PIDF Leaders Summit underway

THE 4th Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders Summit is now currently underway in Honiara, with the theme ‘Stewardship for Healthy Oceans & Nations’. It kicked off with an official opening ceremony at the Lawson Tama stadium yesterday. This is a historic PIDF meeting for the Solomon Islands as well as the Forum because it…

PM asks China to invest in appropriate technology

The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare has told the visiting Papua New Guinea-based Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Wang Genhua that China could consider investing in appropriate technology areas in Solomon Islands. He said his country needs investors who can invest their money in appropriate technology transfers such as telecommunications technology, rural electrification and in food…

Chinese investors welcomed to invest

The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare says the Democratic Coalition for Change Government will soon put in place a major legislation which will guide the establishment of Special Economic (SE) zones throughout Solomon Islands. And Prime Minister Sogavare has told visiting Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Papua New Guinea, Wang Genhua Chinese investors should be…

Delegation returns from regional conference

Representatives of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), the Political Parties Commission, civil society and several political parties have returned from a high-level regional summit in Nadi, Fiji. The two-day conference, titled “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 in Melanesia: Creating Political and Parliamentary Stability to Catalyse Development”, brought together leaders and academics from across from…

Training aims to equip rice farmers

LOCAL rice farmers will gain knowledge on production of manual rice milling machine, solar grain drier and peanut shelling machine after the completion of the Farm Mechanization Training (FMT) that currently underway in Honiara. FMT is jointly funded by the European Union and Solomon Islands government of Solomon Islands project on enhancing productivity of land…

Church lauds MP for support

SAINT John Baptist Church, in North Malaita has commended their Member of Parliament (MP) for his assistance in donating roofing irons for the construction of a new church building. The Church is located at Otaradi Community in Mbita’ama. MP Jimmy Lusibaea has donated 120 pieces of roofing irons for the newly built church. Speaking on…

Frigates, Honiara into semi

Isabel province football team, Isabel Frigates and host Honiara have made it to the semi finals of the Solomon Games football competition following their respective final group match wins at the Lawson Tama, Tuesday. Frigates shocked the Western Turtles with a narrow 2-1 win to take the lead in Pool A of the competition with…

Taekwondo ends on high note

Taekwondo competition for this year’s Solomon Games has conducted and ended successfully over the weekend with medal presentations at the Mbokona school Hall in Honiara. The successful competition marked the fifth straight time that Taekwondo has successfully conducted its compeittions since it was first introduced into the Solomon Games back in 2004. Speaking to Star…

Guadalcanal, Isabel tops Taekwondo

Guadalcanal Taekwondo men’s team and Isabel female’s team won gold in the 2016 Taekwondo team event over the weekend. The Guadalcanal men’s team battled their way through to the final after beating the Central men’s team in a tight contest in the semi finals. The Guadalcanal Taekwondo men’s team went on to beat the Honiara…