Students undergo late registration

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus has been busy with late registration this week. And a technical fault with the registration system has also forced the university to register late students manually this week, said the campus’ acting director Dr Patricia Rodie. She made the clarification following complains and concerns raised…

Sagalu ward elects paramount chief

THE Sagalu ward house of chiefs in North West Guadalcanal has elected their new paramount chief this week to look after the communities. He was Raymond Kapini who replaces Anthony Limanisara who finished his term. Newly elected chief Kapini said that he is happy with the result and hope to carry on from where the…

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We lead the Pacific in reforms SOLOMON Islands is one of the leading reformers in the Pacific. Paul Holden, Lead Economist & Team Leader of Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI), highlighted this in Honiara, Tuesday. Dr Holden said this has resulted in growth for a period of 10 years of more than 3 percent.…

Residents want active police presence

RESIDENTS of Lau Valley community in east Honiara are supporting other nearby communities on the call for more active police participation in their community. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Tuesday, community elder Peter Wale said there is a serious need for police to step up its operations within the communities on the outskirts of…

Asbestos warning for Gizo residents

PEOPLE living in Gizo, Western Province have been warned of the danger of inhaling asbestos from the burnt old Gizo hospital complex. In a statement from the health authority in Gizo this week, the call was made following the burning of the facility on Friday last week. Asbestos is a highly toxic chemical that can…

PM meets our students in Taiwan

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his high level delegation on Monday met with the local students studying in Taiwan. Reports reaching the paper said, during the brief meet Mr Sogavare encouraged the students to continue pursue their dreams to help develop the country upon their return. One of the local students Selo Akutu told the…

Rental rates for city homes soars

WITH the current high cost of living in Honiara city, the rental rates for houses is also soaring rapidly, concerned people in the country’s workforce has stated. While the cause of the increasing rental rates is unknown and can only be clarified by the landlords, this issue is always the talk of the town on…

SI a low mobility nation: Report

SOLOMON Islands is classified as a low mobility nation in the region due to its distinct lack of outward migrations, according to Pacific Mobility Report launched recently. The three Melanesian countries of Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu have among the lowest rates of outward migration in the world due to severely restricted external…