Seasonal workers scheme praised

A HONIARA resident says that seasonal workers recruitment scheme is one way the country can address unemployment. Speaking to Solomon star, George Kwaifi said he would like to congratulate those who initiated the idea so far. He said the idea is a good one since it contributes a lot to addressing the issue of unemployment…

Teacher seminar ends

THE week-long Professional Development workshop for Honiara-based school leaders ended yesterday at the St. Banabas Cathedral. More than 60 school leaders from Honiara-based schools attended the training, which mainly covers the Module Two Delivery concept. School leaders who have attended the workshop include principals, head teachers and Early Childhood Education supervisors. Director Supervising of the…

Security firm pledges cleanliness

A SECURITY firm engaged to man Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) domestic jetties has pledged to also clean up the premises. The assurance came from owner of NW Water Front Security Service Nick Maena. Mr Maena told the Solomon Star yesterday his firm has been engaged to man the gates and patrol the domestic area.…

SPBD brightens the way for Sahalua women

MORE than 20 women from Reivotu group in Sahalu ward, North-West Guadalcanal have benefited from the South Pacific Banking development (SPBD) small business scheme. The group told Solomon Star that the scheme has helped start small businesses at home that were really helpful to families. “For many years, we have been dreaming of going into…

Why the fish are dying

New Marovo lagoon research uncovers reasons WHEN a large number of fish mysteriously died and twice discovered on the coast of Marovo Lagoon some two years ago, villagers there were left wondering. A Queensland University research carried out immediately after the discoveries pointed out the cause may be triggered by climate change. However, a later…

Choiseul briefed on police rearmament

THE Choiseul Provincial Government and members of the Provincial Assembly have been briefed on the staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) during a full meeting of the Assembly in the provincial capital Taro on 30 September 2015. A team consisting of representatives of the RSIPF and the Regional Assistance Mission…

Passengers lament horrific sea ordeal

HONIARA-BOUND passengers from Auki, Malaita province, have described their trip from Auki on Thursday, as the worst ever trip by a local shipping company. A trip which should only take over 6 hours lasted up to 12 hours in five metre swells and strong winds.    The journey on board the old 360 Discovery fast-craft has…

Villagers face critical water shortage

VILLAGERS of Parara and Kohingo islands in Western Province are facing critical water shortage as impacts of the dry weather hits home. “Most villagers on these two islands have already run out of drinking water in their tanks,” community leader Hoult Tonga told the Solomon Star from Rarumana by phone yesterday. “A few of us…

Tu’ata dismisses bauxite loading claims

WEST Rennell landowner and media consultant for Asia Pacific investment (APID) Takika Tu’ata has dismissed claims Bintan Mining Solomon Island Limited is in the process of shipping out bauxite despite police orders not to do so. It was claimed three barge loads of bauxite have been loaded. And that Commissioner of Police has instructed police…

SFA backs gov’t action on loggers

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