Taiwanese volunteers here to promote health

FIVE medical students from Taiwan last week spent time at Visale community high school in North West Guadalcanal to conduct health promotional talks. The group included two boys and three females including their supervisor. Speaking on behalf of the team Zuyang Weing said their visitation was part of their visit program to Solomon Islands. She…

Local schoolgirls to take the ‘clean-up’ message online

Having successfully launched its ‘Keep the Solomon Islands Tidy’ campaign with two high profile clean-up operations in Honiara, the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) ‘Green Team’ has now taken its message online with the help of two local schoolgirls. Posted this week on the SIVB facebook page (www.facebook.com/visitsolomonislands) the 30-second clip entitled ‘Our Home –…

Man surprised with no public toilets

A visiting Guadalcanal villager, Professor Rughu Poli has expressed surprise the Solomon Islands capital city of Honiara does not have public toilets. He said before the country gained its independence from Britain 36 years ago, Honiara did have public toilets. Mr Poli said it appears people use the beach or bush, but that practice is…

PAP won’t marginalize Kiribati people

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) has assured the Kiribati descendants in Solomon Islands that an Alliance Party Government will not marginalize them. The assurance was made on Sunday in an awareness meeting PAP executives held with the United Church community at White River, West Honiara. Members of the Kiribati-Tuvalu United Church community were anxious that…

SI-Aust in talks

Senior representatives of the Solomon Islands Government met with Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne and his team for High Level Development Talks last week. The talks are an annual meeting between the Australian and Solomon Islands governments to discuss their work together in delivering effective development assistance for Solomon Islands. Talks covered a range of…

Visale school receives gift from Taiwanese students

Visale community high school in North West Guadalcanal received two laptops from Taiwanese volunteers last week. The gift was part of building relationship with people of Solomon Islands and assisting the school. Speaking on behalf of the Taiwanese students Zuyang Weing said they were pleased to assist the students and their school. She said they…

Security in custody over ATM theft

A security officer has been remanded in custody yesterday following the alleged armed robbery of the ANZ automatic teller machine at Kwaimani building on Saturday night. Joe Silas of SAM WIKI security firm will appear again in the Honiara Magistrate Court again on August 11. He was charged with one count of armed robbery. This…

TANGO LOSES SUPPORT: Three ministers and a backbencher resigns

Three provincial government ministers within the Renbel government led by premier Lence Tango have resigned over the weekend. This left the premier with a minority support to lead the government. Clerk to the Renbel provincial government assembly Dicter Maitaki revealed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. Mr Maitaki confirmed receiving their resignation letters on Saturday…

Call to announce penalty

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) must quickly announce what actions it would take against those who registered more than once during the recent voter registrations. Joseph Osifera, a resident of Wind Valley, White River in West Honiara said the commission must quickly announce the consequences or penalty it would take against those who registered…

Folobaeko’s new learning center now opens

Kindy children and adults in villages surrounding Folobaeko in West Kwara’ae, Malaita province now have access to pre and post school learning, after a new learning center was opened in April this year. The community of Folobaeko gathered themselves and built this new school with bush materials with the help of men women and children.…