‘Use your royalty payments wisely’

The Ministry of Finance and Treasury is currently processing the much awaited Gold Ridge royalty payment. In light of a payout Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has cautioned the 16 tribes of Gold Ridge who will be receiving their royalty payments this week to spend their money wisely. The payment comes after almost 3 years…

Hatate to get $3m in shipping grant

Hatate Development Company from North West Choiseul this morning will receive $3millionin shipping grant from their outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) Connelly Sandakabatu. Mr Sandakabatu on Wednesday told Solomon Star that he would hand over the grant to the company today. “Today I will handover $3m to Hatate Development Company (HDC) sought from our shipping…

Tourism impacts here

TOURISTS are spending more during their visits into the country last year and early part of this year compared to the previous years. This was revealed in an international survey conducted last year conducted by Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT). The survey revealed that the total expenditure recorded…

Survey: Most tourists love to engage in cultural events

About ninety percent (90%) of tourists that arrive in Solomon Islands are more interested and involved in cultural activities. That’s according to an international visitor’s survey conducted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Island Visitors Bureau(SIVB) last year. A senior research development officer (SRDO)within the ministry Laurie Leketo revealed this during…

Do not to litter the overhead pass

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Don Bosco students renovate classrooms in Ngalibiu

Students of Ngalimbiu primary school in North Guadalcanal can now enjoy a much more conducive environment to learn after carpentry students from Don Bosco Henderson helped to renovate part of the old classroom blocks recently. Martha Rex, headmistress of Ngalibiu primary school said the students and staff are so excited with the latest development because…

‘Waste management is everyone’s business’

WASTE management is not only council’s responsibility but should be the responsibility of all business houses, communities and everyone in the community, says city Mayor Andrew Mua. In giving his key note address at the launch of the eco-bag initiative yesterday, Mua called on all city residents and the general public to be responsible and…

Catholic schools’ teachers urged to act

Catholic teachers under the Archdiocese of Honiara have concluded their solidarity training at the Silesian Sisters, Don Bosco last Thursday. The training ended with nearly 100 participants receiving their certificates. In closing the training a chief education officer of the Catholic Education Authority said, “this is the 8th solidarity training for catholic school teachers. “We…