Nihopara clarifies MACFest concerns

ALL Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries have been invited to participate at this year’s festival in Honiara. That’s according to the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFest) National Organising Committee. Committee chair and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrew Nihopara, made the clarification amidst concerns and sentiments raised by…

GOV’T SACKS MEWA

Tanangada likely to be given ministerial role By IAN M. KAUKUI GOVERNMENT has sacked its Home Affairs minister Commins Mewa, and abruptly replaced him with the MP for East Central Guadalcanal Constituency Ishmael Avui. Mr Avui, who until the weekend was Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), was sworn in as the new…

Auki buildings fails standard

MALAITA Provincial government’s Minister for Lands and Planning, Mr. Martin Fini says most buildings constructed in Auki town fail to meet the Auki town country planning board’s development plan. He said not only that but also the developers failed to meet the legal processes of acquiring land in Auki, before constructing buildings. He stated this…

Gina proposes key reform

The newly elected Premier of the Western Province has proposed a number of reforms especially in the revenue sector so the Province can collect much needed funds to help facilitate the level of services which at present appear as having little effect in the rural villages. Speaking  to journalists at the side lines at a …

Crocodile and shark

Dear Editor – For the last 40 years we have been living under the design of the crocodile and shark decorated with our logo to lead is to serve.  Nafu of two fala nao, can we replace them with some friendly ones? Turtle and kurukuru hao? Mr Designer these two bosses are killers. They respect…

ARCHERS’ LANDED

THE six Solomon Islands archers have touched down in New Caledonia last Friday ahead of the Oceania Archery Championship set to kick off on Monday 9th of July in Paita. President of the Archery Federation of Solomon Islands Nihal Seneviratne told Star from New Caledonia, the team has arrived safely in New Caledonia, Friday. “We’ve…

FESTIVAL ANGER

·        West Papua activists stopped by police·        Police clarifies incident, action By RONALD TOITO’ONA   THE issue of West Papua was under spotlight at the 6th MACFest in Honiara, when West Papua activists were told by the police to halt raising the Morning Star flag at the festival venue. Local outspoken West Papua activist Ben…