SIDT prepares for pre-election outreach

Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) is preparing to engage in a nation-wide pre-election awareness and voter education throughout the country next week. The awareness program is a project initiated by SIDT and funded by European Union with the help of Development Service Exchange (DSE) and Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF). The project aims to…

FFA hails new Forum SG

HONIARA-BASED Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has congratulated the incoming Secretary General to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Dame Meg Taylor, and honoured the contribution and leadership of outgoing SG, Tuiloma Neroni Slade. The outgoing SG ends a six-year term as he coordinates his final annual Pacific Islands Forum Leaders summit in Koror, Palau.…

Accountant institute launches first seminar

The Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants (ISIA) launched its inaugural seminar on technical accounting methods and standards for its members on Thursday. This was the first seminar in a planned series aimed at developing the professionalism of the Institute. The President of the Institute, Smiley Giobauta, told his members that the Institute was putting in…

Solomons fail to secure support for candidate

SOLOMON Islands fell short in its bid to get Dr Jimmy Rodgers to head the region’s leading organisation, the Fiji-based Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Pacific Islands leaders meeting in Palau instead selected Papua New Guinea’s Dame Meg Taylor for the top job. Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo had been pushing hard for Dr Rodgers to…

PM flies out to Indonesia

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo left Palau Thursday night after his bid to get Dr Jimmy Rodgers to lead the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat failed. He was accompanied by a few of his officials while his special secretary Dr Philip Tagini was left behind to assist other officials during Friday’s post forum dialogue sessions. Mr…

70 imported cows died in Malaita

SEVENTY cows were reportedly dead at the government’s run Gono Kukufo farm at Mao’a West Kwaio, Malaita Province. Chairman of Gono Kukufo Association Genesis Lae told the Solomon star during a visit to Gono Kukufo this week that the cause of the mass death is yet to be substantiated but added it could be from…

DPM urge provincial government to prioritise people

ACTING Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has urged the Guadalcanal Provincial government to work together as a team. Speaking during the Guadalcanal Province second appointed day celebration at Don Bosco last Friday which, Mr Maelanga said political fragmentation must not be entertained because fragmentation can hinder progress. “It is important to work together for the common…

In court with Assumpta Buchanan

Man admits burning kitchen hut A man who confessed to the burning down a kitchen hut at a Primary School in East Guadalcanal will return to court on August 15. That is when his lawyer will orally present mitigation and sentencing submissions on his behalf. John Sade, set fire to the kitchen hut belonging to a staff…

ANZ, GPPOL dismiss report

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australian and New Zealand owned Bank (ANZ) and the Guadalcanal Plain Palm Oil limited (GPPOL) denied the reports that the attempt robbery at GPPOL targeted ANZ. A front page article in the Solomon Star on Friday based on information provided by a police assistant commissioner stated that masked men…