First open air cinema here

ACTING Australian High Commissioner Dave Peebles has announced that the opening night of the G’Day Solomon Islands Film Festival this Friday will feature the classic Australian movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’. “This unforgettable comedy movie, starring Paul Hogan as Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee, is one of the most popular Australian films of all time,” said Dr Peebles. “The…

Chief casts doubt on beche-de-mer story

A CHIEF on Ontong Java says news that Dr Reginald Aipia shipped back two tonnes of controversial beche-de-mers back to the island may not be true. Chief Hugo spoke to the Solomon Star via mobile phone from Ontong Java yesterday. He said Ontong Java is a small place and if the beche-de-mers were shipped back…

Eco-tourism training ends today

A THREE-DAY training for eco-tourism operators of east-central Guadalcanal held at Bikubole Eco-lodge will end today. The training, started Tuesday, focused on awareness and project establishment. Facilitator and director of Guadalcanal Eco-tourism Development (GED) Edison Saeni said the purpose of the training is to give awareness to the local operators and equip them with necessary…

Training for Guale teachers

MORE than 50 Guadalcanal teachers are attending a two-day workshop at Doma, west Guadalcanal, which will end today. The workshop was one of the Guadalcanal provincial government’s strategies to improve and equip teachers in the province to effectively carry out their roles. Guadalcanal provincial chief education officer Mesach Suia said the teachers’ appraisal implementation workshop…

Training for market vendors continues

A United Nation (UN) supported training program for women market vendors is making progress in Auki, Malaita province. The training is being staged at the Rarasu restaurant. The aims and objectives of the workshop are to ensure that public market areas are safe for all women vendors and free from discrimination.Since the start of the…

Banana festival gets underway

The Kirakira township is buzzing with excitement  as the Makira banana festival kicked off yesterday. Hundreds of people from far and near turned out in numbers to witness the grand occasion. The highlight of the event was the float parade from the western end of the township where Makira premier Thomas Weape meets with the…

Activities planned for evacuation centres

Reproductive health (RH) workers are planning to organise activities at some of the existing evacuation centres in Honiara. This was agreed upon during their discussion last Wednesday. These activities and programs will feature family planning awareness, protection messages to avoid violence and abuse, life skill trainings and schools for young children. Ministry of health medical…

Buala/Haevo road project clarified

While Isabel Province is Celebrating its Second Appointed Day on 02ND June 2014, on the theme of “Living together in peace and Harmony. The people’s Right & Power Group of Maringe/Kokota Constituency of Isabel Province has strongly condemned a recent media statement claiming that the Buala/Haevo road project was an initiative by Honourable Varian Lonamei.…

Fr Beu unhappy with report

The Temotu provincial premier Fr Brown Beu has slammed the front article in this paper on Monday describing it as misleading and irresponsible reporting. The report stated he was unhappy with the unfulfilled promises by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo on development plans for his province. Refuting the article, Fr Beu said the report was…