LEAF promises more funds

THE Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children (LEAF) program of Japan has promised to pump in more funds to help Honiara City recycle PET bottles and export it back overseas. This was highlighted by LEAF coordinator in Honiara, Natsuko Kishimoto during her presentation last week at Honiara City Council conference room. LEAF is a…

Kuku: Budget will empower our people

Minister for the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) and Member of Parliament (MP) for North New Georgia John Dean Kuku has highlighted the positive impact of the 2015 Appropriation Bill, reiterating that this is a responsible budget. In his remarks Kuku stated; “the 2015 budget reflects both our means and our needs, seeing that its…

Kuku applauds 2015 Budget

Member of Parliament (MP) for North New Georgia and Minister for the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) John Dean Kuku applauds the 2015 Appropriation Bill describing it as realistic.  “Realistic Mr Speaker Sir because this the first time we recognised the rural people and the rural economy as paramount to nation building,” he said. “It…

Vendors urged use Kukum market

HONIARA Central Market management has urged market vendors to move to Kukum market following the temporary closure of the main market for maintenance work. Honiara Central Market Master Saxon Ofata told the Solomon Star yesterday that the market has been closed for an indefinite period as of Friday “All market vendors must temporarily use the…

New twist in Renbel mine

Two mining firms competing for the rich bauxite deposits on Rennell island should have their leases revoked and given a new chance to reapply, a new report suggests. The report, produced by the Attorney General’s chamber, was forwarded to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines. It came months after the ministry awarded a…

Gov’t told to use our cash reserves wisely

Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele says the government should use the nation’s cash reserves in potential export oriented businesses. He was commenting on the Sogavare government’s decision to use $460 million of our cash reserves to fund the 2015 budget. Finance minister Snyder Rini tabled the budget in parliament last week. Manele said the government’s decision…

Gov’t urged to support music industry

The government is urged to recognise local musicians and support the music industry. Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele made the suggestion while speaking in parliament. “Solomon Islands is blessed with rich talents,” Manele said. “One of which is music. A lot of our youths are fully engaged in this industry,” he added. “However, there is less…