Appeal for bank to open another branch

A business man in Choiseul Province is calling on Bank South Pacific (BSP) to open up another agent (Branch) in the province. Johnson Sopeke told the Solomon Star following what he claims the current banking service provided by BSP in the province needs further improvement. “At the moment only three BSP agents are operating in…

East Malaita launches credit union scheme

People of East Malaita constituency has collectively endorsed the plan to establish a Constituency Credit Union scheme in the presence of their Member of Parliament Manasseh Maelanga at Faumamanu Market last Saturday. People voted in favour of the proposal when Hon. Maelanga put the question to them and pledged to inject $100,000.00 from the RDCF…

Conference for agriculture extension officers underway

For the first time, two provincial agriculture extension services have come together to discuss a way forward for strengthening extension service delivery and enhance food security and livelihood for their respective provinces for the year 2017 and beyond. A statement from the Ministry of Agriculture said, Honiara Urban City agriculture staff together with the Rennell…

GPCW acknowledges support

GUADALCANAL Provincial Council of Women (GPCW) who played a key role in seeking assistance for the five children of the murdered mother at Marau says they are happy with the support rendered by companies and other groups in the country. President of the Group Alice Anthonia said that after they have made the call for…

Maelanga ends constituency tour

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Member of Parliament (MP) for East Malaita Manasseh Maelanga has ended its weeklong constituency tour. He returned to Honiara on Sunday afternoon after the successful visit to his people. He kicked off his tour on Saturday 13th May and the tour on Saturday 20th May. During his visit, Hon Maelanga…

The Third Beatitude

Welcome to our continuing discussion on the Sermon on the Mount. This week, we discuss the third of the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). I believe that you’ve been blessed and gain new insights on the beatitude from what we have discuss so far. Stay with me…

Communities urged to look after water supply

The responsibility of looking after the new water supply system lies on the shoulders of Maneasinimae and Taumaetarau water supply committee says director of Malaita province health authority Dr Hendry Kako. Dr Kako uttered this when officiating at the water supply project official handing over at Palasu’s village in Small Malaita constituency last Friday. The…

Communities take delivery of new water supply

Communities of Maneasinimae and Taumaetarau in ward 23 of small Malaita constituency in Malaita province have taken ownership of new water supply project on Friday. This means that women and children of Palasu’u, Rota, Oloha and Wapu villages will no longer walk far distance like before to collect water for their daily use. These are…

Our culture is our pride

“Our Culture is our pride” that was the statement made by the leader of Turarana cultural group Mr. Salave Matia when asked what motivated him to led young Children to participate in the cultural activities on the international Museum day that took place at the National Museum Art Gallery in Honiara on Friday 19 May…

Education

Dear Editor – Before and for a few years after independence HTI {Honiara Technical Institute [Kukum Campus]}, Penatena Teachers training college, TS Ranandi marine training school and KG6 secondary school as well as a few other schools were so well regarded restrictions were put on the number of overseas students allowed to attend to ensure…