Conflicting parties reconcile

The two conflict parties involved in the Independence valley row in White River, West Honiara over the weekend finally reached peace during a reconciliation ceremony yesterday at central police station. This ceremony was staged to resolve the dispute where few homes were burnt down. The ceremony was witnessed by members of both parties including high…

Lata PCC dies

Temotu province is mourning the loss of their provincial police commander (PPC) who passed away on Wednesday night at his resident in Lata, Temotu province. A spokesperson from the Lata police station told the Solomon Star yesterday morning that late Fred Saeni collapsed at his residents after a short illness. He was rushed to Lata…

Govt supports RTCs

A total of twenty-one (21) rural training centres (RTC) in the country will benefit from training equipments worth five hundred thousand dollars for skills development. The assistance came from the Down Stream Support programme of the ministry of forestry and research. Solomon Islands Association Vocational Rural Training Centre director Billy Mae received the equipment Tuesday…

Tubi consignments held up

Fifty (50) containers of tubi round logs t ready to export were held up by the Customs yesterday. The consignments are owned by the Southern Pacific Wood (SPW). They were held up by the Solomon Ports Authority for further investigation. The containers were held up following series of reports on the issue with the involvement…

No more writing letters

With the new inclusive 3G tower launched at Buma parish in West Kwaio, Malaita province, people within the areas has now do away with writing letters when trying to pass messages to their family members and relatives as in the past. Buma tower site was launched by Our Telekom on Wednesday infront of a good…

SIRC opens kaikai house

Solomon Island Red Cross [SIRC] officially opens its kaikai house yesterday. The kaikai house is being funded by European Union. Mr Nicolas Boyrie head of Delegation French Red Cross said this kaikai house is to generate income to help SIRC in providing services. “This kaikai house was mainly to generate income and sustain those who…

PM TO STAND BY RODGERS

PNG wants Solomons to withdraw candidate to Forum’s top job SOLOMON Islands will not withdraw Dr Jimmy Rodgers candidacy for the Pacific Islands Forum secretary general’s post, which will be decided today in Palau. The country’s delegation led by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is coming under intense pressure from Papua New Guinea to withdraw…

Air service still suspended

WHILE the Fijian Government has maintained its position on the airline dispute with the Solomon Islands, the head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) says the issue stemmed from a request for a new slot for Fiji Airways to fly direct from Nadi to Honiara on Saturdays. CAASI director George Satu told…