Maneke, Pacha take oath

Two Government Ministers on Monday took their oath of Office at Government House following a minor reshuffle. Governor General Sir Frank Kabui administered the oaths at a brief ceremony attended by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, senior Cabinet Ministers and officials. The two Ministers are the South Guadalcanal MP, David Day Pachawho took over as the…

Zaira centenary next month

Zaira village on North Vangunu Island, Western Province will celebrate the 100 years of centenary since the arrival of the United Church next month, June 20.   Reports reaching the Solomon Star said, preparation towards the centenary celebration in the village is underway. Solomon Island Community Conservation Partnership (SICCP) field Officer Tusa Jewia yesterday said,…

Judiciary setback

Financial constraints compromise the work of judiciary Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer says delivery of justice in the country is being compromised by financial constraints. He revealed this during the induction program conducted for Members of Parliament (MPs) last week. Speaking before the MPs Sir Albert admitted that the major obstacle to progress the work…

Government grants bauxite export

The Government has announced that Cabinet has approved a limited shipment of stockpiled bauxite from the Rennell mine, operated by PT Mega Bingtang Borneo Company. The decision was made late last week. A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday said, Cabinet has considered the pros and cons surrounding the consignment, concluding…

Reconciliation, forgiveness, peace, and unite

Following a minor reshuffle in the Cabinet line-up, MP Samson Maneka will be sworn in this Monday morning as the new Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace. The Solomon Islands is entering into a progressive period of development and economic growth under plans unveiled by the DCC Government in the 2015 Budget Speech and…

Pacific Venture must go

Dear Editor – Logging is not a development and all along I have been an anti-logger. My advice to the people of Manawai and Muki was not considered therefore today they started to experience the consequences. I did not support logging and for two contractors to operate at one area as in our case is…

Micro credit

Dear Editor – Bob Pollard kindly replied to my letter in your newspaper in which I had outlined the potential for coconut virgin oil production as a valuable, much needed commodity, and a source of income for farmers. Bob said one of the difficulties his company faced was farmers wanting to participate in the scheme,…

Honiara Central Market

Dear Editor – The Central Market in Honiara is an important venue for the market vendors, shoppers and tourists alike. Always a hive of activity and a place I liked to visit during my time in Honiara. I was pleased to learn the members of the Honiara Central Market Vendor’s Association (HCMVA) are committed to…

Urgent need to police the common border

The need for police and immigration presence at our common border with neighbours Papua New Guinea is urgent than even. Right now, the border was left unattended by these responsible authorities. While historically people living on both sides of the border were blood related, this does not mean cross-border activities should be allowed to go…