More rioters arrested

More than 50 people have been arrested in relations to Friday night’s rioting and looting at the King George area, East Honiara. The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) media unit last night reported that police was able to restored order in and around the eastern part of Honiara. During Friday night’s unfortunate incident a…

KFPL conducts employment awareness in Rannogah

Kolobangara Forestry Products Limited (KFPL) held four days of employment and recruitment awareness on Rannogah Island, Western province last week. The awareness program was aimed at giving information on the right procedure people in the rural area can following if they want to work for KFPL and in the tree plantations. The awareness program started…

COM launches second website

Church of Melanesia (COM) in Solomon Island on Friday officially re-launched a new church website at its head office in Honiara. The website was relaunched after its first church website was not working properly and was never recognised by Anglican Church members. Relaunching of website was aimed to reconnects Anglican members in Solomon Island, Vanuatu,…

More females join CSSI

As part of upholding gender equality, the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) last Friday welcomed four new females who were amongst 35 officers who passed out after completing 12 weeks of training. The CSSI officers undertook their training at Rove headquarter in Honiara. Undersecretary of the ministry of police, national security and correctional service…

CSSI improvements highlighted

The Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI) has shown great improvement and major development within its organisation. This was revealed by the undersecretary of the ministry of police, national security and correctional service during the graduation of new 35 new officers last Friday. Undersecretary Stephen Maesiola said that there are great developments being witnessed…

South Sea Islanders panel discussion held successfully

A panel discussion of the Australian South Sea Islanders was held successfully over the weekend at the Solomon Islands National Museum auditorium in Honiara. Director of the Solomon Islands National Museum Tony Heorake said the discussion was organized by the National Museum to mark the world museum day. The Australian South Sea Islanders (blackbirding) story…

Commonwealth ministers to meet on global health priorities

When they meet in Geneva this week, health ministers from across the 53-nation Commonwealth community will put national and global health policy priorities front and centre. That will include strengthening public health systems, immunisation, nutrition, and communicable and non-communicable diseases. The Commonwealth health ministers meeting comes as governments worldwide look to agree new targets to…

International museum day celebrated

The history of Black birding and Australia South Islanders is known very little in education curriculum of Solomon Island. These were the words of minister of culture and tourism Samuel Manetoali in his official speech opening of the international museum day last Friday in Honiara. Mr Manetoali said the national museum realised Black Birding history…

Salesian sisters assist flashflood victims

The Salesian Sisters at Henderson assisted the two Catholic communities in the Good Shepherd Parish at Tenaru on Saturday. These communities were Ando and Kolina after the flash flood survey by seminarians from HNMS.  The relief aid fund was given by the ASMOAF (Australian Salesian Mission Overseas Aid Fund) to the Salesian Sisters.  The combination…

Soltuna plans to increase prizes

Local tuna company Soltuna is planning to increase its prizes in future draws to help families in the country. Sotuna marketing manager Kenwood Harry revealed this to the Solomon Star last week during the handing over of cash prizes to three wining participants at company ware house last week. Each winner walked away with $4,000…