WHERES THE PROMISE?

Unhappy Temotu premier asks Prime Minister about development plans The Temotu provincial government yesterday expressed its unhappiness to the government for its failure to stand by its promise. Premier Fr Brown Beu speaking in an interview with the Solomon Star accused Prime Minister (PM) Gordon Darcy Lilo for failing to carry out most of the…

Patrol boat’s beche-de-mer trip queried

The use of country’s patrol boat to confiscate the two ton beche-de-mer on Ontong Java on October last year has been questioned. It was unclear who has met the cost and for what reason had the patrol boat being used. According to the director of Maritime Russell Tagin the operation was one of its quarterly…

Aligegeo school receives the tools

Lenard Leni from Aligegeo provincial secondary school agriculture department has thanked Solomon Islands and New Zealand government for the provision of agricultural materials. The materials were received last week.The secondary school is the only one dealing with cattle farming for the students. And he was grateful for the assistance which boost the industry and the…

NFP housekeepers boosted

National Provident Fund’s (NPF) house keepers were given a boost following completion of a four days housekeeping course offered by tourism training company, Solomon Host. A total of six housekeepers which includes the General Manager’s, have successfully completed the course on Wednesday last week. According to Solomon Host’s owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Joyce…

Temotu trade delegation concludes visit

Temotu provincial trade delegation led by Premier Fr Brown Beu will complete their trade dialogue and discussion trip with various government ministries today. Fr Beu in an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday said his team is the capital to discuss with government some outstanding issues that have not been fulfilled by the government in…

Workshop ends with mock election demonstration

Women participants at the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence ended their workshop with a mock demonstration about the election process on Friday. The training which was held over five days demonstrated the processes before and during election time that a voter can go through. Speaking to the Solomon Star Ben McNair a…

Leadership, peace training ends

The five days transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence training ended successfully on Friday. Held at the Mendana Hotel, the training which was dominated by rural women ended with awarding of certificates. The purpose of the training was to equip and enhance the capacity of local community peace workers with the appropriate knowledge…

‘Reciprocity syndrome of corruption’

The Melanesian culture of reciprocity works well in an extended family or small community but it is much more difficult with a big group such as a constituency or nation. People do not know each other personally and the politician may be tempted to relate only with those who support him. Also, it will take…

What about the review of LCC?

THE review of the Leadership Code Commission (Further Provisions) Act must be prioritised. Early this year Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo announced his Government’s 10 priority areas for this year 2014. The second priority affirmed the commitment to improve Governance process by introducing the Political Parties Integrity Bill in Parliament and the new Leadership Code…

Disaster volunteers receive certificates

Disaster volunteers of World Vision have received their certificates from the World vision after engaging in the recent disaster assessment program. This was after World vision engaged more than hundred volunteer workers to help out in the assessment program in Guadalcanal province. Out from the total number engaged in the assessment only 19 volunteer were…