Saitala clarifies changes to nomination 

THERE is a new way of nomination in the upcoming National General Election for those who want to nominate candidates.  Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala confirmed this during their recent training for Election officers. Saitala said the new nomination has two parts, first it requires a qualified person to become…

Ethno Solomon represented in NZ

ETHNO New Zealand wrapped up their 10 day camp with performances at the Auckland folk Festival in Kumeu, west of Auckland on Sunday 27th January 2019.  Among the Ethno NZ performers were Natty Salaimanu and Willie Tekatoha who represented Ethno Solomon Islands. The Ethno New Zealand Music camp started on the 18th of January when…

MANAOBA AIRPORT

Stimulating Growth through Infrastructure Development By SAMSON SADE  Solomon Island is not just Honiara. Out there in the provinces that constitute the Solomon, are untapped attractions and resources that their economic benefits are yet to be realized. Difficulties in enjoying these attractions and resources are partly attributed to remoteness and the lack and poor level…

First PLS recruited 

IN a major milestone for Solomon Islands, the first ever Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) workers have been recruited.  The exciting new program, launched last year, will enable Solomon Islanders to work in Australia for up to three years.  In a great start for 2019, Australian employer PowerPac has recruited 11 PLS workers from Solomon Islands. …

Wale: We suffer from negligent govt

SOLOMON Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) Leader Mathew Wale says Solomon Islands is suffering the consequences of its negligent leadership. Mr Wale made the statement when giving his key note address during the launching of the Party manifesto in Honiara, Thursday. “Governments have known about the inevitable reduction in logging for the past eight years, especially…

Beche-de-mer harvest to cease, April

THE current harvest period for Beche-de-mer in Solomon Islands will be ceased at the end of April. Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) made this known to the Solomon Star in a statement on Thursday. “All activities relating to bech-de-mer harvesting will cease on April 30, 2019,” the statement said. It also added that…

Australian naval ship visits here

A ROYAL Australian Navy Hydrographic Ship HMAS Melville is visiting Honiara for her crew to conduct outreach activities with the community and host a number of functions from 1 to 5 February.  The Commanding Officer of HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Dean Battilana, said his crew is looking forward to spending some well-earned time ashore in…

Hou: US grant will greatly assist SI

CARETAKER Prime Minister Rick Hou said the Millennium Challenge Corporation [MCC] threshold program will assist greatly towards the country’s development aspirations. When delivering a statement to the local media Thursday last week, Rick Hou said in terms of priority investment areas that could be of interest to the MCC, Solomon Islands will not be starting from…

Uncollected rubbish irks residents

The piles of uncollected rubbish in the streets of Auki have become an eyesore and concern for the general public. These thrashes were left unattended since late last year. A visit made to the rubbish piles have discovered that the wastes are decaying, which is now polluting the streets with its bad odour. It also…