New airport terminal

So Japan is going to construct a new international departure terminal building for the country. The plan was unveiled Friday during the signing of the Grant Agreement for the Improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project. Under the project, the existing terminal building will be upgraded to cater for both domestic and international arrivals. The…

Dr Sikua’s poor leadership

Dear Editor – Increased lawlessness in Northeast Guadalcanal reflects the MP’s poor leadership! For example, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Northeast Guadalcanal and Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament, Dr Derek Sikua’s Project Support Criteria is discriminatory! Over the past 11 years he only approved and disbursed projects for his voters and cronies –…

Province pledges support to school

The director of Health Division in Guadalcanal provinces, Joel Denty says they will continue to work closely with Tumurora Primary School to ensure the learning institution has a healthy environment for children. He was speaking during the handing over and official opening of the KOICA (Korea International Corporation Agency) funded toilet system at Tumurora Primary…

Volunteer blood donors encouraged

People who are willing to donate blood voluntarily are encouraged to come forward and donate blood to save lives. Director Medical Laboratory of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Alfred Dofai made this call during the world blood donor day celebration last week. “Operations happen every day, complication in delivery occurs every seconds at night, our…

Gov’t ends consultation on Renbel

Consultation with Rennell & Bellona community members on the draft Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill (TGCF) 2018 has been completed successfully last week. First consultation is at Bellona atoll on Friday 1st June with the facilitating team comprised of officers from the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), Culture Division of the…

Cable landing Pact signed

SOLOMON Islands has signed a historic Landing Party Agreement with Australia this week in Canberra. The Agreement is a significant milestone towards constructing of the international and domestic cables. It was signed between the PS of Finance and Chairman of the Board of SICCL Harry Kuma and the Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Roderick…

Work to upgrade airport set to start

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Milner Tozaka has signed the Grant Agreement for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport project in Honiara, Friday. The Agreement was signed between Minister Tozaka and the Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Takashi Toyama. Delivering his speech during the ceremony, the Foreign Minister…

Anti-corruption forum for youths end here

TO discuss the importance of integrity and good governance in Solomon Islands, more than 60 university students and youth members of civil society participated in the Anti-Corruption and Integrity Dialogue for Youths, which concluded Wednesday. According to the 2015 World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators, Solomon Islands is very corrupt and has weak accountability and integrity…

Taiwan medic team end Malaita tour

A TAIWANESE mobile medical team has returned to Honiara after successfully completing their mission to remote areas in South Malaita, Malaita Province last week. Reports reaching the Solomon Star on Friday said team visited communities from Small Malaita, East and West Are’Are area from 5th to 12th June. The local health staff in the three region assisted…