World Bank, EASI to host a seminar on jobs

Globally, employment is the largest source of household income, and employment-related changes are key to a household’s transitions out of poverty. The best employment opportunities are those that contribute to higher living standards, deliver increased productivity, and build social cohesion. In the Pacific, a region with the largest and one of the fastest growing youth…

Teachers absenteeism affect students

Parents of Nafinua community high school in East Kwara’ae, Malaita province are concern with the continuous issues of teachers’ absenteeism which affected students from both primary and secondary. A group of parents have raised this complained following claims of increase absenteeism from classes. Tony Barai a concern parent told the Solomon Star in Auki yesterday…

Sponsored trainee teachers receive allowances

More 400 Solomon Islands national university (SINU) government sponsored teacher trainees at Panatina campus this week received their allowances. The students’ boss Wilson Mae revealed this in an interview yesterday at national training unit (NTU). Mr Wilson Mae said that this is another load of students to receive allowances before their teaching experience practices next…

Who should give the correct information?

Some fortnight ago, a front page article carried a story about tubi log export which was widely debated. A Taiwanese’s company claimed to be from Malaysian know as Southern Pacific wood SPW has now has more than 20 containers of Tubi round logs near the Markwarth area at Lunga point. A logger known to be…

International artist arrives at Art Haus

Art Haus Solomon Islands is now hosting its first International artist in residence. Joel Gailer, Melbourne-based print maker, arrived in Honiara yesterday to spend six weeks with Art Haus exchanging skills and learning more about Solomon Islands. Joel is the first of several international artists who will come to Solomon Islands between July 2014 and…

Bad weather force ship to return

BAD weather condition yesterday had forced one of the inter-island shipping vessels MV Bikoi 1 to return to Auki port. The passenger boat was on its way to Honiara department Auki at 9am yesterday morning when it met strong wind and rough seas just off Auki. One of the passengers Peter Dick speaking to the…

Chiefs issue stop notice to fishermen

FISHING grounds in parts of West Russell, Central province are out of bound for fishing. Chiefs in the area issued the stop notice following increase use of dynamite fishing in the area by fishermen from the province and outsiders. The move to protect the fishing ground is to ensure fishing is done sustainably and also…

Cross examination in Pacha’s case continues

Lawyer representing the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Guadalcanal David Dei Pacha will continue cross-examine a prosecution witness next week. Before opening the defence case, Gabriel Suri of Suri’s Legal Practice recalled two prosecution witnesses to cross-examine. He had already completed one witness last week and will cross examine the second witness on Monday…

Lungga murder trial continues

Hearing on the murder case in relation to the murder of a man at Lungga, East Honiara in 2010 continues today. Prosecution will be calling its third witness in the trial before Justice Francis Mwanesalua. The accused Aaron Konle allegedly used an object to hit the deceased’s head and when the deceased was unconscious carried…

Man guilty of raping student

The man on trial for the rape of a student at Gizo in 2010 has been found guilty of the rape offences yesterday in Gizo, during a High Court circuit. Justice Stephen Pallaras convicted the 41-year-old father of four of the two counts of rape but acquitted him of the indecent charge. The defence yesterday…