer at a warehouse in Auki, Malaita Province. A combined raid by Compliance officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Police on a warehouse at the Malaita Provincial capital…

Ramohia unveils Malaita Day theme

MALAITA premier Peter Ramohia has unveiled his province’s Second Appointed Day theme ahead of the August 15 celebrations. “Embarking on community governance and customary land reform as strategy for sustainable development of Malaita Province” is the theme. A few weeks ago, the public raised questions about what could be the theme for this year’s celebration…

SIAVRTC hails partnership

SOLOMON Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) has acknowledged the Solomon Islands government partnership with the Japanese governments which has transpired in development assistance programs for rural training centres. The Japanese government over the years since establishment worked in partnership with the Solomon Islands government continued to provide assistance to schools and communities…

Reconnecting his family ties in SI

NOAH Jarrah, a university student studying in the US, was recently visiting his grandparents in Honiara. He represented the 4th generation of his family connected to the Solomon Islands for over 63 years. Noah’s great grandfather, Alvin Blum, served as a medical officer in the South Pacific during World War II and returned to the…

Youths end training

MORE than 30 youths around Honiara have successfully completed a youth innovation workshop on Wednesday. The “Solomon Islands Youth Innovation Training and Planning Workshop was funded and organised by United Nations Peace-building Fund (UNPBF) project. The workshop introduced participants to the concept of innovation to help them understand entrepreneurship, social innovation and peace-building whilst sharing…