Land use planning workshop underway

Land Use Planning is becoming one of the most important areas that communities’need to be well versed with says the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Jimi Saelea. Speaking at the Community- Based Land Use Planning Training of Trainers Workshop which is currently underway at the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel in…

Local contractors to mend roads

TWO local contractors have been awarded contracts to fix roads in two area of the city. The Rapid Employment Project Sub Component 1A – Road and Maintenance has awarded contracts for road maintenance and rehabilitation on Friday. HEMGRO General Maintenance & Services and J.P Construction will be doing the improvement and maintenance contracts, respectively, for…

‘Children needs more than just food, clothing’

Treasuring children is more than just the provision of basic needs, director of Children’s Development Division Goldie Lusi said. Mr Lusi was speaking on behalf of the Minister of Women Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) yesterday at the multi-purpose hall during the celebration of the Universal Children’s Day. “In our celebration today (Tuesday), we…

‘Fiu bridge needs urgent fixing’

A large bridge some 20 kilometers north of Malaita’s headquarter Auki, needs urgent attention, residents said. The Fiu River Bridge links the Northern population of Malaita to Auki and the heavy downpour early this year has affected the road and the bridge. It deteriorated further during recent heavy downpours to a state of near separation…

$387m claim laughable says PM

PRIME MINISTER, Manasseh Sogavare has described as laughable, allegations that he had promised $387 million for the development of a new hospital in Malaita Province. Prime Minister Sogavare was responding to claims made by the National Parliamentary Opposition Group alleging that along with Nazar group of companies have promised to spend $387 million on a…

Uni students returning home

STUDENTS studying in various Universities in Fiji and other Pacific Island countries are returning home via chartered flights starting last Saturday. Reports received by the Solomon Star confirmed that so far, two chartered flights have already arrived over the weekend. The third chartered flight is expected to arrive this Wednesday. According to the Solomon Islands…

Priest travels to COP 21

A LOCAL priest from Malaita Outer Island will attend the 2015 Paris Climate Conference in France from November 30 to December 11. Fr Nigel Francis Kelaepa is travelling with another priest, Keith Joseph from Australia. According to Fr Joseph, they were invited due their work on Climate Change Adaptation Projects with the Anglican Church of…

PM: Women are equal partners

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says women are equal partners in whatever undertaken in any levels of work and lives. He said in his message as guest of honor when opening the 2015 Miss Solomon Pageant Show on Saturday night. “Let’s take a brief look at the theme of this year’s pageant, ‘Women, Our Equal Partners.’…