MASI launches ‘Meet the Editors’

THE Media Association Solomon Islands (MASI) will launch “Meet the Editors” – a weekly radio segment to be aired on SIBC on Saturday directly after the 7pm news. The President of MASI, Mr Leni Dalavera, believes this is an important initiative for media in the Solomon Islands, and more importantly, for the people of the…

Sikua urges gov’t to recruit PS for ministry

THE national government needs to recruit a new permanent secretary for the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration (MCILI). Leader of the Independent Group and Member of Parliament for North East Guadalcanal Dr Derek Sikua said the ministry cannot operate without a permanent secretary. “The work of the ministry is very important for this…

Bank robber gets 2 years

A MAN who assisted in robbing the ANZ Automatic Teller Machine at Kwaimani Building, East Honiara, in 2014 has been jailed for two and half years, Wednesday. Severio Sulimae had pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of malicious damage. This relates to the incident on the night of 25 July…

Food crops and land

Dear Editor – It was reported that a ‘back garden project’ is currently underway at Voruvoru in Northwest Choiseul. The project is under the careful supervision of the Climate Change Officer, Samson Koneke, as part of the Choiseul Integrated Climate Change and Adaptation Programme (CHICCAP). The project is said to be aimed at raising awareness…

Deserving duo

Dear Editor – Mrs Minnie Arosi, who has served for 13 years in the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), is the first of only two female police officers to qualify as a specialist fingerprint expert. Minnie, who received her fingerprint training in New Zealand, is working in the RSIPF Forensic Unit. Douglas Idufanoa of…

SINU starts its $120M infrastructure upgrade

A GROUND breaking ceremony was held Wednesday at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Panatina Campus to mark the start of the university’s $120 million building project. The ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga, Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development permanent secretary Dr Franco Rodie, SINU Board chairman and MP for…

Another successful year for HFA 2016 league

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) has successfully staged the prize presentation of the 2016 league for both men and women’s last night at the Lawson Tama stadium. Winning teams for both men and women’s league were full of excitement when they finally received their prizes for their hard work and commitment during the 2016 league.…

Kenilorea takes up PS role

PETER Kenilorea Jnr. has taken up his new role as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade. Mr Kenilorea, who arrived back from New York early this month where he had served with the United Nations (UN) for 17 years, confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. He said he actually…

PM: Meeting with O’Neil ‘fruitful’

A NUMBER of issues have been discussed between the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Chair and the country’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O?Neill. And the outcome of the meeting was dubbed as ‘very fruitful’ by Mr Sogavare. The two leaders met in Port Moresby on Wednesday, concluding…