Relocation will be challenging: Mataki

Relocating those on low lying atolls affected by climate change will be challenging. That was according to Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment and Conservation, Climate Change and Meteorology, Dr Melchior Mataki. “When we talk about relocating, you are relocating structures, cultures and even political attachments,” he said at a recent workshop in Honiara. “All these…

Malaita leaders told to invest in agriculture

Malaitan leaders are urged to get their priorities right so that they could utilise the province’s resources well for the betterment of all people. The province’s Agriculture Chief Field officer John Faleka offered the suggestion in an interview with the Solomon Star. “Malaitan leaders failed to look at the importance of agriculture at the provincial…

Third miner eyes Rennell

A newly established joint-venture mining company, Mugava and Solomon Mining Limited, is also eying the bauxite deposits on Rennell Island. This is the third company vying to have a stake in the bauxite deposits on Rennell. Asia Pacific Investment Development(APID) and Bintang Borneo Mining Company Ltd of Indonesian are two other mining companies already laying…

Developer defends business permit

China United, the developer of Town Ground plaza in Honiara, has defended it business permit that allows them to lease spaces in the plaza. The company also denied receiving any form of advice or letter from the Attorney General on its business permit that needs detailed clarification. Managing Director, Shiyao Guo told the Sunday Star…

Aimela hosts first open day

Aimela Community High School (ACHS) near Auki, Malaita Province,hosted its first school open day, Friday. The open day, which the school plans to become an annual event, was the first of its kind for the school to organise. It was fun-filled, as parents joined their children, to participate in the various organised activities. There were…

Girl, 3 abused

Untold stories of children suffering from trauma A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl is the youngest to seek refuge at the Church of Melanesia’s Christian Care Centre on the outskirt of Honiara. The centre’s director, Doreen Awaiasi revealed this at a one-day workshop on violence against women last week in Honiara. Ms Awaiasi said the child’s story was…

Lilo: Moveni promoted, not removed

CARETAKER Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has denied reports of his involvement in the removal of the Commissioner of Forest Reeves Moveni to become deputy secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. Instead, Mr Lilo said Mr Moveni was promoted just like any other public servants to take up his new post. “Mr Moveni was promoted…

Fiji-Sol air impasse persists

SOLOMON Islanders will wait until a new government is elected to re-negotiate a settlement of the three month aviation impasse with Fiji. PACNEWS has been reliably informed that a delegation of senior government officials from Honiara was in Suva this week to thrash out pending issues with their Fiji counterparts. The meeting went well and…

Youths want inclusive approach

YOUTHS of Aoke-Langalanga constituency in Malaita say they want whoever wins the seat in the November 19 to take inclusive development approaches. Their spokesman Philip Subu said inclusive development approaches ensures equal participation in decision making. “We youths have been neglected for far too long,” Mr Subu said. “We want our new MP to seriously…

Malaita appoints new education chief

MALAITA has a new chief education officer. He is Andy Siarani, who took up the post after it was left vacant a few months ago. Mr Siarani is the current principal of Auki Community High School (ACHS). A statement from Malaita Education Authority saidthe appointment was made two weeks ago. The statement said MrSiarani is…