West Guadalcanal graduating students laud help

AN event to acknowledge graduation students under West Guadalcanal Students Association (WGCSA) and the funder was held at Marara community high school hall at Tanagai in West Honiara last Thursday. The gathering was organized by the president and the student body. About 41 students sponsored under West Guadalcanal have graduated last week from the Solomon…

NZ to tar seal airports

THE New Zealand (NZ) Government will tar seal four domestic airports this year. They are; Taro, Seghe, Suavanao and Lata. This was revealed by the Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Angovaka last week in Parliament. He said this funding for the domestic airport comes in the development budget which the New Zealand government…

First Brisbane/Munda flight likely June

THE first international commercial flight from Brisbane into Munda is proposed for June this year. Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Angovaka revealed this in Parliament during the committee of supply in parliament last Monday. “The first flight from Brisbane to Munda is being targeted for June.” Parliament resolved into committee of supply to…

Anti-corruption experts here

TWO anti-corruption experts from overseas are in the country as part of their visit to the Pacific region. They are Nikola Sandoval and Alejandro Salas, who are based in Berlin, Germany. “They are visiting Solomon Islands with the aim of recognizing the notable efforts developed by local partner Transparency Solomon Islands, and to better inform…

EMPTY HANDED

Graduates handed empty envelops, no certificates SOME students who graduated from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) last Thursday have expressed disappointment after being handed empty envelopes without their certificates. One of the students, George Gwamani, told the Solomon Star that he was disappointed with this practice. “I opened that envelop after receiving it but…

PM meets team Solomon at Commonwealth Games

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has met with the Team Solomon at the Commonwealth Games Village in Gold Coast, Friday. The Prime Minister was also accompanied by his Minister for Home Affairs Commins Mewa and Permanent Secretary George Palua. In welcoming the Prime Minister, the National Olympic Committee Solomon Islands (NOCSI) President Martin Rara said Team…