Bad smell affects school

FOUL smell from a leaking sewage pipe has forced Tuvaruhu community high school in Central Honiara to temporary suspend classes as of Monday. School principal Hilda Takarobo said, the situation started last week. “A sewage pipe that serve the whole community broke last week just outside the school area and sewage waste have flooded into…

Lawyers reminded

Lawyers must be reminded that their foremost duty is to the court, their clients and the public, says a Honiara Magistrate. Principal Magistrate Fatima has vented her frustration after the lawyer of a man facing a rape case failed to appear in court on Monday. She said, the only thing stopping this case to move…

Pay rise for HCC

The Honiara City Council (HCC) staff have been given a 5 % increase in their salary. Chief Administration Officer Don Houkura has confirmed the increase saying it has been endorsed by the current executive of HCC. “This is the result of the continuous negotiations between the Workers Union and the Council to increase the salary…

Opposition: Housing scheme ‘fishy’ deal

THE Parliamentary Opposition has expressed serious concern over the proposed public servants housing scheme describing it as ‘fishy’ arrangements undertaken by top Government officials with an Asian company. In a statement on Monday, the Parliamentary Opposition said, whilst they welcomed the initiative by the Government to build 5,000 new homes for public servants; the Opposition…

Cocoa program in provinces progresses

THE PARTICIPATORY Approach and Research Program implemented by Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MALS) for cocoa farmers in the country provinces is progressing. That was according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MALS) Cash Crop Coordinator, Roy Timothy. Mr Timothy in an interview with the Solomon Star on Monday said, the program was making…

SINU Wi-Fi hotspots planned

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) is planning to increase Information Communication Technology (ICT) access to its students by installing Wi-Fi hotspots for Kukum, Ranadi and Panatina Campuses. The SINU Vice Chancellor Dr. Glynn Galo made this announcement yesterday during the opening of the SINU computer labs at Kukum Campus. He said, the aim behind this…

Boycotting lecturers told: Return to work

LECTURERS boycotting classes at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are urged to return to work. Vice-chancellor Dr Glynn Galo issued the reminder on Tuesday as second semester classes remained delayed due to the boycott. Dr Galo said lecturers must return to work, assuring them their grievances would be addressed. “This issue is between the…

Local rangers in the spotlight

LOCAL rangers play a vital role in the sound stewardship of the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Solomon Islands, but have they been overlooked? Community based resource management, sustainable development and conservation efforts of Solomon Islands Rangers have flown ‘under the radar’ for too long. Rangers, with support of civil society, are taking…

Walk before Me

Welcome to our continuing discussion on the subject ‘The secret of God’s Presence’. I pray that this discussion will help you think about how you should live your life as a follower of Jesus Christ and practice living in the presence of God. What makes us Christians different from the rest is maintaining the presence…