Officials end training

Reproductive health coordinators, teachers, Non-government organisation reps, and provincial disaster coordinators concluded their five-day training on Saturday. The training on Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) was held at the Star Events conference room in Honiara. It was facilitated by Ministry of Health’s Reproductive Division, in collaboration with United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), and…

Students welcome short bus route report

Students at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have welcomed parliament’s endorsement of the Short Bus Routes report. Parliament endorsed the report, Thursday. The report was produced by a parliamentary special select committee appointed to look into the issue. Caroline Roka from SINU’s Institute of Natural Resources and Applied Science said this is a big…

Voter ID cards arestate properties

Registered voters are told to respect the law and stop selling their voter ID cards, which legally, are properties of Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC). Speaking during the Transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence, Friday, Ben McNair, a media trainer said ID cards are state properties and should not be sold here and…

Financial education in the Solomons

Integrating Personal Finance Management into our schools curriculum From executive meetings in corporate boardrooms to family discussions around rural kitchen fireplaces, the gradual switch from our usual subsistence to cash economy has triggered new concerns for better knowledge and understanding of this new tool-MONEY.  Just as we know how to effectively sharpen our axes and…

RAMSI critics are dishonest and looking for scapegoat

The accusation and labeling by some members of the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) of the Australian-led and funded Regional Assistant Mission to Solomon Islands (known widely as RAMSI) as a “failure” is simply out of ignorance and motivated by ethnic politics and biases. Many of us (critics of RAMSI) in this forum (FSII) seem…

Sir Allan accused of influencing BVR

Speaker of parliament, Sir Allan Kemakeza has been questioned and accused by Savo and Russell constituents’ for influencing the Biometric Voters Registration on pursuance for personal interests as an intending candidate. William Runa raised the alarm claiming Sir Allan has been manipulating the election system on his status as chairman of electoral commission. A formal…

New police chief to be known soon

A NEW police commissioner should be known within the next two weeks. This followed interviews of the shortlisted candidates for the top job this week. Two locals, an Australian, and a Fijian, are vying for the job. The Solomon Star understands interviews began Monday, and will complete today. After the interviews, the panel will submit…

Trio held for looting, burning

POLICE confirmed they arrested three people believed to be behind the looting and burning down of Uncle Alick building during the May 16 rioting, east of Honiara. Acting police chief Juanita Matanga said the trio were believed to have played major roles in the looting and burning down of the building. “Investigations into the looting…

Hearts of Hope receives help

A CHARITABLE organisation that works with orphans, widows, and people with disability in central Kwara’ae, Malaita, on Thursday received assistance from Australian Combine churches. Hearts of Hope founder Janet Justice Aihari received the donation from pastor Miriam River from Australia combine churches. Ms Rivers said that the donation was part of their continuing support to…