Solomon Water wants cooperation

THE current disaster has affected a lot of services – one basic one is water to the Honiara population. Solomon Water said water supply to the city has been affected therefore the public should boil water before drinking. “Solomon Water advises that until water services return to normal, everyone in Honiara should boil water they…

Bringing Glory to God

The question for our meditation this week is “How do we bring Glory to God?” The Westminster Shorter Catechism rightly answers the question by saying, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy Him forever.” The person who fears God seeks to live all of life to the glory of God. The Apostle Paul…

Church survives harsh flood

THE St John Baptise chapel of Anglican is the only building that remains standing at Bitiama area at Koa hill after the flooding. All houses within the area were destroyed while the church building itself remained standing. The Solomon Star was able to cross to the other side of Mataniko River to where the chapel…

NZ to boost aid to flood-ravaged Solomons

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand’s aid contribution to the Solomon Islands is likely to increase considerably, once the damage caused by devastating floods has been assessed. New Zealand has already contributed NZD$300,000 in immediate aid, and an air force Hercules was to leave for the capital Honiara this morning, with critical aid supplies.…

Pacific Humanitarian team deployed here

The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) has begun deployments to Honiara on Monday in support of the Government’s response to flash floods which have devastated the capital and provinces in the Solomon Islands. Heavy rain from a tropical depression caused severe flooding in Honiara after the Mataniko River burst its banks, washing away homes and bridges.…

Educational commentary: ‘Lilo’s greatest gift’

As the Gordon Darcy Lilo government the National Coalition for Rural Advancement (NCRA) is coming to an end; to be frank his term expires on September when our Parliament will dissolve. I think there are some major achievement Lilo’s government has delivered for the nation under his policy objectives and intentions during their tenure in…

Govt & KOICA on forestry action plan

The ministry of forestry with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) last week held three days workshop to discuss the implementation of a forestry action plan. The project entitled, ‘The Project for Establishment of Action Plan for Forest Resources Management in the Solomon Islands’ looks at forest resources management in SI and will be carried…

So, what is the South Pacific Tourism exchange?

With tourism a vitally important industry, income earner and employer right across the South Pacific, the inaugural South Pacific Tourism Exchange will be the region’s largest travel and tourism business-to-business event. Set to take place in Auckland, New Zealand from the 22-23 May, 2014 and organized by the South Pacific Tourism Organization, South Pacific Tourism…