PAP renders full support for PM

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) says it renders its full support for the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare and his Democratic Coalition for Change Government. The party discussed its official stand in its first meeting this year at the weekend in Honiara after the formation of the Sogavare-led DCC Government on December 19. And its official…

Tourism delegation to visit Simbo

FOLLOWING much publicity about Simbo Islands, Western Province over the past weeks, a delegation from the Ministry of Culture& Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) will conduct a short visit to the island this weekend. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) John Wasi told the Solomon Star on Tuesday that the visit is part…

Local students undergo orientation

Hundreds of Solomon Islands first year students took part in University of the South Pacific(USP) weeklong orientation at Laucala campus on Monday in Fiji. Solomon Islands sponsored students who have arrived early in Fiji on charter flights attended event along with other regional first year students. The orientation week was designed to provide new students…

PCW aims to establish centres in provinces

THE Provincial Councils of Women (PCW) have agreed to establish resource centre buildings in each province this year. During a gender equality forum attended by seven PCW representatives from seven provinces, the women concluded that it is important resource centre buildings are established in the provinces as focal points in the ongoing struggle to empower…

New volcanic activity in Tonga

RNZI: Tongan authorities say fresh volcanic activity at the Home Reef volcano, near the northern islands of Vava’u, is creating a steam cloud two kilometres high. Government geologist Rennie Vaiomounga says a local pilot first reported the activity on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Vaiomounga says that report has since been confirmed by a boat in the…

DCC keen to invest in forestry sector

The present unsustainable harvesting of the country’s forest resources and the high rate of illegal logging activities necessitate a timely decision by the DCC Government to impose a moratorium on new registration and applications for logging business activities in Solomon Islands. A statement issued through the Government Communication Unit said, the Cabinet has reached this…