US Aid reps meet PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Deputy John Maneniaru met with a high level team from the world’s premier international development agency – USAID led by the Manila-based Regional Director Mr. Sean Callahan. USAID and other major US based Organisations and Agencies including the Millennium Challenge Corporation – MCC, the Peace Corps, and the United…

Aligegeo school resumes classes

ALIGEGEO Provincial Secondary School in Malaita province resumed classes starting this week. The school suspended its classes last week after their dining hall was razed by fire. This has forced the school administration and management to suspend classes and send all students back to their respective homes. Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani confirmed to Solomon star Friday…

Bio-security Deal sealed

SI-PNG signs milestone Biosecurity MoU The recently concluded Joint Border Committee (JBC) in Gizo, Western Province has acknowledged the signing of a milestone Biosecurity Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea in Honiara on August 27. The signing of the MoU between Biosecurity SI (BSI) and PNG National Agriculture and Quarantine…

WEST BACKS CHINA MOVE

THE Western Provincial Government (WPG) has officially declared its strong stance for the country to formally switch ties from the Republic of China (ROC) – Taiwan to Peoples Republic of China (PRC). In a press statement issued by the WPG media officer Brian Beti over the weekend, the Western provincial executive has announced its support …

Hou pleased with CLTS program 

THE Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination Rick Hou was pleased with the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program in North Malaita. This followed a combine visit by the Minister of Health and Medical service Dickson Mua and Mr Hou to North Malaita last Saturday. Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an innovative methodology…

Australian Defense Minister visits Gizo

AUSTRALIAN Defense Minister Linda Reynolds on Wednesday made a three hour stop over in Gizo, Western provincial capital.  She was accompanied by Minister for National Security and Correctional Services Lanelle Tanangada, the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Bazier and other top government officials. She inspected a guard of honour at Gizo seafront following her arrival. Speaking during…