Local WP activists: We will not back down

LOCAL West Papua activists in the country said they will not back down in their move to see West Papua included in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The group made the stand after the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) deferred the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s (ULMWP) application for full membership in their recent meeting…

Science show successfully staged

AN immense science show was successfully staged last Thursday at the Chung Wah School, attracting a large audience of both teachers and the students of the school – mostly year four to year six students. The show was conducted by a Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer and Science Teacher Yusuke Nishiyama and John Kea…

Farmers told to be role model

LOCAL farmers who attended the week long Farm Mechanization Training (FMT) that ended over the weekend (Friday)  in Honiara are being encouraged to be role model and utilize the knowledge and skills acquired. This was after about 13 local farmers from Isabel and Western Province undertook an intense training on FMT at the Taiwan Technical…

MAL prepares to deploy new staff

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its extension division has welcomed its new recruits into the Ministry Friday last week. A total of 12 new extension officers have been engaged and will be sent out to the provinces soon. On Friday night, MAL organized an official programme at the Jina’s restaurant with a…

Decision accepted

ULMWP accepts MSG decision and calls for greater support of West Papua Despite the decision by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to defer the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s (ULMWP) application for full membership, the political movement remains positive and accepts the decision of the leaders. ULMWP Spokesperson, Benny Wenda, said this could be…

Farmers want road fixed

RURAL farmers in east Kwara’ae in Malaita province are calling for an urgent repair on a particular part of the Atori road that was destroyed by landslide months ago. Speaking to Solomon Star a spokesperson for the farmers who want his name withheld said that currently they are affected with their running to selling their…

Students lauds gov’t for fixing tuition fees

GOVERNMENT funded students studying at the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus has commended the government for settling their tuition arrears. This follows the lifting of their holds which denied them from viewing their semester one grades and registration for semester 2. “Thank you SIG for clearing our holds,” the students…

Safe water for Tabagwao

THE people of Tabagwao Community in East Malaita Solomon Islands now have safe, fresh and clean drinking water. A Spring Box water source was handed over to the community as part of a World Vision New Zealand and World Vision Solomon Islands project. The aim of the project was to support East Malaitan communities affected…