Prince Charles arrives

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles has arrived at the Honiara International Airport last night. Prince Charles was welcomed by the Governor General Sir Rt Rev. David Vunagi and the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Prince Charles will attend a special church service at the Saint Barnabas Provincial Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Melanesia this…

HSHS hosts graduation ceremony 

HONIARA Senior High School staged its annual graduation ceremony for its form 5, 6 & 7 students, Thursday this week. A total of 511 students graduated during the ceremony. The theme for the graduation ceremony is “Aspiration through education for a better future. The ceremony features Awarding of certificates to the graduants, awarding of special…

Birth of a nation? 

Bougainville’s independence referendum explained By KATE LYONSGuardian Australia   TODAY, the people of Bougainville – a small archipelago of islands flung 700km off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Sea – will begin voting in a referendum that will determine if their beloved homeland will become the world’s newest nation.  It is…

Prince Charles arrives today

PRINCE Charles arrives in Honiara this evening for his first royal visit to the country. According to his schedule, the prince and his delegation should touch down at Honiara International Airport at around 8.30pm.  During the visit, Prince Charles will attend a special Church service at the Saint Barnabas Anglican Cathedral on Sunday before meeting the…

Challenges of managing the forest

MANAGING and conserving the nation’s forest resources sustainably is a challenge the government and stakeholders are working to address.     That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Forestry and Research (MOFR) Vaeno Vigulu. He was speaking recently during a community forest conservation meeting held in Honiara. He said threatened food security, increasing…