Yamaha maintenance team on provincial tour

The Y-sato Marine Yamaha awareness and maintenance team will kick off their provincial visit to conduct Yamaha outboard motor (OBM) maintenance this year. The team will begin an awareness and Yamaha OBM maintenance in Western, Choiseul, Isabel and Malaita Provinces. A spokesperson from Ysato Marines told the Solomon Star yesterday that this year’s program will…

Study further recommends re-defining funding streams

THE recently completed World Bank study on the country’s rural investments has recommended the re-defining of funding streams and the integration of planning processes as vital. The study called, ‘Solomon Islands-towards better investment in rural communities’ had recommended that the three main funding streams of provincial, constituency and community must be clearly specified. The study…

Interesting results for REP

The World Bank funded Rapid Employment Project (REP) Scheme that was implemented by Honiara City Council (HCC) and Ministry of Infrastructure Development has released interesting statistics regarding the project’s progress. According to a statistical progress of the project presented last week, Component 1.a of the project which covers the road repairs and maintenance had created…

Kids receive Church confirmation

TWENTY four (24) children from St Batholomew church Maravovo community receive their church confirmation, Saturday. They have signed a sacrament of confirmation with Bishop Nathan Tome to become Christians and work in the church. Bishop Nathan Tome said, the confirmation is a commitment for children to have strong faith to serve God. “When people receive…

PM lauds PNG’s support

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the ongoing commitment by the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Solomon Islands which continues to strengthen and improve relations between two Melanesian brothers. Mr Sogavare said this while welcoming Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Hon Rimbink Pato, who is on a two…

New fee policy irks parents

SINU urged to reconsider decision STUDENTS intending to study at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are required to pay their first semester fees in full. And SINU insisted it will not admit students who turn up with part or half semester fees. Pro Vice-Chancellor (academic) Dr Patricia Rodie confirmed the new measure to the…