Maneporaa: This budget will build my constituency

Member of Parliament for East Are’Are and Minister for the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Survey (MLHS) Andrew Manepora’asays the 2015 Budget will address major development priorities in his constituency. Speaking in Parliament this weekManepora’a said, this year’s budget will have a huge impact in the rural areas and East Are’Are constituency is one of…

ROC navy squadron on Goodwill visit

At the invitation of the Government of Solomon Islands, a three vessel fleet of the ROC (Taiwan) navy midshipmen cruising training squadron will grace our shores next week. To be led by Commander Rear Admiral Yu-Pin Lin, the navy squadron will arrive in Honiara on Monday morning. The brief visit will be for three days.…

Lands Minister vows to fight corruption

THE Minister of Lands, Housing & Survey (MLHS) has told Parliament he will work hard to get rid of corrupt practises within the Ministry. Andrew Manepora’a told the house his Ministry is one of the government agencies with a common public portrayal of unethical behaviour topping the government corruption chart. While the Minister applauded his…

Main market reopens tomorrow

Honiara’s central market will reopen for normal services tomorrow following complaints from market vendors. This was confirmed by the Honiara Central Market Master Saxon Ofata. The main market has been closed for an indefinite period last week to allow the market management carried out renovation and improvement work within the market facility. Mr Ofata yesterday…

Kim’s tale of teaching

Service + Sacrifice = Success IN 2005, an energetic and happy woman came to Guadalcanal with a group of Australian secondary students from Brisbane to experience going on a Christian mission. While she was in Namoraoni, she was asked to teach a group of village women to read. This experience showed her how much the…

118 search & rescue cases recorded here

SOLOMON Islands has recorded more than a hundred search and rescue cases between 2013 and early this year. This was highlighted in a week-long workshop organised for the search and rescue experts in the pacific. The three day workshop is currently underway in Noumea, New Caledonia and will end today after the kicking off on…

Child labour, trafficking forum underway

A Sub-Regional Child Labour and Trafficking forum is currently underway at the Tokatoka Hotel in Nadi, Fiji this week. The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Pacific sub-regional child labour and trafficking programme is conducting forum. Organized by the Tackling Child Labour through Education (TACKLE) project funded by the European Union (EU), the Forum has brought together…

Addressing Kukum’s traffic jam

THE Honiara City Council has indefinitely closed down the central market for repair. This is a welcomed decision. The market has been in operation for the last 15 or so years since the Japanese government built and handed over the facility to the council. It has never undergone any major refurbishment. The decision to close…

We became laughing stocks

Dear Editor – I read with great interest Waeta Ben Tabusasi’s   and J.R William’s letters to the editor, Star No.5787 dated Thursday 9 April, 2015.  As a former reasonable political leader and senior citizen of our beloved country, one can say with certainty that Mr Tabusasi’s   appearance in our daily paper must have been based…