Prince Charles arrives

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles has arrived at the Honiara International Airport last night. Prince Charles was welcomed by the Governor General Sir Rt Rev. David Vunagi and the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Prince Charles will attend a special church service at the Saint Barnabas Provincial Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Melanesia this…

HSHS hosts graduation ceremony 

HONIARA Senior High School staged its annual graduation ceremony for its form 5, 6 & 7 students, Thursday this week. A total of 511 students graduated during the ceremony. The theme for the graduation ceremony is “Aspiration through education for a better future. The ceremony features Awarding of certificates to the graduants, awarding of special…

Prince Charles arrives today

PRINCE Charles arrives in Honiara this evening for his first royal visit to the country. According to his schedule, the prince and his delegation should touch down at Honiara International Airport at around 8.30pm.  During the visit, Prince Charles will attend a special Church service at the Saint Barnabas Anglican Cathedral on Sunday before meeting the…

Challenges of managing the forest

MANAGING and conserving the nation’s forest resources sustainably is a challenge the government and stakeholders are working to address.     That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Forestry and Research (MOFR) Vaeno Vigulu. He was speaking recently during a community forest conservation meeting held in Honiara. He said threatened food security, increasing…

U.S. Embassy welcomes new Ambassador

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce the arrival of Erin Elizabeth McKee of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu.  “Enhancing our mutual prosperity, mutual security and good governance are the hallmarks of the United States government’s commitment…

Tulagi ownership clarified

THE perpetual title of the entire island of Tulagi, Central Province, is in the name of the Commissioner of Lands, not the province. That’s according to acting lands commissioner Alan McNeil. McNeil made the clarification after the Central Province requested the Land Board to make a statement about the ownership of the island, following media…

Police launch royal security

By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAJOR police security operation will be conducted for the Royal visit this weekend through to Monday. Outgoing Police Commissioner Matthew Varley told reporters at his final conference on Thursday that the RSIPF will be playing a key role to support the government in the protocol arrival. “But more so the RSIPF…

Govt sub committee clarifies RIPEL issue 

THE Solomon Islands government is committed to inclusive partnership with the people of this country. In its approach to revitalise developments in the Russell Islands, the government memorandum of understanding, MOU, with Russel Islands Investment Forum, RIIF and Central Islands province, CIP, is determined to achieve a cross sectoral development framework that benefits all stakeholders.…