SINU environmental students to Bizi river

More than seventy Solomon Islands National University (SINU) environmental science students from the School of Natural Resources and Applied Science (SNRAS), took a ten hour biodiversity field trip along the Bizi River at Vatukoula village in the West side of Honiara last week. The practical provided an opportunity for student’s to apply the knowledge and…

Fritch meets French president

RNZI: French Polynesia’s president, Edouard Fritch, has revealed that he met the French president Francois Hollande during his recent Paris visit, which was his first since succeeding Gaston Flosse in the top job. Last week’s meeting had not been disclosed earlier. Mr Fritch says he has been invited to accompany Mr Hollande during his tour…

Initial report on PNG plane crash released

RNZI: An initial report on last month’s fatal plane crash in Papua New Guinea says the pilot requested an alternate landing arrangement after losing visibility, but it may have been too late. The PNG Accident Investigation Commission says the pilot in command was told to proceed to landing, after he requested use of the radio-controlled…

Cruise ship visit acknowledged

People of Marovo Lagoon in Western Province have acknowledged Destination Solomon in organising a cruise ship that made a brief stopover in Marovo on Tuesday. Choda Vevo of Telina village, told the Solomon Star on Tuesday, people in Marovo were thankful for the visit by Silver Discoverer. “We were very happy to have a cruise…

Kira Kira airport reopens

Flights into Kira Kira airport, Makira/Ulawa Province, has reopened as of Tuesday after a brief closure of the airport on Monday. This was over a land dispute by the landowners. As a result no services occurred on Monday. Reports from Kira Kira said it was a minor problem between the landowners and one person decided…

Arupa airport to open on December

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister ,Peter O’Neill,  will open the Arupa international airport in Bougainville in December. Regional events and protocol officer of Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), Joe Maineke confirmed this to the Solomon Star last Friday at Madang airport. He said the establishment of the airport will boost the tourism industry in Bougainville…

Governor pleased with recent IMF meet

CENTRAL Bank Governor, Denton Rarawa says he was pleased with the outcome of the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meeting he attended early this month. Mr Rarawa said as part of the Solomon Islands delegation to the meetings, he was pleased with the outcome. “In my view the meeting has been very successful. We…

New PNG TV station set for launch

POST COURIER: Papua New Guinea’s first national channel PNG TV is on the verge of being launched following the successful completion of training for five pioneering local specialists. These five uniquely skilled individuals will be joined by another 30 who will be recruited this week to begin training for the roll out of the new…

BSP launches branchless banking in Auki

BANK South Pacific (BSP) has launched its Branchless Banking (BB) in Auki Malaita Province, on Tuesday. The launching was part of BSP to educate people to have more understanding about their Wantok Moni Functions and also reached out to customers rather than customers coming to the bank. Its purpose is to get its customers acquire…