Life skills training for women

A FIVE days life skills training for women and girls organised by Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd starts this morning at Halavo village  in Ngella,Central Island Province. Managing Director of Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd, Michael Tokuru told Solomon Star yesterday. The life skills training was made possible by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO)…

Parish celebrates feast day

Parishioners of Tangarare in west Guadalcanal joyfully celebrated the feast day of Saint Joseph the worker at Tangarare Chapel on Saturday 2nd May. The celebration was officiated by the Parish Priest of Tangarare Fr.HermanTige and assisted by Fr. Iuvens Rapasia. Fr. Herman Tige in his homily highlighted the day as an important day for all…

Panatina Creek benefits from REP

Lower Panatina Creek in East Honiara will soon benefit from a newly built Jacobs ladder which is currently in construction process. The project started last month and will be completed any time this week.  The project is being funded by the World Bank and it is coordinated by the Rapid Employment Program initiated the by…

Why main market closes on Sunday

THE Honiara Central Market Management and Honiara City Council (HCC)  executive has decided to close the main market on Sundays due to less vendors and customers. Honiara Central Market Master, Saxon Ofata revealed this to Solomon Star in an interview yesterday. This follows concerns raised in the media why the new market management has closed…

Illegal fee collection

Officers accused of collecting fee illegally from vendors A NUMBER of Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement Officers have been accused of collecting market fees illegally from market vendors selling their produce near at White River 01 bus-stop, West Honiara. A source close to the Solomon Star and an insider from the Law Enforcement Division…

World leading solar kits now available here

Y.Sato Marine in Solomon Islands has introduced a new range of solar kits designed in Japan by Akari. The manufacturer of the battery cells, GS Yuasa, acquired quality certification under the Lighting Global Project of the United Nations Affiliated World Bank. The Worlds first product certification for a battery manufacturer. Product quality certifications was acquired…

Islanders learn abour organic farming

Over the past weeks people ofDai island in Malaita province have learnt how to grow their vegetables and root crops using the organic farming method promoted by Kastom Gaden Association (KGA). The visit by the KGA team was aimed at exposing organic farming to the people. More than 30 participants attended the workshop. The training…

Auga: Research is fundamental to agriculture development

Minister for Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Augustine Auga has reiterated the importance of research as a key to improving agricultural productivity in the country. Mr Auga highlighted this in parliament recently when he contributed his ministry’s support towards the motion of sine die. He told the house that research is fundamental to development of plans…

Auga calls for unity

Member of Parliament (MP) for Lau/Mbaelelea Constituency and Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock (MAL) Augustine Auga has called on his constituents to work together as one people to push development forward. Speaking on the Sine Die Motion at the Parliament Auga asserted that they must do away with thier differences so that…

SIDT celebrates 33rd anniversary, pays tribute to its pioneers

A well known Non-Government Organization (NGO), Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) has celebrated its 33rd Anniversary at the headquarters in Honiara on Wednesday. The theme for the 33rd Anniversary was “Strong Villages equals to Strong Nation”. More than a hundred invited guests, families, friends and staff of the organizations celebrated the day together. SIDT has…