$1.6B FOR TINA HYDRO

Sogavare underscores significance of hydro PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government has secured $1.6 billion for the construction of the Tina River Hydro Dam. He revealed this in his keynote address at the Guadalcanal Province second appointed day on Tuesday at Lela Beach. “The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) has secured $1.6 billion…

Manele: Lack of attendance shocking

THE Parliamentary Opposition Leader Honorable Jeremiah Manele has described Government MPs lack of commitment in attending Parliament as ‘shocking and disgraceful’. In a statement on Tuesday, the Opposition Leader said it was inexcusable for Government MPs not to attend Parliament especially to support the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016-2035 Report; a motion moved by the…

[email protected] Partnership Officially Launched

Honiara, Solomon Islands –[email protected] ([email protected]) together with UN Peacebuilding Fund project (UNPBF), implemented by UNDP and UN Women, officially launched a partnership to train more than 100 youth from informal settlements around Honiara city, who have limited to no opportunities to earn sustainable living, to be active peacebuilders while undergoing entrepreneurship and business  training. The…

Call to deport foreign convict

THE mother of the girl who is currently the partner of a Vietnamese ex-convict has demanded prompt action by responsible authorities to deport him to his home country. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Monday, Ethel Tanai said the Vietnamese national needs to go due to the ill-treatments towards her daughter. In fact, Ms Tanai…

Manepora makes suggestion on NDS

DEPUTY Speaker to National Parliament, Andrew Manepora proposes that a Parliamentary Standing Committee be established to oversee the implementation of the twenty year National Development Strategy (NDS) when debating the NDS in Parliament on Monday. He said this is to keep governments in focus when preparing their budgets and to ensure that it reflects what…

Young Students Return From Fiji Convention

More than 50 primary students from Amoana Christian Academy (ACE) and Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS) arrived back in Honiara Sunday after attending a week-long convention in Fiji. The students attended the regional Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) facilitated under the Southern Cross Educational Enterprises program at the Vodafone Arena in Suva, Fiji. ACE schools from…

Guadalcanal weaving festival this week

THE inaugural Guadalcanal Weaving Festival will be taking place at Lela Beach in the Kakabona area, West of Honiara this week. A statement from the organisers said, the event will commence tomorrow from 1st to 7th August 2017. The festival is the first of its kind and is the result of a massive effort including…

Climate change, weather meeting here

The Solomon Islands Government, through Solomon Islands Meteorology Service (SIMS) is hosting two meetings to address the issue of climate change and natural disasters from a Meteorological Service responsibility. They will be held back to back at the FFA Centre, West Khola Ridge, Honiara, Solomon Islands between the 14th and 18th of August 2017. First,…

Pedestrian condemns reckless driver

Pedestrians walking along the Honiara City National Library walkway escaped a near fatal accident when a reckless driver drove his car onto the walkway last week. One of the pedestrians, David Mola said the car with the registered number plate MB 1740 drove out of the busy traffic onto the walkway opposite the library and…