Big clean-up campaign marking environment day ended successfully in Gizo

A major clean-up effort marking the World Environment Day has ended successfully in Gizo on Wednesday. The celebration kicked off on Tuesdays with awareness program from various organisation and schools within Gizo town. It was organised by the Western provincial environmental department together with the Western provincial health authority. The program featured environment awareness, speech…

Visale calls for support

Visale Community High School in West Guadalcanal is appealing for supports from donors and government to complete some of its incomplete projects. Principal Sr Veronica Boki highlighted this during the end year graduation ceremony of the school on Wednesday. Ms Boki said the school has experienced ups and downs in its two years school development…

MOI gets vaccination against measles

A TOTAL of 750 people both young and old in the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) have taken their vaccination against measles over the weekend. This happened after a health team from Kilu’ufi Hospital  consisting of nine members traveled to Luaniua, Avaha and Pelau islands as part of the national measles campaign to immunise people against…

Telekom now locally owned

SOLOMON Telekom Company Limited is now a 100-percent locally owned company.  This came following the signing ceremony to mark the transfer of 32.58 percent shares held by Cable and Wireless Company (CWC) to Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) on Wednesday in Honiara. SINPF paid off the shares from CWC for a total of SBD$100…

Former officers demand payment

FORMER and current police officers who served at the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea border during the Bougainville conflict have demanded the government to pay their allowances before the election. The pressure group went to the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday to demand answers from the Caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. The group urged…

Cultural Bill to AG office

A Traditional Knowledge and Expression of Culture Bill in its draft form is now with the Attorney Generals (AG) Office for consideration. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, John Wasi, revealed this to Solomon Star this week in an interview. He said the Bill is to protect all the traditional knowledge…

MMF supports POB

MALAITA  Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has supported the move by Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) in supporting both the middle and low class Solomon Islanders on the ease to accessing financial capital. Forum president Charles Dausabea, said the bank’s provision for ease of finance to help citizens must be applauded. He said its good to see more…

New act allows gov’t to borrow wisely

In the recent media workshop, the Ministry of Finance announced that the new Public Financial Management Act will facilitate better decisions on Government Borrowing, On-lending and Guarantees. Deputy Accountant-General, Ms Merrylyn Kodoleke, said that the Act contains key elements of the Government’s Debt Management Strategy (DMS) and meets undertakings made to Honiara Club members to…

Strong call to environment enforcers

Environment law enforcers have been strongly urged to dig deep and expose dubious dealings against the environmental law in the country. DPP Ronald Bei Talasasa told local and regional participants who attended a weeklong environmental and compliance enforcement practical skills training here. Those attended include environment conservationist, infrastructure and planning officers, fisheries and forestry officers,…