Health promoting village project launched

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has launched a“Health Promoting Village Project” in the end of June, 2016. This is a four‐year technical cooperation project supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) targeting Guadalcanal and Makira/Ulawa provinces as the pilot areas. Two JICA’s experts, Dr Toru Rikimaru (Chief Advisor) and Mitsuru Ohno…

Manuari acknowledges PM, WP support

Member of Parliament (MP) for West Makira Constituency acknowledges the consistent support shown by the solidarity group in the country for ULMWP’s (United Liberation Movement for West Papua) full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Derek Manuarii reiterated his support while appreciating the efforts shown by Solomon Islanders towards ULMWP’s plea for full membership…

Scammers again

SIFIU warns a new pyramid scheme is here HONIARA residents are strongly warned not to invest in a new pyramid scheme that is currently being promoted as a travel or tourism business based in the United States, that is promising members overseas holidays or dream trips, along with large amounts of cash in return. The…

Kuve resigns as Western premier

Robert Pye Kuve has stepped down as Western provincial premier effective Tuesday. His resignation follows his continuous ill-health which had forced him to undergo medical attention in Australia recently. An executive member of the Western Provincial Government last night confirmed Kuve’s resignation. Its understood the Assembly Speaker, Richard Tekifono has received the letter of resignation…

MP told to prioritise health, education

WHILST the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwara’ae must be thanked for purchasing machines to do road maintenance within his constituency, there is also a need for him to prioritise health and education issues in east Malaita. This was according to an east Kwara’ae constituent, Andrew Idu. In an interview with the Solomon Star…

Guadalcanal celebrates big day

GUADALCANAL province has successfully celebrated its 32nd second appointed day on Monday. The occasion which convened dignitaries from the national government, Guadalcanal provincial government and members of the public is a proud moment for the province as it commemorates the very day Guadalcanal affirmed to stand as a province by itself. Monday’s celebration started with…

East Malaita gets new excavator

EAST Malaita constituency will no longer have difficulties to hire machines to do road maintenance within their area. On Friday, Parliament Member for East Malaita Constituency and acting Prime Minster Manasseh Maelanga handed over a new brand excavator machine worth $1.58million to the constituency in Honiara.  “This machine is purposely for East Malaita constituency,” Mr…

Sir Tovua: peace building overdue

PEACE building is a long overdue initiative that should have been implemented 12 years ago says Sir Paul Tovua. Sir Tovua was speaking on Thursday at the United Nations (UN’s) one day youth and peace building workshop held at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). “This is an initiative that I strongly believe is long…