READ SI helps the forgotten how to read

READ SI recently received a very large grant from Taiwan and Solomon Islands’ Governments. Joyce Boykin was grateful for their generous contribution to literacy and libraries in the villages. Ms Boykin recently stated, “Now the pressure is on to spend the money wisely and carefully so hundreds of villages can be reached”. Phase 1 teachers…

‘Simbo for Change’ project achievement

Simbo for Change has achieved a major milestone by helping Simbo to become the first organically certified island in the Solomon Islands. The audit for organic certification was conducted in June by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia, with funding from PLP and technical support from Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI). This process…

Preparatory phase of Anti-Corruption project signed

The Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu, today signed on behalf of the Government of Solomon Islands a preparatory-phase Project Document titled, “Transparency and Accountability for the people of Solomon Islands”. Being a high priority of the Solomon Islands Government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has stepped in to support the Government with this project…

Students learn from project

CARPENTRY, plumbing and wiring students at Asia Pacific Sustainable Development (APSD) rural training centre have learned from the Japanese funded project. Speaking to Solomon Star, the Principal of APSD Rural Training centre John Mark Male said the project gives opportunity for his students to practically demonstrate and expose their skill and knowledge learned at APSD.…

Twin celebration at Good Shepherd Parish

The Good Shepherd Catholic Parish at Foxwood, East Guadalcanal turned up in big numbers on Sunday August 12, 2017 to witness the two important events in the parish. Archbishop Christopher Cardone OP was welcomed with the traditional ceremony by warriors, the High Chief Sir Paul Tovua, Parish priest Fr. Brian O’Sullivan CM and Vincentian priests,…

New boss for Our Telekom Auki

Our Telekom announces a new branch manager for its Auki branch, Malaita province over the weekend. He is Paul Elo, a Fiji national from Rotuma island. Mr. Elo who takes over the duty as the new branch manager back in July this year was formally announced during Our Telekom latest business update night held at…

Our Telekom is 100% locally owned

Our Telekom is a 100 percent locally owned company. The company’s sales manager Robert Sizetu revealed this to Our Telekom stakeholders in Auki, Malaita province over the weekend. Mr. Szetu who believes that investing in a locally owned company is the way forward for Solomon islands. “Investing with Our Telekom is the right thing because…