USP graduation today

ABOUT 210 students studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) will be graduating today at Maranatha Hall Burnscreek area, east Honiara. This was confirmed by USPSI Coordinator Admin yesterday. Layson Leve said, the graduation ceremony will start 10am. Most of the students are from Laucala Campus in Fiji who have decided to graduate in…

On a fact-finding mission to border

THE Police, National Security & Correctional Service Commission (PNSCSC) will soon visit the nation’s border with Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the Western province. This was revealed by secretary to PNSCSC Wilson Orisi on Thursday. PNSCSC is one of the Parliamentary standing committees. He said, PNSCSC has realised that it has been a long time…

Disaster preparedness plan a must

VULNERABILITY of the country to natural disasters make it the business of everyone living in the country to have evacuation plans says the meteorological service director David Hiriasia. Mr.Hariasia made the plea in view of  past  experiences, during which  the country is always caught off guard by natural disaster phenomenon such as earthquakes, tsunami,  cyclones…

Students plan awareness talks

CENTRAL Malaita students studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus in Fiji are planning to conduct education awareness talks for schools back in their villages during their Christmas holiday. A member of the Central Malaita Students Association (CMSA) at USP, Feto Fiumae disclosed this to the Solomon Star. “We are planning these…

Five volcanic recording sites proposed

THE country will be in a better position to access early warning predictions of volcanic activities with the help of five new seismometers to be installed soon. Director of Meteorological Services, David Hiriasia said, the project of installing the machines and equipment will be funded by the World Bank. Mr Hiriasia however, could not disclose…

Police remember fallen comrades

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and Participating Police Force (PPF) will be commemorating Blue Ribbon day today. This is to remember fallen comrades who lost their lives in the line of duty around the world, and those who placed their lives for the course of freedom and peace for all. “This important occasion…

Market murder verdict deferred

THE verdict of three men accused of the brutal murder of a young diplomat outside of the Honiara Central Market in 2012 has been further deferred. Justice Francis Mwanesalua said he will hand down the verdict, Tuesday next week. The adjournment was made because one of the lawyers representing an accused who faces an additional…

New taxi service launched in Auki

A newly registered taxi service c was launched in Auki, Malaita province yesterday. Called Kirio taxi services, the launching involved a parade by the taxi fleet from Kilu’ufi Hospital to Auki town in Malaita Province. It was an initiative of local business owner Joseph Au’u from Fanalai in South Malaita province who is based in…

Workers threaten to go on strike

EMPLOYEES of Solomon Water are demanding the removal of their expatriate finance and administration manager and reinstatement of two local female workers terminated early this month. The demands were contained in a 28-day strike notice Workers Union of Solomon islands (WUSI) issued on behalf of the workers to the board and management of Solomon Water…