Rennell record lowest temperature

Rennell Island in the Renbell province records the lowest temperature in the country’s history of 17 degree Celsius few weeks ago. This was revealed by a meteorology officer during the commissioning of the weather station in Tingoa last week. He told the Solomon Star that 17 degree Celsius was the lowest so far ever recorded…

Visitor arrivals stay on track

HOT on the heels of a strong Q1 performance across all source markets, Solomon Islands visitation has continued on in positive mode with figures recorded for April 2016 showing a 2.8 per cent increase. Official Solomon Islands Government statistics released last week show a total of 1799 international visitors arrived across the month compared to…

Pacific Islands students kept safe at uni campus

THE stranded students still residing at the University of Gorokain Papua New Guinea are safe and taken care of on-campus. University of Goroka chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb said more than 100 students are still residing in the dormitories and receiving meals from the university mess. The majority of them are from Solomon Islands. “The mess is…

Call for dialogue to settle dispute

LANDOWNERS and Chiefs of Vanikoro Island in the Vatud Constituency, Temotu province have called on their Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki for a negotiation to settle the current dispute on the Island. The dispute referred to was in relation to the incident at Vanikoro that happened on Sunday, where villagers of Vanikoro allegedly ransacked…

Discussion on aid program for post-RAMSI era

Honiara and Canberra have commenced dialogue on the design of a new development assistance programme to succeed Australia’s development assistance programme to Solomon Islands through the Regional Assistance Mission in the post-RAMSI era. Australian development assistance programme through RAMSI focusses on the strengthening of the police and correctional services, judicial system and governance machinery. An…

New boat for East Kwaio

East Kwaio will take delivery of a new landing craft today in Honiara. This was revealed by a constituency officer to the paper. This is part of an effort by the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu in fulfilling the dreams of the people in his constituency, who have longed to have…

Taiwan grants SINU lecturers scholarship

Three lecturers from Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been granted scholarships to study in Taiwan. Ambassador Victor Yu yesterday congratulated Benjamin Harry Bezo, Jack Vamana and Richard Tatau, on their admission to the Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU). In order to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of health, the Republic of China (Taiwan) established…

SSEC women end convention

THE South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) regional women from Honiara, Central, Western and Choiseul have successfully completed a three days convention over the weekend. The convention was held at Yandina, Russell in Central province that attracted more than 500 women to attend the convention. “The women have really enjoyed the programme especially feeling the presences…

Selfish taro selling fast

WOMEN of Temotu province are now flooding the Honiara central market with their unique taro known as the ‘selfish taro’. Selfish taro is one of the best taros planted in Santa Cruz and was well known to most people in Honiara. “We are happy to be back again with this selfish taro at the central…