HCC, Consumer Affairs on expired goods

THE Honiara City Council health division together with the Consumer Affairs division within the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration says the task in ensuring shops do sell unexpired goods in the city is ongoing. This was in response to concerns raised to the Solomon Star this week by members of the public on…

Munda Airport to get upgrade

THE Government this week signed a co-funding agreement with New Zealand to give the runway at Munda Airport an international upgrade. A statement from the New Zealand High Commission in Honiara said currently, all international flights into Solomon Islands are required to land at Henderson Airport – the country’s only International airport. “This means that…

Tuva pledges support for chiefs, people

GUADALCANAL provincial ward member for Saghalu ward Brian Tuva has assured chiefs and people in his division his commitment in supporting them until his term in office lapses. Mr Tuva assured this in his remarks during the occasion to elect a new paramount chief for the ward at the Visale Mission Station in North West…

Our position on Taiping Island

THE Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Honiara would like to explain its government’s position on the award rendered by the tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague concerning the South China Sea arbitration brought by the Philippines. The ROC government stresses that it is entitled to all rights over…

Youths need to build peace here

PEACE cannot be achieved without the participation of young women and men, a peace-building workshop was told on Thursday. Statesman, former politician, and former Speaker of Parliament Sir Paul Tovua was opening the half-day UN Peacebuilding Programme, ‘Supporting Peaceful and Inclusive Transition in Solomon Islands’, in Honiara yesterday. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised…

Taiwan farm offer discussed

A PROPOSITION for the Taiwanese Government to send a technical expert to Solomon Islands to assist in organizing local farmers to go into commercial farming was discussed in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung on Wednesday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation currently on a state visit to Taiwan discussed the proposition when they met…

PM visits Taiwan’s SEZs

AS part of Government’s move to start introducing the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) concept to stimulate economic growth, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation toured the Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) this week. The delegation is on an eight day visit in Taiwan. The visit was organised to allow the Prime Minister Sogavare and…

Local raises $1k for Winston victims

SOLOMON Islands walkathon star in Fiji Randy Chite has donated FJD$1,633.91for the victims of the devastating tropical Cyclone Winston to the Fiji Red Cross Society in a ceremony on Thursday. The 22-year old student at the University of South Pacific (USP) collected the money when embarking on a lone walk around Viti Levu, to raise…