Rural financial survey underway

A FINANCIAL Inclusion National Demand Side Survey (DSS) will be conducted in the provinces as of Monday to get the right data on how rural people access banking services. Facilitated by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP), the survey aims to help the Government, CBSI…

Logging worker killed during vehicle accident

AN Earthmover logging company worker was killed during an accident involving a company vehicle in east central Guadalcanal this week. The deceased was among around 20 passengers including three Asians, a wife and baby of one of the workers, who travelled on the old company’s land-cruiser. A source told the Solomon Star the vehicle was…

Premier wants airfield reopened

MALAITA premier Peter Ramohia pledges to engage the disputing parties in the Gwaunaru’u Airfield resolved their differences and reopen the airfield. He said the reopening of the airfield is important for Malaita.  “I’ve already summoned ward 3 member Martin Fini to brief me about the dispute,” he said.  “I’ve also engaged Mr Fini to liaise…

Statistics office formulates action plan

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Honiara High parents assured of changes

THE new deputy Principal of Honiara High School (HHS) John Iromea has assured parents of major changes at the school this year. Honiara High has suffered leadership and disciplinary challenges over the years, resulting in loss of trust in the school’s administration. But Mr Iromea told the Solomon Star “things are going to be different…

Lusi meets Cahill

An experience I’ll never forget, he says MEETING a sports or movie star is an experience many could only dream of. For Patterson Lusi, a former local referee who is currently studying in Australia, he got his chance to meet one of Australia’s most known sports personality and soccer star Tim Cahill, during an event…

A gift to the earth

WHEN God looked down from heaven after he created the earth, he gave a satisfying nod of accomplishment over one island in particular which was the masterpiece of his creation and his gift to the earth. Throughout the ages, successive empires emerged to rule the earth, imposing their subjects to serve their gods whom they…

Rise of a local NGO

MEET the man who founded a local charitable orgnaisation- I Lukim Sustainability Solomon Islands (ISSI) – then steer the organisation to be a world recognised body. Watson Puiahi, founder and director of ISSI is pleased to share this incredible story with Weekend Magazine. Last year Mr Puiahi was selected to participate in the ‘2015 Indigenous…

New technology on livestock feed tested

RAISING livestock in the rural communities of Solomon Islands is demanding and costly. Farmers have to dig deep in their pockets if they are to ensure animals feed on the right nutritional food that gives healthy growth and meat quality. It is even challenging because farmers struggled to farm the land for both human consumption,…