LEAF promises more funds

THE Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children (LEAF) program of Japan has promised to pump in more funds to help Honiara City recycle PET bottles and export it back overseas. This was highlighted by LEAF coordinator in Honiara, Natsuko Kishimoto during her presentation last week at Honiara City Council conference room. LEAF is a…

Japan to hand over new Ranadi office to HCC

THE Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) office in Honiara will officially handover a new permanent office located at the Ranadi dumpsite to Honiara City Council (HCC) this month. JICA in the partnership with HCC funds the new Ranadi dumpsite office. The office has office space and rooms for HCC staff…

Kuku: Budget will empower our people

Minister for the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) and Member of Parliament (MP) for North New Georgia John Dean Kuku has highlighted the positive impact of the 2015 Appropriation Bill, reiterating that this is a responsible budget. In his remarks Kuku stated; “the 2015 budget reflects both our means and our needs, seeing that its…

Kuku applauds 2015 Budget

Member of Parliament (MP) for North New Georgia and Minister for the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) John Dean Kuku applauds the 2015 Appropriation Bill describing it as realistic.  “Realistic Mr Speaker Sir because this the first time we recognised the rural people and the rural economy as paramount to nation building,” he said. “It…

Women’s told to utilise skills for generating income

THIRTY ONE (31) women from Taro in Choiseul Province and Kariki Islands in Shortland, Western Province are being told to utilise their skills in income generating activities. Managing Director of Green Tourism Solomon Islands Limited (GTSIL) Michael Tokuru highlighted this during the closing of a week-long high impact tourism training conducted in Taro last Friday.…

Grand ‘Scale’ theft

Dear Editor – Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the front page pieces on Solomon Star issue No. 5787, Thursday 9th April. The two pieces that caught my eyes were those authored by Assumpta Buchanan and Denver Newter, with the headings “Grand Scale Theft” and “Scale Confiscated”. The two headings had the word…

Harsh judgement

Dear Editor – Several young students in the Solomon Islands have written to me in the past couple of months telling me of their ongoing difficulties in finding the money to progress their higher education dreams at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). One young man, in particular, wrote to say he had been given…

SIDT planning project proposal

Dear Editor – Following the shameful incident last weekend when a mother in Makira Province was allegedly beaten and left paralyzed by her partner, the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) is preparing a fresh project for its theatre group to provide awareness at the village level on the issues surrounding domestic and family violence. The…