Worrying signs

THERE are troubling signs that service delivery by the Malaita province government for the final quarter of this year is likely to be hit hard due to lack of finance. This is because the four-quarter service grant of $3million to be paid by the national government for Malaita province will be used mainly to recover…

Malaita workers want Assembly dissolved

Plan sit-in protest DIRECT employers of Malaita Province have supported calls to dissolve the current Provincial Assembly in the wake of the illegal borrowing scandal. “We have lost every trust we use to have for the Peter Ramohia leadership,” a spokesman for the 200 workers told the Solomon Star in Auki yesterday. “Their illegal borrowing…

Workshop affirms DCCG’s commitment to stop corruption

The workshop this week on the National Anti-Corruption Strategy which draws participation from the Government, Civil Society, the Private Sector, Integrity Institutions and Development Partners is an affirmation of the Government’s commitment to fight corruption in the country. Since taking leadership in early 2015, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced to the Nation that his…

Reading means access to ideas and information

“ACCESS to reading means access to ideas and information that we cannot find through our own experience,” said Constance Nasi, Under Secretary National Education Service in the Ministry of Education and Human Resources. Literacy is a key part of Solomon Islands’ education system, Ms Nasi told a joint celebration to mark International Literacy Day in…

Render Safe Operation set to roll

EXPLOSIVE experts are in the country to assist the Royal Solomon Islands Police in disposing of World War II explosive ordinances. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the reason for bringing in experts from other countries to be involved in the “RenderSafe operation” is due to the sheer volume of explosive remnants left in the country.…

Djokovic’s appointment confirmed

SPECIAL Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Mua has confirmed the appointment of Robson Djokovic as the new Chief of Staff. Muaki revealed this after the media highlighted this latest appointment in the media on Thursday. He said Djokovic has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff on Wednesday after all legal formalities were…

Maelanga attends PIF opening

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has joined other Pacific Islands’ leaders and heads of states to the opening of the Pacific ACP Leader’s Meeting in Ponphei, Federated States of Micronesia on Thursday, as the 47th Pacific Islands Forum Meetings gets underway. Pacific Leaders of the African Caribbean Pacific (PACP) grouping yesterday also met to discuss…

DEADLY PLANT

11 children treated for eating its fruit THE HEAD of the Pediatric ward at National Referral Hospital has warned children not to eat a plant, which its leaves look like cassava and the fruits taste like nuts. This came after 11 children between four to six years old were treated and discharged at the hospital…

Joint support to Literacy Day

HONIARA City Council, along with World Vision and other agencies across Honiara are coming together to support this year’s International Literacy Day today (Thursday 8th September). This year’s theme – “Reading the Past, Writing the Future” is all about encouraging people of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities to learn to read and write no matter…