HOH to launch in Auki

Hearts of Hope (HOH) will officially launch its organization in a fortnight. Director of the non-government organization Janet Justice Aiharii confirmed the launching event will take place at Auki Primary School playing ground in Auki on Thursday 18th June. The launching is expected to be supported by Our Telekom Company in partnership with the Hearts…

North Malaita operators request travel writers

TOURISM operators in Takwa in North Malaita have requested Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) to send in some overseas travel writers to their areas to write about culture and historical sites. Vice chairmen of the newly formed Lau/Asifola Lagoons Tourism Association (LALTL) and owner of MACs accommodation Lesley Lone highlighted this during a visit by…

High cost of living irks the nation

The rising costs of living in the country is said to be ravaging the nation, leaving low income earners at debt every day. Speaking to the paper, a concerned mother expressed her everyday frustrations to earn bread and butter on the table. The mother stated that living in Honiara is too expensive to cope with,…

A milestone route for Airlines

Representing a major milestone for Solomon Airlines and a watershed moment for the country’s business and tourism fortunes, the national carrier has commenced operation of its long awaited Honiara-Sydney direct service. Underlining the importance of the event, a host of VIP passengers joined Minister of Culture and Tourism, the Honourable Batholomew Parapolo, the New Zealand…

ACOM officially opens Noro Seafarers centre

The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) run mission to seafarers’Centre at Noro Port, Western Province was successfully dedicated and officially opened on Sunday. The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia who is also the President of the Mission to Seafarers’ within ACoM officially dedicated and opened the Centre in the presence of the Noro…

Sustaining rural communities

Dear Editor – With 80 percent of the population living in the rural areas of the Solomon Islands and largely dependent on traditional subsistence farming methods, it has been my aim in recent weeks to focus on alternative sources of obtaining income and to provide added food security. A broad definition of well-being encompasses three…

Major economic victory for SI?

Dear Editor – As a lay person I could not get what Alfred Sasako was trying to say when he boastfully described a surplus in the government budget for the first quarter of this year in Star No. 5832. He should not only show part of the picture but rather the whole picture. Let me…

Major economic victory

Dear Editor – With such a huge surplus of $364 million for only the first three months of this year, it would be $1,456 million,( nearly one and half billion dollars ) by the end of the year. Great news indeed! The Minister of Finance hailed this achievement so far as a great success and…

MPS tax free award

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Please amend the mining Act

Dear Editor – One of the issues that became very controversial and did catch the spotlight of the media a few years ago was the Gold Ridge landowners royalty payment ending up in the wrong hands. That very scaring situation had not only left the concerned landowners amazed with disbelief but had also raised a…