Our waters rich with tuna

SOLOMON Islands is still in the lead, topping the tuna population in the pacific region and most probably the world. This was made known to local media by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), in his presentation during the Tunanomics workshop held at the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)…

SINU 5 yrs plan unveiled

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has launched its five years strategic plan (2016-2020) to try and achieve quality and excellence education. Minister of Education and Human Resources, Moffat Fugui, who launched the plan, said university education and learning do product changes. Fugui said these changes include the Solomon Islanders can contribute positively to the…

Soltuna employs hundreds more

SOLOMON Islands very own tuna exporter Soltuna will this month employ an additional 200 workers to strengthen its activities in the local tuna industry. This was revealed to the media by the company’s Human Resource Manager Cain Kaieti during a press meeting with members of the local media, at the Noro base last week. “We…

MMF denounces scholarship awarding process

ONE of the watchdog groups in the country has condemned the backdoor approach made by politicians and some people on the formal procedure of the National Training Unit (NTU) to award scholarships. General Secretary of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Ashley yesterday reiterated that this country must respect the mandated body that deals with scholarship…

1st March declared as a Public Holiday

GCU: The Solomon Islands Government wishes to advise all Government Ministries and Agencies, Business Houses, Diplomatic Missions and International Agencies and the General Public that Tuesday 1st of March 2016 has been declared as a “National Day of Mourning” in honour of the Late Sir Peter Kenilorea who passed away on Thursday 25th of February…

Tough Stand

PM will not tolerate sexual harassment PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he is taking a tough stand against any forms of sexual harassment occurring within any top government office including his. Mr Sogavare made the strong warning yesterday following an article in the Sunday Star alleging his office is being rocked by sexual harassment claims…

PMO rocked by sex claim

The Office of the Prime Minister has been rocked by internal sexual harassment claims. A prominent female political appointee claimed she has been sexually harassed time and again by the recently appointed Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM), Andrew Muaki. The female, who is married, made the allegation in a letter she wrote to…

Ngava hails ITA owner

The ITA Hardware in Honiara has been commended for taking the initiate to facelift front of its main shop in Honiara. Honiara City Town and Country Planning Board chairman, Eddie Ngava told the Sunday Star the council is happy to see ITA Hardware stepping in with its own plans. “The board is grateful for the…

PNG supports special MSG leaders’ summit

The Papua New Guinea Government has expressed its support for the convening of a special summit for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders in April. Port Moresby’s support for the special summit to discuss issues affecting the MSG Secretariat was articulated in meetings between the MSG Chair, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Papua New…

Dial 933 for weather only

The Weather forecast Division of the Ministry of Environment and Meteorology has called on members of the public to dial the free toll number 933 strictly for enquiries on information about weather conditions only. Chief Weather Forecaster officer Fred Ferah sounded the warning after a number of people took advantage of the free-toll telephone number…