Dispute deepens

Machines and equipment burnt, looted at Vanikoro THE dispute between villagers of Vanikoro Island in Temotu province and their Member of Parliament (MP) for Vatud Constituency has taken a severe twist, when machines destined for a growth centre at the Island was reportedly destroyed and burnt up, Sunday.  Recently, villagers and chiefs from the Islands…

The importance of ward profiling

A private consultant says the importance of ward profiling is vital to the implementation of development projects, by the government and NGOs (Non Government Organization) in our rural communities. Samson Maenuta made the comments during a short visit by the Solomon Star and the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) to…

Fatai’s fate as Mayor soon

HONIARA City Mayor, Alfrence Fatai of Vura ward is expected to know his fate around 18 July. This was when the 28-days’ notice moved by member for Ngossi ward, Andrew Mua on 21st June, will lapse. Honiara City administrators were tight-lipped over the notice. However, a councilor, who wished to remain anonymous, told media that…

SIPA inquiry kicks off

The Commission of Inquiry into the reform program of the SI Ports Authority has begun its work, in office facilities at the Paul Tovua Building, National Parliament. Documentary evidence of interest to the inquiry has been requisitioned from those concerned. In coming weeks the Commission will be interviewing and taking oral evidence from persons that…

City to hit 350,000 by 2050

THE Honiara urban centre population is likely to reach more than 350,000 people by 2050, says the Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Hon. Moses Garu. He uttered this at the opening of the three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) which started yesterday in Honiara. “The statistic office has predicted continued and rapid…

Students join conference

A NUMBER of form six students from high schools in Honiara have participated in the first Solomon Islands National Urban Conference. It kicked off on Monday with 71 participants. The students came from St Nicholas College, Florence Young Christian School (FYCS), Vura Community High, Naha Community High, Burnscreek SDA high school, and Bishop Epalle. Geography…

Importance of library highlighted

Manager of National Library in Honiara Magarette Talasasa reiterates the importance of libraries for schools and students during the recent workshop training held last week. During her speech presentation at the opening of the training Mrs Talasasa stressed that school libraries play an important role in the education system, as it equipped students with life-long…

Band raises $40k for Church project

NATIVE Stone Age band had raised more than $40,000 in its two days concert at Art Gallery on Saturday and Sunday. The money was collected through barbecue, food sales and gate takings and it will go towards completing a South Seas Evangelical church at Abuabue village in East Fataleka. Acting manager of the band, Allen…

Police calls for support from public

More events start this week AS the country is about to go for a  week-long national healing and apology programme this week, the national Security of the country Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has appealed to everyone to support the  celebration. Deputy commissioner operation, Garial Manelusi said that churches especially need to support this celebration…