Medical graduates still in Cuba

TWENTY-TWO recently graduated medical students are still waiting for flight arrangements to return home from Cuba. According to reports reaching the Solomon Star, the students are waiting on the Ministry of Education to arrange and confirm their return flights. The students graduated in July in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and…

Timothy: I still have majority

RECENTLY elected Renbel premier Johnston Timothy says he still has the majority to rule the province. This is despite a letter from the Attorney General declaring that ousted premier, Lence Tango is legally the province’s Premier. Speaking to this paper yesterday, Mr Timothy refused to go into a war of words with Mr Tango or…

Work starts on Kamaosi road

WORK on the much waited Kamaosi Road project in the Gao/Bugotu area of Isabel Province started on Monday this week. Chief Hugh Tazzy Bogese of the area reported that machineries for the construction work were shipped and off loaded last week at Kasera port. He said that the Isabel provincial government has contracted Glengrow, a…

Remuneration survey workshop held successfully

A remuneration survey workshop was successfully held on Tuesday at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Kukum campus. More than thirty participants from various organizations and companies in Honiara attended the seminar. The workshop was organized by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICC), Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)…

Schools thank KGA

KASTOM Garden Association (KGA) has been commended for assisting communities and schools replant their food gardens after the April flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal. This was expressed when officers of KGA visited some of the high schools and training centres east of Honiara yesterday. Some of the schools and trainings have begun harvesting their crops,…

Schools told to discourage chemical farming

SCHOOLS engaged in farming are discouraged from using fertilizers and other pesticides. Kastom Garden Association (KGA), a local non-government organisation established to promote organic farming, made the reminder when its staff visited two high schools and a rural training centre, east of Honiara yesterday. KGA provincial coordinator Silas Kere visited St. Martin Rural Training Centre,…

Tenaru plans to harvest rice soon

ST Joseph’s Tenaru School are expected to harvest their one hectare rice farm in three months’ time. The school is growing its own rice to supplement the student’s daily diet. The April flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal took its toll on the school’s agriculture projects, causing widespread damages to its rice and vegetable farms. The…

Nation supports SIDS goals

SOLOMON Islands has thrown its full support and welcomes the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) development goal for sustainable development through genuine and durable partnership. Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga echoed the country’s support when presenting his remarks at the opening of the plenary session amongst heads of governments, government officials, SIDS delegates, NGOs, international…

Work on new wharf set to go

CONSTRUCTION of a new international wharf at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) will kick off next month. Japan is funding the construction of this new project. Speaking at the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum on Friday Glyn Joshua,SIPA’s director corporate service said actual construction will start off this October and should complete by…