Aruhane denied top St John School job

A TEACHER appointed to head St John Community High School in Honiara has decided not to take up his new posting after facing strong opposition from the school’s existing heads. Herman Aruhane told the Solomon Star after several attempts to take up his new posting, he decided to remain at his old school as a…

MSG airlines partnership takes off

A PARTNERSHIP agreement between the airlines of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is now in. The MOU will see shared promotion and sales of the three Melanesia airlines and a codeshare arrangment on a PNG to Vanuatu route via Solomon Islands. Solomon Airlines commercial services manager Gus Kraus says the agreement is the…

Students: Why the delay?

UP to 11 students who were awarded scholarships to study at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Alafua campus in Samoa are yet to leave for their studies. And they are getting frustrated at the National Training Unit’s (NTU) delay to release them their tickets so that they could fly over. “We were awarded…

Vendors want more market space

VENDORS at the Honiara Central Market are calling on the City Council to allocate more space for them. They claimed spaces at the market are being taken up by clothe sellers, flower sellers, and parking vehicles. Annie Doku of north west Guadalcanal said because of the situation, many vendors were forced to sell their produces…

Youths to meet community police officers

A NEWLY established youth group at the Borderline and Kobito area, east Honiara, will be meeting the Community Policing team for the first time this Sunday. The Borderline and Kobito area has been known for its social disorder, with one particular criminal activity resulted in the burning down of the police post in the area.…

West Papua: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

As Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs minister arrives in Honiara today, West Papua’s representative to the United Nations and former political prisoner, HERMAN WAINGGAI, provides the background to Indonesia’s occupation of his beloved country: NEW Guinea, the world’s second largest island, sits on the Pacific Rim, a few degrees south of the equator and approximately 150km north…

MSG bank governors meet

CENTRAL Bank governor Denton Rarawa was amongst Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Governors of Central Bank intensive consultations held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, yesterday. Vanuatu’s Minister of Finance and Economic Management Maki Simelum officially opened the meeting. The one-day high level consultations was attended by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Barry Whiteside; Governor…