Vavanga to allocate portfolios today

THE GUADALCANAL new executive line-up will today allocated ministerial portfolios according to the new premier Bartholomew Vavanga. Mr Vavanga said 11 members were given portfolios. He said his new executive will improve on past failure by the outgoing group. “We will improve the province’s revenue and draw up a new plan that we will work…

HOH condemns killing of young girl

Hearts of Hope (HOH), a non-government organisation groups in Malaita has expressed sympathy to the family of a young girl allegedly stabbed to death by her brother in-law on New Year’s Eve. The girl from Isabel Province died from multiple stab wounds according to police. Founder and president of HO Janet Justus Aihari described the…

Kopere back with third video

KOPERE band from Isabel Province is launching its third video album this month. Band manager Augustine Mamamo said it is a must see because the band has included new members who collaborated finely with some old ones. “The third video album comprises seven tracks mostly in Isabel dialects,” Mr Mamamo said. He said Kopere has…

Landmark Plaza in action

THE newly built Town Ground Plaza is now housing a good number of businesses since its reopening. The three-deck building was divided into categories for different business types. Admin personal Assistant of China United Summer Zao said the ground floor is for shops and all spaces had been occupied. “The eastern part of the second…

Don’t forget the disabled

DEAR EDITOR – I am elated as any Solomon Islander with the onset and formation of a new government under the leadership of Manasseh Sogavare, but not for political reasons I hasten to add. I have been encouraged by the words of the newly elected Prime Minister in his acceptance speech, when he declared that…

Counterparts discuss air impasse in Honiara

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs, Milner Tozaka on Wednesday discussed the long standing air impasse with his Fijian counterpart  Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, in Honiara. The long-drawn air services impasse between the two countries has irked the travelling public since last year. Mr Tozaka earlier told the Solomon Star he is treating the standing issue a priority…

Hopes high as team leaves

HOPES are high amongst managers and members of the Under 16 soccer team that left yesterday for American Samoa. The team are taking part in the Oceania Under 17 Competition which starts January 13. Coach Jacob Moli left a message to parents, fans, sponsors and the country that the team are going there to perform…

Paralympics roll out training

The Solomon Islands National Paralympics committee is in an intensive preparatory mode for the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea [PNG] this year. The games start July 4 and ends on the 18th. The Paralympics team is one of the sporting groups earmarked to take part in the games. Head coach Fa’amoana Topue said the…