PINA boss encourages media to be empowered

PACIFIC Islands News Association (PINA) president, Moses Stevens has encouraged national media associations to be empowered to give strong voice for PINA. Stevens stated this when he met with members of Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) at Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) last Friday before his departure to his home country in Vanuatu. He said…

The importance of ward profiling

A private consultant says the importance of ward profiling is vital to the implementation of development projects, by the government and NGOs (Non Government Organization) in our rural communities. Samson Maenuta made the comments during a short visit by the Solomon Star and the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) to…

Fatai’s fate as Mayor soon

HONIARA City Mayor, Alfrence Fatai of Vura ward is expected to know his fate around 18 July. This was when the 28-days’ notice moved by member for Ngossi ward, Andrew Mua on 21st June, will lapse. Honiara City administrators were tight-lipped over the notice. However, a councilor, who wished to remain anonymous, told media that…

SIPA inquiry kicks off

The Commission of Inquiry into the reform program of the SI Ports Authority has begun its work, in office facilities at the Paul Tovua Building, National Parliament. Documentary evidence of interest to the inquiry has been requisitioned from those concerned. In coming weeks the Commission will be interviewing and taking oral evidence from persons that…

City to hit 350,000 by 2050

THE Honiara urban centre population is likely to reach more than 350,000 people by 2050, says the Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Hon. Moses Garu. He uttered this at the opening of the three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) which started yesterday in Honiara. “The statistic office has predicted continued and rapid…

Students join conference

A NUMBER of form six students from high schools in Honiara have participated in the first Solomon Islands National Urban Conference. It kicked off on Monday with 71 participants. The students came from St Nicholas College, Florence Young Christian School (FYCS), Vura Community High, Naha Community High, Burnscreek SDA high school, and Bishop Epalle. Geography…

Importance of library highlighted

Manager of National Library in Honiara Magarette Talasasa reiterates the importance of libraries for schools and students during the recent workshop training held last week. During her speech presentation at the opening of the training Mrs Talasasa stressed that school libraries play an important role in the education system, as it equipped students with life-long…

Police calls for support from public

More events start this week AS the country is about to go for a  week-long national healing and apology programme this week, the national Security of the country Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has appealed to everyone to support the  celebration. Deputy commissioner operation, Garial Manelusi said that churches especially need to support this celebration…

Gospel group wants to corrupt free system

SOLOMON Islands Full Gospel Association wants to see a system that is free from corruption in order to benefit the people in the rural areas. This came after a leaked report in media revealed $78.5 million has been allocated for the National Transport and Infrastructure this year. From the total allocation, eight constituencies have benefited…