Australian High com visits Malaita

The Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne will kick off a two day visit to Malaita province starting on Tuesday. The tour will see Mr Byrne visiting Kilu’ufi hospital, clinics and to other schools in and around Auki. Malaita provincial Premier Edwin Suibaea confirmed the visit on Monday saying the tour would start just after 10am…

GP leader on Wale issue

A Guadalcanal leader demands that any future company operating the Gold Ridge mine must not serve the interest of any ‘foreign’ national leader. Provincial member for Vulolo ward and minister for Provincial Affairs , Patrick Kennedy, said the recent revelation that former deputy opposition leader, Matthew Wale, has been benefiting from a tailored scholarship for…

HCC cracks down on illegal buildings

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) has continued its crack down on the illegal erection of buildings within the Honiara City boundary. HCC Building Inspector, Samson Aengari informed this paper that the exercise which began in June, has continued successfully over the past five months. “We have managed to crack down on various illegal buildings being…

HCC: All businesses must have license

ALL existing and newly erected businesses operating within the boundaries of Honiara City must have business license to operate. Speaking to the Solomon Star, Samson Aengari of the Honiara City Council’s (HCC) Planning Division said that HCC have already began an exercise which involved checking vehicles, shops, canteens for their HCC business license. “We have…

Church leaders attend circuit meeting

About 70 United Church leaders and members have attended the circuit meeting in Pienuna, Ranoggah, Western province over the weekend. Members of the Church based in Honiara and around the country attended the church gathering. United Church Moderator Wilfred Kurepitu told Solomon Star the program was held purposely for Church leaders to discuss Church issues.…

DSE conducts training for partners

A training to effectively manage projects and help communities engage in positive developments ended yesterday in Honiara. It was a three weeks training organised by Development Services Exchange (DSE) for its partners. The training focused on participatory leadership, project management, monitoring & evaluation management and financial management. The training was supported and funded by European…

‘Project will help youths’

THE ‘Youth Substance Striker: Kick the Habits’ by kicking goals project will boost the moral of young people in our community says the director of youth Edward Anisitolo. Mr Anisitolo made the remarks at the launching of the project in Honiara last Thursday after Caretaker Minister of Ministry of Home Affairs, Manasseh Maelanga launched the…

Teachers mark day with sports

Members of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Education Authority yesterday celebrated the world teachers day through sporting competitions. Most of the teachers were unable to join the main celebration in Honiara last Friday. Yesterday’s event saw teaching and auxiliary staff from Betikama, Burns Creek, Palm Drive International school, Naha SDA, Kukum Adventist school coming together…