Teachers, students get t-shirts

Teachers and students of Maoa community high school in West Kwaio, Malaita province on Monday received red t-shirts from our Telekom company limited during launching of a new tower in the area. The t-shirts were given to those who answered questions. Hundreds of people came out to participate in the launching. Madam Rose Mauniala said…

Targeting Illegal Fishing

The unmatched natural beauty surrounding Palau’s archipelago is a major driver for ecotourism, which in turn generates long-term social and economic security for the island nation’s nearly 21,000 residents. Monitoring and surveillance is a critical component of efforts to secure a national sanctuary in Palau’s waters, which has been proposed by President Tommy Remengasau, Jr.…

Conflicting parties reach agreement

The Honiara city police have mediated a reconciliation ceremony yesterday between the two conflicting parties that were involved in the dispute at independence valley in White River, West Honiara over the weekend. Gabriel Manelusi assistant police commissioner for national capital said representatives from both parties got together to talk and came up with an agreement…

Mr. Apple wants more Samoan apple pickers

Zealand farms are clamouring for more Samoans to come pick fruits in their orchards. And farms which do not have Samoans working in their orchards are quietly relaying to Samoan officials their wish to employ Samoans under the soon-to-be-9000 seasonal worker (RSE) numbers cap.  “Our Samoan workers have been a boon for our business,” says…

GROUP RETALIATES, HOMES BURNT

SEVERAL families residing at Independence valley in White River, West Honiara were forced to evacuate after their homes were burnt down in retaliation to a swearing incident over the weekend. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said the incident occurred on Sunday after a drunken man allegedly swore at a group residing around the area. In…

New union for workers

Hope for workers’ representation of their rights can now be heard as newly registered Workers Union of Solomon Islands (WUSI) formally announces its registration and establishment. Announcing this yesterday, the Workers Union of Solomon Islands also indicated amongst its new approaches it will cover both private and public workers. And that 50 percent of its…

Helena Goldie hospital gets its $2m share

The Government has handed over $2 million to Helena Goldie Hospital in Munda, Western province over the weekend. Acting Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Maelanga delivered the cheque to Helena Goldie Hospital authorities at handover ceremony on Saturday. The donation came from the Government through the support of the Republic of China, Taiwan, towards Solomon Islands…