“Slavery” exists in govt education system

It has been revealed that teachers formally engaged in Early Childhood Education (ECE) schools throughout the nation have been “slaving” away for years without pay, it was revealed on Sunday. This was the effect of a ban allegedly imposed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) four years…

Theft at Borderline bus-stop a concern

EAST Honiara Outskirt Settlement Community Policing Law Association (EHOSCPLA) has assured the public that they are now working on ways to tackle the issue of theft at the borderline bus stop in east Honiara in the evenings. This came after public vehicle owners and people raised their concerns that some youths allegedly stolen their money…

Only 4% of population have access to internet

Though we may fancy ourselves to be members of an interconnected community, the truth is that only 4% of Solomon Islands population has access to the internet according to latest survey findings. The 2012-2013 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) Provincial Analytical Report found out that 13% of those who use internet are located in…

Vatud Star to bridge Islands

Temotu Vatud constituency will soon launch its new vessel MV Vatud Star which has arrived in the country. Vatud constituency is a constituency with scattered islands. And with the new ship coming forth, it is hoped to bridge all the Islands together. Speaking to this paper, Member of Parliament for Vatud Constituency and Minister for…

Commerce refutes Opposition claims

The Ministry of Commerce Industries Labour and Immigration (MCILI) has refuted a statement by the Parliamentary Opposition Group that they stood by their statement was only misleading the nation. In a statement last week, the opposition group has called on the Office of the Prime Minister to listen.  “The Parliamentary Opposition Group has stood by…

Hunger strikes in Guadalcanal highlands

VILLAGERS in the highlands of Central Guadalcanal are in desperate need for food and water since they are experiencing hunger in its worst case, over the past weeks. Speaking to the Solomon Star over the weekend, Alfred Maneanea one of the victims from Kolosulu village said, they are finding it hard to fetch food from…

A big win for Varivao Holdings

FROM a humble beginning in the late 80s, a local business slowly soared to remarkable heights, resulting in Varivao Holdings snatching some of the country’s top business awards. Varivao Holdings is one of Solomon Islands most remarkable businesses. Last year, Varivao Holdings CEO Duddley Longamei was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, while the firm snatched…

MSG chair meets SPC heads in Noumea

The Melanesian Spearhead Group Chair, Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare of Solomon Islands met with the Director- General of the Secretary of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga and Deputy Director-General, Mr Cameron Diver in Noumea on Sunday. Discussions at the meeting focused on the MOU signed between the MSG Secretariat and the SPC in…