Miss Solomon shares pageant experience

THE reigning Miss Solomon Islands Camilla Grossmith says her recent journey in the Miss South Pacific Pageant was a very good experience. Camilla created history by placing Solomon Islands on the second runner up position, moving one place up from the previous country record. Speaking to the Solomon Star in Nadi last night, she said…

CDOs urged to perform

Constituency Development Officers (CDO) have encouraged to carry out their mandated duties. Permanent secretary to the Ministry of Rural Development Selina Boso made the statement during the CDO’s annual review on MOnday at the Mendana Hotel. The CDOs are currently here in Honiara for the two days review. “I encouraged your commitment to ensure your…

Bishop here today

Julie Bishop Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister is visiting the country on Tuesday. While in Honiara, the Australian delegation will meet with the country’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Cabinet Ministers during a roundtable bilateral discussion. Its understood the RAMSI draw down strategy is expected to be discussed. Following the discussion a press conference with…

Rini presents $4.1 billion Budget

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini has described the $4.1 billion for 2017 budget as balanced, credible and responsible. Mr Rini told Parliament on Monday, the budget is fully funded through a combination of domestic revenue, external budget support and cash reserves that successive Governments have built up over recent years. He said this…

Speaker calls for punctuality from MPs

SPEAKER of Parliament Ajilon Jasper Nasiu has asked Members of Parliament to be punctual for Parliament sittings to ensure outstanding businesses are not prolonged. Speaking at the opening of Parliament on Monday, Mr Nasiu said there are still 72 questions on notice, 11 Bills tabled including the 2017 Appropriation Bill 2016 and two motions. He…

Promoting local fashion and designs

A Fashion show might not be popular and regarded just another show for models to feature the different products of dress or wear produced only for high class people. Imagine if a local woman from a rural village puts on the fashion clothes those in the villages will stare with surprise and probably make fun…

No law criminalise political bribery

THERE is no law passed in parliament that criminalised the act of bribing Members of Parliament (MPs) with cash or valuable items during a lobbying period towards the election of a new Prime Minister. An officer from the Public Solicitor’s Office, who asked not to be named, clarified this on Friday. He said the only…

Youths told to shun crimes

STAY away from criminal activities and uphold respect, Auki police told youths. Auki police told participating youths at the three day Youth Market, currently underway at the Auki Police Headquarter grounds, to stay away from unlawful activities and respect each other. The police reminded the youths in an awareness talk yesterday on the first day…

Call to return speaker

THE founder of the famous “Be Happy Ministry” in Honiara, Mambo Fangaria, is urging the general public in Borderline area to look out for his wireless-speaker that went missing early this week. Mr Fangaria told Solomon Star that someone stole his speaker in the early hours of Monday morning. “I want to call on the…

Be Happy to report kwaso producers

BE Happy Ministry leader, Mambo Fangaria says he will be working closely with the police to arrest kwaso producers in the Borderline area. Mr Fangaria declared this move at borderline bus stop Monday morning. “I want to tell you my good people of this area that I will be working close with the police to…