Private businessman upgrades roads in Auki

AFTER repeated calls by transport owners for the repair of roads within Malaita’s Auki township, work has already been carried out. Last weekend, a private business man engaged contractors to fill up potholes and re-leveled bumpy roads. Auki transport service providers have raised concerns recently about the deteriorating state of roads within Auki. Wilson Ne’e…

Dausabea rubbishes bad comments against PPP

Charles Dausabea has rubbished negative comments certain political parties have levelled against Malaita Ma’asina Forum’s (MMF) political wing party – the Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP). Dausabea revealed that he had been approached by two parties who said the donor community will not support PPP formed coalition with. “I was approached by two political parties telling…

‘Zero growth economy reflects poor governance’

The announcement of the care taker government of the country’s zero growth economy recently reflects the past government’s poor governance, says Ma’asina Malaita Forum (MMF) technical head Martin Housanau. Housanau said the government should not be making excuses with the recent April floods and the closure of St Barbara mining company for the current economic…

Voters warned of independent candidates

VOTERS have been urged to ask tough questions to their intending independent candidates who will be contesting the upcoming national general election. General Secretary (GS) of the Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) said people need to ask their candidates why they decide to run as independent candidates and not joining a party. Charles Ashley said it…

Hearts of Hope supports the elderly and disable people

Widows, widowers and disable people from U’ura community in Central Kwara’ae in Malaita province received gifts from Hearts of Hope organization yesterday. The organization which registered under the Charitable Act has visited almost every village in central Kwara’ae to give gifts to the elderly and unfortunate people. Speaking during the program Hearts of Hope president…

Govt plans more museums nationwide

Government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) is planning to establish more mini war museums around the country. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) John Wasi revealed this to the Solomon Star in an interview yesterday. Mr Wasi said his ministry had identified several potential areas in the country to establish these museums. “We…

Ministry plans tourism celebration in Munda

Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) plans to stage a mini celebration marking the 2014 world tourism day(WTD) in Munda, Western province on Friday. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) John Wasirevealed this to the Solomon Star in an interview on Wednesday. The day is celebrated every year on 27 September. It is a global observance…

War museum opens in Munda

A War museum to store old world war two relics for exhibition and tourist attraction will be unveiled tomorrow in Munda, Western province. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism John Wasi will do the honour of officially opening the locally owned museum. A landowner in Munda owns the museum and with…

Development of Pacific regional efficient lighting strategy under way

SPC: Improving energy efficiency offers the Pacific region multiple benefits, including reduced dependence on imported petroleum fuels, increased energy security, lower energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. For this reason, efficient lighting has been identified as one of the main ‘accelerators’ to achieve the sustainable energy for all (SE4ll) objectives. To support the efforts…