Moves to resolve flight impasse

A government delegation will travel to Fiji to negotiate the long dispute between Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines early next month. The impasse between both countries’ aviation authorities started in July, after Solomon Airlines refused to grant a request from the Fiji Airways for an extra Saturday flight beside its Tuesday schedule. As a result…

Veke slams land sale rumours

GUADALCANAL Premier, Anthony  Veke has denied the sale of any provincial land at Marau to Lee Kwok Kuen company. Two weeks ago Veke and his associates were reportedly dishing out money believed to be from the sale of land. But Veke described the reports as pure allegations that have no basis, but a move to…

Permanent Secretaries urged to lead in reform

The Secretary to Cabinet, Mr James Remobatu has urged Permanent Secretaries (PS) that they must lead the financial reforms within their ministries. Addressing Permanent Secretaries in a Financial Management Workshop in Honiara on Monday, Mr Remobatu said there is a balance that Permanent Secretaries must strike in the delivery of their outputs and their accountability…

Youth for Change launching

The Solomon Islands Youth for Change Team will be launching the Youth Mainstreaming as National Goal Campaign today at Ashley Street, Point Cruz from 12:00-13:00pm. The event will also be promoting free and fair general election 2014, crime free general election 2014 and the launching of the Solomon Islands Youth for Change Team East Honiara…

SICCI facilitates business training

The Pacific Business Mentoring Programme (PBMP) trainers have returned to Honiara for a 4-days long training to existing and new clients. The training started on Monday at Heritage Park Hotel that saw 19 small and medium size businesses from the agriculture, tourism, professional services, events management, floral arts and manufacturing sectors undertaking this business training.…

SINU environmental students to Bizi river

More than seventy Solomon Islands National University (SINU) environmental science students from the School of Natural Resources and Applied Science (SNRAS), took a ten hour biodiversity field trip along the Bizi River at Vatukoula village in the West side of Honiara last week. The practical provided an opportunity for student’s to apply the knowledge and…

Arupa airport to open on December

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister ,Peter O’Neill,  will open the Arupa international airport in Bougainville in December. Regional events and protocol officer of Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), Joe Maineke confirmed this to the Solomon Star last Friday at Madang airport. He said the establishment of the airport will boost the tourism industry in Bougainville…