Taking the fear out of volunteer work

DON’T burry your head in the sand and hope someone will magically fix your (community, society, family, youth, money) problems. Start dig up information that others have missed out. Knowledge is power – it brings creative idea or brings good news from faraway. It is an investment that brings great rewards and will open the…

SINU graduation, Friday

UP to one thousand and four hundred students undertaking various courses at the Solomon Islands national university (SINU) will be graduating tomorrow at Maranatha Hall, Lunga, east of Honiara. This was revealed by the university’s finance department yesterday afternoon after most of the graduating students with fee arrears rushed in to settle their fees with…

Electricity charge drops

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SINU students beg for another chance

MORE than 20 Solomon Islands National University (SINU) graduating students who are yet to settle their fee arrears with the university have begged for another chance to settle theirs today. This came after they have turned back at the SINU’s finance division after trying to settle their fees yesterday later afternoon but the office was…

Plans to improve central market

Plans are underway to improve the standard of Honiara central market. Market master Saxon Ofata highlighted this during an interview with the Solomon Star on Tuesday. Mr Ofata who just took up the market master post last month said, under his new management the team is working very hard this year to improve the standard…

Hou, Fanega, urged to step aside

A LOCAL pressure group has urged Small Malaita MP Rick Hou and Permanent Secretary for Planning Shadrach Fanega to stand aside while charges of official misconduct are hanging over their heads. Head of Malaita Ma’asina Forum Charles Dausabea made the call on Wednesday. Mr Hou and Mr Fanega are being charged by the Leadership Code…

Girl held over dead baby

Body found in shallow grave A HIGH school female student is in police custody after the body of a male baby was discovered in the Henderson area, Sunday morning. Guadalcanal Provincial police commander, Stanley Riolo, told the Solomon Star his officers arrested the student Tuesday afternoon. “We believe she is the mother of the dead…

Tuwo primary ceases classes

TUWO village on Reef Islands has decided to close the door of its only primary school this week due to shortage of food hitting the island following last month’s cyclone Pam. The school was closed yesterday morning. “Tuwo is the most affected village on the island destroyed by cyclone Pam. They decided to close the…

Islanders unhappy with relief distribution

REEF islanders in Temotu Province are complaining over what they claimed as unfair distribution of relief supplies to their communities. Reports reaching the paper said, three villages in Reef have been affected by the unfair distribution. These communities included Tuwo, Malubu and Vaikau villages which were said to be the most affected. They were badly…