Govt urged to clarify fund payout

The Joint Civil Society Groups & Concerned Citizens (JCSG & CC) calls on the government to clarify the latest payment of a total of $2.3 million to six (6) NCRA MPs from the ROC funded National Development Fund (NDF). Information from reliable sources claim that this funding is part of a rollover of surplus MRD…

More members joins UDP

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has welcomed more members and supporters at its camp in Honiara Hotel yesterday. United Democratic Party was headed by Sir Tommy Chan owner of the Honiara Hotel who is very influential in the politics in this country. According to UDP spokesperson yesterday said more membership and supporters of the party…

Some political parties will refuse to register

Some political parties that have sitting Members of Parliament (MP) will refuse to register their parties even if the new enacted Political Parties Integrity Bill requires political parties to do to contest general elections. Political party leaders spoken to have said they will not register their political parties because the new Political Parties Integrity Act…

Party reaches 150 members

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has registered more than 150 of members. This comprised of intending candidates and current parliamentarians. UDP spokesperson told the Solomon star yesterday the membership included those from the different provinces in the country. “We have new members who intend to contest the election and few are current Member of Parliament,”…

Govt congratulates RAMSI

The country’s acting Prime Minister Honorable Manasseh Maelanga has sent greetings to all participating Forum Island Countries of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) on the Mission’s 11th Anniversary. The Mission landed on the shores of Solomon Islands on 24 July 2003 on the invitation of the Solomon Islands Parliament to restore law…

Gozoruru rice project abandoned

Gozoruru rice project in Isabel province was closed down due to insufficient funds forcing its causal workers to walk off the field some three months ago. The rice project was co-funded by the ministry of agriculture and livestock together with the Isabel provincial government. Expressing his disappointment on that national project, Isabel agriculture extension principal…

World Bank, EASI to host a seminar on jobs

Globally, employment is the largest source of household income, and employment-related changes are key to a household’s transitions out of poverty. The best employment opportunities are those that contribute to higher living standards, deliver increased productivity, and build social cohesion. In the Pacific, a region with the largest and one of the fastest growing youth…

Teachers absenteeism affect students

Parents of Nafinua community high school in East Kwara’ae, Malaita province are concern with the continuous issues of teachers’ absenteeism which affected students from both primary and secondary. A group of parents have raised this complained following claims of increase absenteeism from classes. Tony Barai a concern parent told the Solomon Star in Auki yesterday…

Sponsored trainee teachers receive allowances

More 400 Solomon Islands national university (SINU) government sponsored teacher trainees at Panatina campus this week received their allowances. The students’ boss Wilson Mae revealed this in an interview yesterday at national training unit (NTU). Mr Wilson Mae said that this is another load of students to receive allowances before their teaching experience practices next…

Who should give the correct information?

Some fortnight ago, a front page article carried a story about tubi log export which was widely debated. A Taiwanese’s company claimed to be from Malaysian know as Southern Pacific wood SPW has now has more than 20 containers of Tubi round logs near the Markwarth area at Lunga point. A logger known to be…