MINISTER DEFENDS ACTION

  Manetoali: I did it for my people By ANDREW FANASIA   FORESTRY minister Samuel Manetoali has defended his decision to exempt a logging operation in his constituency, which he is a party to, from going through the process of Timber Rights Hearing. Timber Rights Hearing, under the Forest Resources and Timber Utilisation Act, is…

‘I’ll address Gizo water issue’

Intending candidate and a member of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Kenneth Bulehite assures the people, business houses and Gizo residents that his paramount task is to restore the water problem in Gizo. He made this statement during his two hours campaign in front of a good number of crowd and market vendors in Gizo…

Govt on ICT priorities

THE Minister for Communication and Aviation says Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is very important to elevate the country’s socio-economic development but it needs preparation to fully exploit its positive impacts. Hon. Peter Channel made the statement during last week’s event to mark the National ICT day in Honiara. He said, with the Government’s perspective,…

More workers to Canada

CANADA: Guadalcanal Province is expected to witness an increase in the number of workers it will be sending to Canada this year as part of its International Human Resources and Foreign Worker partnership with CITREC Canada. Whilst greeting two more Guadalcanal-CITREC graduates at Canada’s Vancouver International airport on Sunday, CITREC Canada Chairman Mr. Ashwant Dwivedi…

PM keen on CT scan

  PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has expressed the need for the Government to begin the process in seriously purchasing a CT scan for the country. The Prime Minister highlighted this when he visited Sony’s Medical Container Facility in Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan recently. The Sony’s medical container is the latest state of the art innovation…

CANDIDATES BACK BILL

Vow to support Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) if win By ANDREW FANASIAIn Gizo Newly contested candidates supported the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) as part of their campaign message in Gizo yesterday afternoon. Kenneth Bulehite and Ronald Dive a lawyer by profession made it very clear during their campaign in Gizo that they will support the Anti-Corruption Bill…

Anglican communion called upon to rise up

The Archbishop of the Church of Melanesia (COM) calls on Church members to rise up in renewing hope and healing over challenges facing the mission of the Church today. The Most Reverend George Takeli made the call during the re-launching of the Decade of Evangelism and Renewal at Lawson Tama on Sunday. The decade programme…

BEC students visit farm

Form six students of Bishop Epalle Catholic Secondary School have visited the Taiwan Technical Farm last Thursday. The visit was part of their field trip to broaden their knowledge and learning experiences. Agriculture teacher George Wale Alasina told the Sunday Star that the two hour field trip has helped the students to deepen their understanding…

Search for missing Choiseul man, 55

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF) in Taro, Choiseul Province, are searching for a 55-year-old man who had gone missing recently. The man is believed to have gone missing between Malopaga Reef and Borokuni village in North West Choiseul during a diving trip with four other people on 9 May. The incident was…

PM hails Japan’s infrastructure help

 PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has welcomed Japan’s initiative for connectivity through quality infrastructure in the Pacific region. Speaking during the PALM 8 Leaders’ Summit on Saturday, Prime Minister Houenipwela said, connectivity in infrastructure is vital for the country. However, the Prime Minister has highlighted that climate change challenges remains an existential threat to the Pacific…