Heavy defeat for U17

THE country’s national U17 team suffered their second defeat in the men’s FIFA U17 World Cup tournament in Brazil yesterday. The U17 team went down 7-0 to Paraguay of South America. The young lads did a pretty good job in the first half to hold off Paraguay with only two goals. The South Americans extended…

Our support still remains, says US 

THE United States says it’s committed to fund infrastructure projects here, including Bina Harbour in Malaita, despite the China switch. Port Moresby-based US ambassador to Solomon Islands, Catherine Ebert-Gray made the assurance during an interview with the Solomon Star. It was her fifteenth and final visit here before her tenure as Ambassador to Solomon Islands,…

 Schools re-thinking Plastic

FIVE schools in Honiara have completed a trial on the alternative use of single use plastic which aims to provide insight on how behaviour influences habits regarding waste management.  Over 13 weeks, the schools – Koloale, Florence Young, Emmaus, Honiara Senior High School and St. Nicholas College tested interventions to reduce plastic waste generated during…

Why fashion matters

The powerhouse behind the local industry By ELIZABETH OSIFELO    WHEN I think about fashion the first thing that comes to mind is the latest design, trending style, colors, creativity and raw talent.   But to be close to accurate, fashion is a popular aesthetic expression in a certain time and context, especially in clothing, footwear,…

RIPEL committee progresses

THE Cabinet Sub- Committee Secretariat under the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) had initiated onto an ambitious implementation program on community partnership, investment and development for Russel Islands, reports the PM’s Press Secretariat. This was stated during a briefing with the Chairman of the RIPEL Cabinet Sub Committee Chachabule Amoi at the…

Noro cable landing station commissioned

Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel, the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier and dignitaries. THE Noro cable landing station has been officially commissioned on Thursday in Western province. The Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel together with the Premier of Western Province David Gina and the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier officially unveiled…

China’s special envoy here

China’s Special Envoy to the Pacific Island Forum Dialogue Ambassador H.E Wang Xuefeng is Honiara to discuss matters of importance with the various government officials. The Solomon Star understands that this is one of the many important visits from various high level officials from China after the diplomatic relation was established between the two countries…