SINU names new boss

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) on Monday announced its new –Chancellor. He is Dr Ganeshwar Chand. Dr Ganeshwar Chand, better known as Ganesh Chand, is a Fijian academic and former politician of Indian descent. He is a founder of the University of Fiji and serves as a trustee of the Fiji Institute of Applied Studies…

Hou meets Taiwan’s deputy Foreign Minister

CARETAKER Prime Minister Rick Hou has met the visiting Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan, Dr Su-Chen Hsu in Honiara, Monday. The two leaders have re-affirmed the friendly relations between the two countries while also discussed areas of mutual interest that could potentially broaden existing development programmes, particularly, in the areas…

Fair Trade yard caught fire

  FAIR Trade Company Yard at Henderson was on fire yesterday afternoon, after a wild fire from the nearby bushes caught to a corner of its fence and razed four vehicles. It was 2 in the afternoon when the fire coming from the nearby bushes caught the corner of the fence. An eye witness said…

BIG DISASTER

Oil spill affects people’s livelihood By CARLOS ARUAFU THE oil spill from the ship, Solomon Trader which was loading Bauxite at the Lughu Bay in West Rennell has had a big impact on the lives of villagers. Solomon Trader ran aground at Lughu Bay while loading bauxite during a strong wind on February 4th. A…

Work on new SOE complex progressing

WORK on the new Faculty of School of Education (SOE) complex at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Panatina campus is making progress and nearing its completion. The new complex will house the administration office for the school once completed. The construction started off a few years ago and is now almost completed, Dean of…

Enabling scope for women leadership

WOMEN are underrepresented in all spheres of leadership in Solomon Islands. Few companies have women in senior leadership roles and there is only one woman in parliament. A group of local companies are proactively seeking to change this. On February 15, 2019, twenty women from nine companies participating in the Waka Mere Commitment to Action…

‘Wisdom is key to leadership’

INTENDING candidate for Temotu Pele William Tolei says he will bring about the much needed changes into his constituency by utilizing the wealth of wisdom he had. He said once elected this year he will set a history that people will always refer to him as an example of a good leader who put people’s…

Qaro: Vote wisely to revive economy

CONSTITUENTS of North West Guadalcanal are being urged to vote wisely in the upcoming National General Election by choosing somebody who will revive the economy of Solomon Islands. Speaking to the Visale-based Solomon Star Stringer Chief Benard Qaro said constituents must vote wisely for a candidate that will revive the economy of Solomon Islands back…

33 candidates confirmed for West

THIRTY three candidates have registered to contest the nine constituency seats of Western Province, come April 3. Western Province Election Manager, Gideon Tuke made the confirmation, Thursday. Only 2 females did register as candidates, and they will contest the Gizo/Kolombangara and Shortland Islands seats. Mr Tuke stated that in his observation, the turn out of…