Fuel price continues to drop

The price of fuel in the country continues to drop since last year thanks to the increasing global oil supply. And this has been a described as welcoming for many businesses and vehicle owners. According to records obtained by the Solomon Star since last November the price of commodities such as kerosene, petrol and diesel…

Passengers told to honour laws

A FORMER Solomon Airlines officer manning the Lata office in Temotu John Menapi has appealed to passengers regularly traveling by plane to follow airline laws during boarding time. Menapi told the Solomon Star in an Interview from Lata that passengers need to carry with them required weight of their luggage. Mr Menapi vacated the office…

Fiji talks divestment with ADB

Fiji Times – A MEETING between a special delegation from the Asian Development Bank and the Minister for Public Enterprise, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and his permanent secretary Shaheen Ali gave indication of renewed engagement between Fiji and the ADB. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the meeting was to discuss technical assistance ADB could provide with respect to the…

Five pc insured in PNG

The National – PAPUA New Guinea is one of the least insured countries in the world, Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) Deputy Governor Benny Popoitai says. He said only about 5 per cent of the country’s population was insured. “PNG is one of the least insured in the world. About two-to-five per cent of…

Let us turn to God

Solomon Islands need to return to God and it must begin with the leaders, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says. He was speaking during a thanksgiving service at Wesley United church to acknowledge the great of God and his wonderful works in our lives. Prime Minister recalled that on the day of his election on December…

Su’u in worst of its state

PARENTS and guardians of students attending Su’u National Secondary School in Malaita are demanding its immediate closure, calling on the SSEC (South Seas Evangelical Church) Education Authority to first renovate the ailing facilities. Frustrated parents told the Sunday Star the current state of some of the school facilities are not conducive for living and learning.…

Bad weather hits east Kwara’ae

Strong wind and heavy rain reportedly hit east Kwara’ae, Malaita, since Friday. George Ramo from the region said the bad weather has confined people to their homes. He said their fear was the Kwaibaita river, which normally burst its banks during heavy rain.  “This has caused people to go to their gardens, get what they…

Drop in Malaria cases in Malaita

Cases of malaria in Malaita are reportedly going down. That’s according to Kilu’ufi nurse in-charge Nixon Olofisau. He said records show malaria cases have been going down. “This is good news for the province,” Olofisau added. He said the drop may be result of the many awareness programmes as well as health measures being taken…

Parents urged to pay up

Faumamanu Community High School in east Kwara’ae, Malaita, will open its doors for student enrollment this month, That’s according to the deputy principal primary Matthew Raimae Gereniu. Raimae urged parents and students to turn on registration day, February 8. He called on parents to pay up their children’s fees on registration day. “Last year the…

Auki teachers told to be honest

Teachers who will be posted to Auki Community High School in Malaita this year are urged to perform their duties faithfully and honestly. A parent of the school, who asked not to be named, said the rate of teacher absenteeism at the school last year was worrying. “This had affected the academic performance of the…