Buma hosts Australia students

Buma village in West Kwara’ae in Malaita over the weekend hosted a total of 19 tourists from St Michael College in South Australia. A group of 15 young female students from St Michael College in South Australia mostly young females of age between 15 and 16 and four staff landed at Gwounaru’u airport on Friday…

Fiu hydro project half way

The Fiu national hydro project in Auki Malaita Province is now half nearing its completion after reach stages 10 and 11 in the project phase. That was according to the Fiu Hydro Government Project consultant Bernard Bata’anisia. The project which has about 21 stages has now reached half way, he confirmed. “The project is now…

Maepio rejects allegations

Acting premier of Western Province Wayne Maepio has denied allegations he misused provincial funds. He made the denial after a member of the province’s non-executive bench raised the allegation.  “To say that I misuse provincial funds is not only untrue, but also provocative. I denied the allegations,” Maepio told the Sunday Star.  “It’s a wild…

Meeting to discuss by-laws

Chiefs of Kobito 1 in east Honiara will continue their community by-laws meeting today. A statement from the community said the meeting is held to discuss community by-laws that will guide and direct residents in how they live, behave, and relate to each other.  “We want a community that is free from of crime. Having…

Meeting to discuss by-laws

Chiefs of Kobito 1in east Honiara will continue their community by-laws meeting today. A statement from the community said the meeting is held to discuss community by-laws that will guide and direct residents in how they live, behave, and relate to each other.  “We want a community that is free from of crime. Having by-laws…

Urgent call to fix east road

The travelling public of east Malaita have renewed for authorities to quickly fix their deteriorating road. This followed damages cause by a landslide to a portion of the road leading to Atori, subsequently disconnecting the eastern region from provincial capital, Auki. “It is our plea to the government and the responsible authorities to step in…

Visale packed with peace advocators

Catholics from various provinces are joining hundreds from around Guadalcanal for a religious gathering at Visale, West Guadalcanal. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said Visale is packed with visitors at the moment. Toki said the gathering is to share peace under a religious ministerial initiative called ‘Ministry of Light’. “Ministry of Light started within…

Girl gets life-changing heart operation in Australia

Doctors at Macquarie University Hospital have performed a life-changing heart operation on a Solomon Islands teenager flown to Australia for surgery. The hospital and Rotarians provided flights, accommodation and the surgery for 16-year-old Lolita Tekopo, who suffered from a congenital heart defect. Lolita has been to hospital many times since birth due to the condition,…

Visitor arrivals down

The number of visitor arrivals for the first quarter of 2016 was 9,754. This is a decrease of 22% compared to the previous quarter (4th Quarter 2015), according to the latest report the National Statistics office released, Friday. “Compared to the same quarter a year ago, an increase arrival of 3.5% was recorded,” the report…

Pikinini soccer to continue on

The SWIRE pikinini program will continue during this school holiday. HFA General Secretary Leonard Paia confirmed this to Sunday Sports last Saturday. “Despite the school holiday the pikinini program will continue,’’ he said. Paia said so far the program has significantly improved. “Since the program was introduced, basic understanding of football has been very obvious…