School fee hike irks parents

INCREASES in school fees has raised grave concerns for parents who have been struggling to foot their children’s fees every year despite the government’s fee free education policy. The policy, which was implemented back in 2004 and carried on by the caretaker NCRA government, was part of the MDG (Millennium Development Goals), which stated that…

A reminder to be responsible

THE public has once again been reminded to be responsible over their behaviour and respect laws that govern the city. City Clerk Charles Kelly uttered these sentiments in an interview with the Solomon Star on Wednesday. My Kelly admitted it is quite difficult to implement city council by laws when people from many different backgrounds…

Council to take ownership of toilets

COUNCIL will soon receive the two public toilets from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID). City Clerk Charles Kelly said he had received the green light from the ministry’s permanent secretary to handover the public toilets to council to administer and look after. The two toilets at King George and Lawson Tama are funded by…

Water shortage affects students

Alota’a community high school near Auki, Malaita is currently experiencing water shortage following lack of rain over the past two weeks and it had affected students. The shortage affected both the secondary and primary students. The school’s deputy school principal Godfrey Salo said even the water supply from the Solomon Islands Water Authority (SIWA) has…

Youths working on DVD

WORK is currently underway for the production of a DVD clip featuring various Adventist singing youth groups within the White River Adventist Church in west Honiara. Over the past weeks, youth members from the main White River Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church and its hive churches have been busy doing voice recording and video shooting.…