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…

Making waste useful in Niue

Suva, Fiji (SPC) – A major drive to reduce the release of harmful Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) through the promotion of composting technologies has started in Niue involving more than half of the country’s population. The Global Environment Facility-Pacific Alliance for Sustainability (GEF-PAS) Pilot Project on Composting and Recyclable Waste Separation is being implemented by…

Auki market maintains hygiene

Auki central market in Malaita province continues to maintain its high standard of hygiene as part of keeping its surrounding environment clean and tidy at all times. A visit by the Solomon Star to the market on Monday noticed a high security presence to keep an eye on the market vendors and the public to…

Cruise ships berthing fee explained

DIRECTOR for tourism within the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) says cruise ships berthing on customary land the landing must be paid directly to landowners and not the shipping agents or provincial government. Barney Sivoro highlighted this during the council of tourism minister meeting last week. This was in response to a question raised…

TSL delayed

Football fans and supporters will have to wait for one more week before witnessing the first actions of the 2015/16 Telekom S-League season. The new kick off date for the competition has been delayed for one more week and is now rescheduled for Saturday August 22nd. According to a statement from the Telekom S-league Board…

Tough season

Clubs to participate in the fifth Telekom S-league have been gearing up for the start of the season and are believed to be in top form by next week when the competition kicks off. A number of friendly matches have been played over the past weeks to test their respective strengths as the kick off…