Vanuatu to host Pacific Week of Agriculture in October

NOUMEA,  (PACNEWS) – Vanuatu will host the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) in October this year. The announcement was made by Vanuatu representative at the 47th CRGA (Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations) in Noumea. “On behalf of the Vanuatu Government I have the pleasure to announce that the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture…

Materials for more homes in Hograno Kia Havulei

The people of Kolomola and Kolotubi wards in Hograno Kia Havulei (HKH) constituency are smiling following the arrival of housing materials for 45 new houses. The materials were transported on board a landing craft and have landed successfully on their shores. This was made possible through their newly elected Member of Parliament who is also…

Farmer wants nursery house in Auki

A LOCAL farmer has called on the agriculture office in Auki, Malaita province to have a nursery house. John Osi made the suggestion in an interview with the Solomon Star office in Auki over the weekend. Mr. Osi, a local successful farmer from the highlands of Central Kwara’ae said having a nursery house in Auki…

Oto’s case Aug 16

THE ORAL pre-trial conference on the case of the senior government officer accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $800,000 of public funds through dishonest tender processes will be made in court on August 16. This followed the filing of the pre-trial documents on the case of Stephen Jude Oto yesterday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court.…

Probe into tug boat sinking

RSIPF officers in the Central Islands Province provincial capital Tulagi are investigating the sinking of a tug boat near Buguna Island about 6.30pm on Thursday 27 July and one missing crew member. There were seven crew on board the tug boat when it sank. The tug boat was pulling a barge when the incident happened.…

IMPORT SCARE

Fiji live Cattle import queried, Ministry defends claims CLAIMS have surfaced from concerned cattle farmers in the country over the proposed live cattle import from Fiji, in fear of the deadly Brucellosis Disease. Brucellosis Disease is a bacterial disease found in the reproductive tracts of animals which can also be transferred to humans. It causes…

RAGOMO KEEN TO JOIN KURUKURU

Inspiration captain calls on SIFF to contact Brazilian club for his release BRAZIL-based Elliot Ragomo told Sunday Star Sports he is keen to team up with the national futsal team for the 5th Asian Indoor Games in Turkmenistan. The Kurukuru inspirational captain who is currently on a six months trail with a professional club in…

ABD Gives SIG US$15.4 Million

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) revealed that the government has secured US$15.4 million from the Asian Development Bank for the development of the USP fourth campus project in the country. The prolonged development of the project has received an encouraging progress and its ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for next month.…

TSI’s CDF community audit raises serious questions on the administration of the public funds

The Transparency Solomon Islands and UNDP sponsored Constituency Development Fund(CDF) Community Audit has raised some serious questions about the way the fund has been administered and managed by the national politicians and the ruling administration. A community audit carried out recently in 39 constituencies shows many people are in the dark not just about the…

ABD Gives SIG US$15.4 Million

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) revealed that the government has secured US$15.4 million from the Asian Development Bank for the development of the USP fourth campus project in the country. The prolonged development of the project has received an encouraging progress and its ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for next month.…