Tina Hydro Project on the move

PREPARATORY work for the Tina Hydro Project is progressing well according to landowners. Landowners have been working closely with the project coordinators which resulted in one tribe already receiving their cooperative society certificate this week. Roha tribe is the first of the five resource owner tribes to receive the certificate after successfully registering their society…

Rufoki needs a community learning center

ONE of the greatest needs of Rufoki communities in west Fataleka, Malaita Province is for a Community Learning Centre. Community women, youth and leaders have identified this after undergoing a one day training organized and facilitated by Casper Fa’asala, advocator for Women in Leadership with Solomon Islands National Council of Women, with the help of…

Australia Plus launches ‘Cinema Pasifika’

The international television channel ‘Australia Plus’ recently launched Cinema Pasifika, a new series of five half hour programmes, showcasing short films from the Pacific Islands region. Steve Menzies, Director Flinch Marketing Limited which produced the project said the new series celebrates a range of diverse and unique cinematic voices and each of the short films…

USP centre experiences student influx

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Honiara Campus was flooded with a high number of school dropouts, a USP officer confirmed to the Solomon Star. Since last week the USP campus near Multi-Purpose Hall was flooded daily with students collecting admission forms and making enquiries about the academic entry system of the university, the…

Don’t expect much from gov’t, says Kwaiga

MALAITA Province should not expect the national government to deliver any of the big projects it promised the province, this year. That’s according to Malaita Provincial Assembly ward seven member Leslie Kwaiga. “The budgetary provisions under the national budget did not make any remarkable changes at all,” Mr Kwaiga said. “The provisions remained the same…

City by-election Feb 29

HONIARA City Council will conduct a by-election for Vohukesa Ward on February 29. This is to elect a new councilor to replace Jack IgiMaeli, who passed away late last year. City clerk Charles Kelly confirmed the date. I would like to publicly announce that the date for the Vohukesa ward by-election He said the Ministry…

PM shown samples of new e-passport

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration Elijah Doromuala were on Friday shown samples of Solomon Islands electronic passports and given a demo on how electronic passports are produced by the IRIS Group contracted to produce electronic passports for the country. The IRIS Group is a Malaysian company, which…