Youths undergo training

Youths in Keava region in the Anglican diocese of Malaita (DOM) attended a three (3) days of workshop which started on Tuesday in Auki malaita province. The workshop focuses on empowering youths and growing future leaders in Keava region. During the opening of the workshop yesterday Diocesan mission secretary (DMS) and trainer Leslie Filomea said,…

Floods destroy food gardens in E/Malaita

OVER a thousand food gardens in Malaita were reportedly destroyed by floods caused by last week’s heavy downpour. Namoia School Chairman Enoch Idui said Kwaibaita River in East Malaita bursted its banks and swept all gardens. Kwaibaita River separates East Kwara’ae and East Kwaio Constituencies. Mr Idui said damages caused by the River were just…

Event to showcase NGOs

The Development Services Exchange (DSE) over the past months had gathered non-government organisations (NGOs) together and established a committee for the civil society organizations (CSO) open day, in other words, a trade show for NGOs. This three days event is scheduled to kick off next week from Tuesday 26th May to Thursday 28th of May.…

Concern over consultation time

University of Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Students Association (UPNG SISA) president calls on the National Training Unit (NTU) to allocate different consultation days for students studying at various institutions in Papua New Guinea. Speaking to this paper from Waigani campus yesterday, Alex Mamu said, he didn’t understand why NTU allocate the same consultation days…

Renbel ward 2 By-election set

THE by-election for ward 2 in Lake Tegano, Renbel Province has been confirmed for July 2. Renbel Province Collin Singamoana Tesu’atai confirmed this to the Solomon Star. Mr Tesu’atai said, the by-election should be held this month but due to work commitment between the provincial government and ministry it was extended. “I would like to…

SI may benefit if MSG bid gets in

THE country could gain significant economic benefits if it supports West Papua’s submission for membership in one of the regional’s powerful body, the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The sentiments were echoed by West Papua’s Independence activist and member of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Jacob Rumbiak, in an exclusive interview last week.…

Landowners hailed for supporting tourism

Minister for Culture and Tourism has thanked traditional landowners of Guadalcanal province who have given permission to build Honiara city. Bartholomew Parapolo highlighted this during the official launching of the National Tourism Strategic Plan 2015-2019 at the National Museum on Friday. Attending the official launching ceremony were Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Deputy Prime Minister Douglas…

A busy weekend for San Isidro centre

SAN Isidro centre in North West Guadalcanal have had a busy weekend hosting two important events starting on Saturday. A Holy Baptism for infants and the Saint San Isidro Day was the centre of focus for the people in the area. More than 600 people from within the Aruligo zone, North East Guadalcanal, Savo-Russel, and…

New ports charges gazetted

The Minister of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini has approved new levy of rates and dues for the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). The new levy of rates and dues applies for the Honiara Port and that of the Noro Port in the Western Province and became into force on March 30th, 2015, the date…

Judiciary wants control over finance

Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer has reiterated that Judiciary as a fundamental body of the government, playing a vital role in the country must have its finances handled by the ministry itself, rather than Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT). Sir Albert highlighted this in his recent appearance before the Members of Parliament (MPs), as…