Cable landing Pact signed

SOLOMON Islands has signed a historic Landing Party Agreement with Australia this week in Canberra. The Agreement is a significant milestone towards constructing of the international and domestic cables. It was signed between the PS of Finance and Chairman of the Board of SICCL Harry Kuma and the Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Roderick…

Work to upgrade airport set to start

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Milner Tozaka has signed the Grant Agreement for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport project in Honiara, Friday. The Agreement was signed between Minister Tozaka and the Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Takashi Toyama. Delivering his speech during the ceremony, the Foreign Minister…

Anti-corruption forum for youths end here

TO discuss the importance of integrity and good governance in Solomon Islands, more than 60 university students and youth members of civil society participated in the Anti-Corruption and Integrity Dialogue for Youths, which concluded Wednesday. According to the 2015 World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators, Solomon Islands is very corrupt and has weak accountability and integrity…

Taiwan medic team end Malaita tour

A TAIWANESE mobile medical team has returned to Honiara after successfully completing their mission to remote areas in South Malaita, Malaita Province last week. Reports reaching the Solomon Star on Friday said team visited communities from Small Malaita, East and West Are’Are area from 5th to 12th June. The local health staff in the three region assisted…

Chief wants fisheries centre open

A PARAMOUNT chief of Tandai Ward in North West Guadalcanal is calling on authorities to quickly open the recently built Tambea Fisheries Centre in North West Guadalcanal. Chief Raymond Kapini says he wanted to see the facility open and put into use for the benefit of the public. He urged the Ministry of Fisheries and…

PM thanks Australia for supporting Tina hydro

  PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has thanked the Government and people of Australia for their support towards the Tina Hydro Project. Mr Hou acknowledged Australia’s support through its technical assistance in providing engineering, legal and environmental expertise with over AUD8 million expended on the preparation phase. He further expressed his gratitude to the Government of…

RSIPF patrol boats most active in Pacific

POLICE chief Matthew Varley has described our police patrol boats as amongst the most active in the region. Mr Varley made the sentiments at this weekly conference on Thursday. “Our patrols boats are one of the most active in the pacific region,” Mr Varley said. “Our crews did a fantastic job.” He said the patrol…

Be careful, croc may still be alive

THE crocodile believed to have taken the little boy at Singe Village in Northeast Guadalcanal may still be alive and out there somewhere. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley at his weekly conference on Thursday said there is risk the get-away crocodile is out there. “The crocodile we believed was wounded and shot at the time by the…

PM welcomes Australia’s labour scheme

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has welcomed Australia’s commitment to expand the Pacific labour mobility scheme. Mr Hou highlighted this during his state visit in Australia this week. The Prime Minister said Solomon Islands is looking to take a more strategic and long-term approach on labour mobility. “I have been discussing the concept of developing a…

Police: watch with caution

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) cautions road users including pedestrians and vehicle drivers in Honiara to think about their safety while they watch the FIFA World Cup matches on large screens erected along some parts of the capital’s main road. “We appreciate the community service that some businesses are providing by making the…