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    Men on rape charge, in court next month

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THREE men charged with raping a girl under 15 years of age will appear again at the High court on May 21, 2021 before Justice Maelyn Bird. The three men are facing a...

    Court imposes $500 fine on man convicted of making homebrew

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA PRINCIPAL Magistrate Felix Hollison has imposed a fine of $500 on a man who plead guilty of brewing homebrew on April 5, 2018 at a village in Isabel province. The accused man Cameron...

    Third conservation area for leatherback turtle in Isabel

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    BY CHARLES KADAMANA Kolebara descendents of Isabel province have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the provincial government and The Nature Conservation (TNC) to conserve leatherback turtle at Litogahira. The MOU was signed by Premier...

    Mangrove planting could help protect Solomon Islands community against rising sea level

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU The coastal community of Nagoibo on Santa Isabel Province in Solomon Islands is one of the most vulnerable places in the country to the impacts of climate change. It is threatened by...

    No monitoring, No knowledge of logging damages in Solomon Islands

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU Communities in Solomon Islands are worried that lack of effective monitoring mechanisms and safe environmental practices by stakeholders are preventing authorities from understanding the full extent of environmental damage brought about by the rampant...

    4 months jail for indecent assault

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A man from Kia in Isabel province has been sentenced to eight months but will only serve four months in jail for indecently assaulting a woman at Varagia in Isabel province on...

    Turtle harvesting ground turned into safe sanctuary

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    BY IAN KAUKUI WHAT used to be a turtle slaughtering ground for a coastal community in the Solomon Islands in the past is now a safe sanctuary for the leatherback, the largest sea turtle species...

    Five arrested for Jejevo incident now charged

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA POLICE have finally charged the five men arrested for the incident which occurred on March 8 2021 at Jejevo, Katova Isabel province this week. Police said the five suspects have been charged for...

    San Jorge nickel ores pose no risk

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO The more than 70,000 metric tonnes of nickel ores lying idle on San Jorge, Isabel province doesn’t pose any high risk to human lives. Director of Mines, Nicholas Biliki revealed this to journalists...

    Mining company jumps the gun in Isabel

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO SOLOMON Islands Resources Company (SIRC) has constructed wharf, pad and road in Suma, Isabel province without a Mining Lease (ML) to extract nickel. Minister of Mines and Mineral is mandated to grant ML...