U.S Secretary of State arrives today

UNITED States Secretary of State John Kerry arrives today on his first visit to Solomon Islands. He’ll spent a couple of hours in Honiara before flying over to Hawai’, where he’ll end his Asia-Pacific trip that includes Burma, Australia, and Solomon Islands. In Honiara, he will attend wreath-laying ceremonies at the Guadalcanal American Memorial and…

PM meets Archbishop of Canterbury

VISITING Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Reverend Justin Welby on Monday made a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. During the brief meeting, the Mr Lilo welcomed Archbishop Welby and also expressed his deepest appreciation to have him in the country. Mr Lilo said the Archbishop’s visit was timely as the country has…

Malaita premier praises NCRA

MALAITA premier Edwin Suibaea has applauded the NCRA Government for living up to its promise in delivering the $2.9 million cheque towards the rehabilitation of Kilu’ufi Hospital over the weekend. The cheque was handed over to Kilu’ufi Hospital on Saturday by the deputy prime minister Manasseh Maelanga. MrSuibaea thanked NCRA on behalf of his government…

Police urged to investigate corruption

A MALAITA man claims police seem to put more emphasis to investigating robbery cases than high-level corruption. Francis Tofea of Lau-Mbaelelea in Malaita was speaking to the Solomon Star. He said he appreciated the efforts police put into the investigation that led to the arrest of those allegedly involved in the ANZ ATM at the…

Flood victims given roofing irons

THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) on Monday started handing over roofing irons to victims of the April flood residing in the Festival of Arts village at Panatina. And chairman of the Victims Committee Charles Ketea thanked NDMO for the housing materials. “This is a positive response from the NDMO to one of our needs,”…

SIDT launches election awareness

SOLOMON Islands Development Trust (SIDT) launched its election awareness programme last week. SIDT theatre trainer Joseph Majo said Gela theatre group in Central Province had already covered 10 communities. “They perform the voter’s education awareness script, distribute DVDs, magazines and brochures,” Mr Majo said. He added theatre leaders reported that many people from the communities…

New training for SAFENET members

MEMBERS of SAFENET are embarking on a week-long training program that will introduce them to the standard operating procedures of the referral system, and help build their professional capacity to respond to the needs of their clients. This workshop, which started on Monday, was the first of its kind to bring together members of SAFENET…