Cyclone Pam is here

CYCLONE Pam is now in the country. The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service at 7am on Wednesday issued cyclone warning warning number four for Temotu, Malaita, and Makira-Ulawa provinces. At the same time, the office said a tropical cyclone watch advice remain in force for Rennell & Bellona, Central, Isabel, Western, and Choiseul provinces. “Cyclone Pam…

Solomon Airline aircrafts too old, sources revealed

Air safety concerns THERE’S increasing air safety concerns with the Solomon Airline’s domestic fleet. This came after at least two recent air incidents and latest revelations that Solomon Airlines is using written-off Twin Otter aircrafts, which it purchased from overseas and refurbished them here. News of the purchase of written off aircrafts is well-guarded information,…

Aruhane denied top St John School job

A TEACHER appointed to head St John Community High School in Honiara has decided not to take up his new posting after facing strong opposition from the school’s existing heads. Herman Aruhane told the Solomon Star after several attempts to take up his new posting, he decided to remain at his old school as a…

MSG airlines partnership takes off

A PARTNERSHIP agreement between the airlines of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is now in. The MOU will see shared promotion and sales of the three Melanesia airlines and a codeshare arrangment on a PNG to Vanuatu route via Solomon Islands. Solomon Airlines commercial services manager Gus Kraus says the agreement is the…

Students: Why the delay?

UP to 11 students who were awarded scholarships to study at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Alafua campus in Samoa are yet to leave for their studies. And they are getting frustrated at the National Training Unit’s (NTU) delay to release them their tickets so that they could fly over. “We were awarded…

Vendors want more market space

VENDORS at the Honiara Central Market are calling on the City Council to allocate more space for them. They claimed spaces at the market are being taken up by clothe sellers, flower sellers, and parking vehicles. Annie Doku of north west Guadalcanal said because of the situation, many vendors were forced to sell their produces…

Youths to meet community police officers

A NEWLY established youth group at the Borderline and Kobito area, east Honiara, will be meeting the Community Policing team for the first time this Sunday. The Borderline and Kobito area has been known for its social disorder, with one particular criminal activity resulted in the burning down of the police post in the area.…