‘Red house furniture intact’

REPORTS claiming that the Prime Minister’s official residence is without any furniture has been rubbished. PM’s official residence former butler, Brian Fatai, said the news article ran by Island Sun newspaper this week claiming that Red House is empty off furniture is untrue. He described the article is erroneous in its entirety because the Red…

Temotu women plans for mere market

TEMOTU provincial council of women is planning to build small houses for mere market for its women this year. Temotu PCW president, Doreen Salana announced this as it is part of their priority areas for 2015 and to implement them. She said, 2015 is for TPCW to start all over again and to implement its…

Volunteer to assist Malaita women

MALAITA provincial council of women is looking forward to welcoming an oversea volunteer to join them next month. Malaita PCW president Martha Rurai said, this is a boost for Malaita council of women. The Australian volunteer will join Malaita council of women in March. Mrs Rurai said the volunteer has a profession of accounting and…

Women in partnership with Oxfam

TWO provinces have established partnership with Oxfam this year to support provincial council of women activities. They are Temotu and Malaita provinces. Provincial council of women’s presidents highlighted in a gender forum held early this year. Temotu provincial council of women president, Doreen Salana said, the partnership with Oxfam this year is welcoming news. She…

DWU student registration begins

Registration of students at the Madang campus of Divine Word University (DWU) began without hitch on Monday. New intakes were the first to register. They were followed by second year students on Tuesday 10th February, 2015. DWU vice president for student affairs, Mr Ted Alau expressed satisfaction over the smooth flow of registration as he…

Students visa to be lodged today

SOLOMON Islands High Commission office in Port Moresby is expected to lodge all visa applications of students studying at various universities in Papua New Guinea today. One student was informed by PNG High Commission office in Honiara when he enquired about it yesterday. The office said, SI High Commission had given assurance to lodge them…

Credit bureau launch here

Solomon Islands Credit Bureau was official launched on Wednesday in Honiara. This follows an approval from the Central Bank of Solomon Islands recently. Central Bank of Solomon Island (CBSI) Governor, Country Mangers o the three commercials banks in Solomon Islands, Credit Corporation including officials from all financial institutions in Honiara witnessed the signing of partnership…

BSP officials here

Bank South Pacific (BSP) board chairman Kosta Constantinou and BSP’s Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robin Fleming arrived on Wednesday in Honiara. Solomon Island BSP bank Country Manager David Anderson confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. Mr Anderson said, the trip is part of their schedule visit and to officially clarify information on the…

Quality and sustainability of rural projects a concern

THE technical quality and sustainability of rural infrastructure-funded projects remains a grave concern. A World Bank report findings has uncovered that in most of the projects implemented under rural infrastructure undertaken around the country have fallen short of sustainability measures. This is despite the fact that overall quality of construction of these rural infrastructure projects…