Wale: We suffer from negligent govt

SOLOMON Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) Leader Mathew Wale says Solomon Islands is suffering the consequences of its negligent leadership. Mr Wale made the statement when giving his key note address during the launching of the Party manifesto in Honiara, Thursday. “Governments have known about the inevitable reduction in logging for the past eight years, especially…

Beche-de-mer harvest to cease, April

THE current harvest period for Beche-de-mer in Solomon Islands will be ceased at the end of April. Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) made this known to the Solomon Star in a statement on Thursday. “All activities relating to bech-de-mer harvesting will cease on April 30, 2019,” the statement said. It also added that…

Australian naval ship visits here

A ROYAL Australian Navy Hydrographic Ship HMAS Melville is visiting Honiara for her crew to conduct outreach activities with the community and host a number of functions from 1 to 5 February.  The Commanding Officer of HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Dean Battilana, said his crew is looking forward to spending some well-earned time ashore in…

Hou: US grant will greatly assist SI

CARETAKER Prime Minister Rick Hou said the Millennium Challenge Corporation [MCC] threshold program will assist greatly towards the country’s development aspirations. When delivering a statement to the local media Thursday last week, Rick Hou said in terms of priority investment areas that could be of interest to the MCC, Solomon Islands will not be starting from…

SIEC: Pay nomination fees in cash

Intending Candidates are reminded that the payment of Nomination Fees ($5000) will be made at the constituency level with returning officers. Therefore, it is safe to use or pay in cash and not cheque, the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has stated. SIEC added that if an intending candidate pay up using a cheque and it…

CLTS roll out in Malaita, positive

Coordinator of the Malaita province Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS), Tony Wale says the program has positively rolled out smoothly in the province. He told Sunday Star that a total of 28 communities from ward 7, 8 and 9 in Malaita have positively engaged in the project,since its establishment in2016. Wale explained that at this…

Journos complete refresher training

Journalists from the mainstream media in the country have completed their two days refresher election training in Honiara, Saturday. The training was organised by the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) together with the Media Association of Solomon islands (MASI). It is for local journalist to refresh themselves on their roles in election reporting, as the…

Central Market needs facelift

  Vendors want Central market extended With the over crowdedness currently faced at the Honiara Central Market, market vendors have called on the Honiara City Council (HCC) to consider an expansion to the current facility. A group of vendors spoken to yesterday say they no longer enjoyed selling their produces at the market venue, as…