Farmers want road fixed

RURAL farmers in east Kwara’ae in Malaita province are calling for an urgent repair on a particular part of the Atori road that was destroyed by landslide months ago. Speaking to Solomon Star a spokesperson for the farmers who want his name withheld said that currently they are affected with their running to selling their…

Students lauds gov’t for fixing tuition fees

GOVERNMENT funded students studying at the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus has commended the government for settling their tuition arrears. This follows the lifting of their holds which denied them from viewing their semester one grades and registration for semester 2. “Thank you SIG for clearing our holds,” the students…

Safe water for Tabagwao

THE people of Tabagwao Community in East Malaita Solomon Islands now have safe, fresh and clean drinking water. A Spring Box water source was handed over to the community as part of a World Vision New Zealand and World Vision Solomon Islands project. The aim of the project was to support East Malaitan communities affected…

SI tuna achieves MSC certification

WORLDFISHING: Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification has been awarded to the Solomon Islands skipjack and yellowfin tuna purse seine and pole and line fishery. The effort to secure MSC certification in the Solomon Islands was led by Tri Marine and its subsidiary National Fisheries Developments (NFD). This certification follows last month’s announcement that Tri Marine…

Public praise police

MEMBERS of the public have expressed gratitude and commend Police for providing security which resulted in the peaceful final soccer matches on Saturday afternoon. The grand final match between Isabel Frigates and Makira had attracted thousands of Honiara residents who jam-packed the stadium and around the stadium despite the scorching heat. “W thanked the police…

‘The water is crawling in’

It has been a global and endless debated issue, yet governments come to no conclusion. Sea level rise as it is known; due to Climate Change impact is now invading our beautiful Islands and homes. This is an irresistible issue around the globe and the big guys have no choice but to find solutions. The…

Better customary land settlement model

Dear Editor – As concern Malaita chiefs, leaders and resource owners of Malaita who have much concern over the Malaita Project which remains stagnant at the moment, we would like to thank first of all the DCC Government for its initiatives and plans on those projects. Secondly, for mandating the Think Tank group to do…

Three Budgets of Deficits and Debts

With the introduction of new fiscal year (1 August – 31 July) for Fiji, we have completed an early round of three budgets presented to and passed by parliaments in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga for their respective fiscal years (1 June – 31 May) and (1 July – 30 June). Three other major Pacific island…