Dala hosts farmers’ field day

DALA South Community, West Kwara’ae, Malaita province will today host a farmers’ field day. The field day would involve all the farmers within the central region of Malaita based on the theme: ‘Think Lokol Kakai for Helti Living.’ Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday principal agriculture field officer in Auki Ledley Diudi said the purpose…

Air Niugini reduces fuel surcharge

POST COURIER – Papua New Guinea National airline Air Niugini has announced reduction in fuel surcharge for both domestic and international routes-effective from Monday. The airline chief executirve officer (CEO) Simon Foo said the decrease in fuel surcharge was due to reduction in fuel prices on the world market and also the current exchange rate.…

Gender based violence workshop starts

A THREE days workshop on gender based violence (GBV) for nurses, Church women’s group leaders and chiefs from communities around Auki kicks off yesterday. The workshop is being facilitated by gender based violence (GBV) coordinator, Auki reproductive health coordinator and Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) men as partners. This program was the first of…

Tourism operators want flight impasse solved

Tourism operators are calling on the government to quickly resolve the Fiji-Solomons flight impasse. Managing director of Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd Michael Tokuru highlighted this during a one day tourism stakeholders’ workshop held at Mendana hotel, Tuesday. Mr Tokuru said that Solomon Island Government (SIG) especially the aviation department should quickly solve the flight…

Tourism development impresses govt

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MTC) is impressed with some of the tourism developments currently taking place in Honiara. Director of tourism within the tourism ministry Barney Sivoro highlighted this during the tourism stakeholders’ meeting held at Mendana hotel, Tuesday. Mr Sivoro said the ministry is impressed to see some tourism development…

‘SI needs bigger wharf for cruise ships’

Solomon Island needs bigger wharves to cater for cruise ships coming here says Deputy Director of Tourism, Savita Nandan. Ms Nandan speaking during a one day tourism stakeholder’s workshop held at Mendana hotel, Tuesday said Solomon Island needs a bigger wharf for cruise ships. “We just return after meeting with cruise companies in Australia last…

Hou clarifies 2014 budget review

CARETAKER Minister of Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Rick Hou, yesterday clarified the publication of the 2014 Mid- Year Budget Review. A statement from the government communication unit stated that Mr Hou made the clarification in response to “apparent misleading interpretations, speculations and conclusions framed in the media by certain individuals”.   The caretaker minister clarified…