COM launches second website

Church of Melanesia (COM) in Solomon Island on Friday officially re-launched a new church website at its head office in Honiara. The website was relaunched after its first church website was not working properly and was never recognised by Anglican Church members. Relaunching of website was aimed to reconnects Anglican members in Solomon Island, Vanuatu,…

More females join CSSI

As part of upholding gender equality, the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) last Friday welcomed four new females who were amongst 35 officers who passed out after completing 12 weeks of training. The CSSI officers undertook their training at Rove headquarter in Honiara. Undersecretary of the ministry of police, national security and correctional service…

CSSI improvements highlighted

The Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI) has shown great improvement and major development within its organisation. This was revealed by the undersecretary of the ministry of police, national security and correctional service during the graduation of new 35 new officers last Friday. Undersecretary Stephen Maesiola said that there are great developments being witnessed…

Commonwealth ministers to meet on global health priorities

When they meet in Geneva this week, health ministers from across the 53-nation Commonwealth community will put national and global health policy priorities front and centre. That will include strengthening public health systems, immunisation, nutrition, and communicable and non-communicable diseases. The Commonwealth health ministers meeting comes as governments worldwide look to agree new targets to…

International museum day celebrated

The history of Black birding and Australia South Islanders is known very little in education curriculum of Solomon Island. These were the words of minister of culture and tourism Samuel Manetoali in his official speech opening of the international museum day last Friday in Honiara. Mr Manetoali said the national museum realised Black Birding history…

Salesian sisters assist flashflood victims

The Salesian Sisters at Henderson assisted the two Catholic communities in the Good Shepherd Parish at Tenaru on Saturday. These communities were Ando and Kolina after the flash flood survey by seminarians from HNMS.  The relief aid fund was given by the ASMOAF (Australian Salesian Mission Overseas Aid Fund) to the Salesian Sisters.  The combination…

Soltuna plans to increase prizes

Local tuna company Soltuna is planning to increase its prizes in future draws to help families in the country. Sotuna marketing manager Kenwood Harry revealed this to the Solomon Star last week during the handing over of cash prizes to three wining participants at company ware house last week. Each winner walked away with $4,000…

Who gives more aid to the Pacific Islands?

For the past four decades, Pacific island countries (PICs) are well known for their aid dependency syndrome, a continuing malaise ever since their independence in the 1970s.  Generous aid money received from donors, who were the former colonial rulers, was initially for annual budgetary support.  Aid, known as official development assistance in terms of pure…