JICA provide high-tech weather equipment to SI

The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has handed over a weather machine to the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) on Thursday this week. The machine ‘HimawariCast Receiving and Processing System’ was made available under a project “JICA Follow-up Cooperation for Meteorology Training”. Nowadays, utulising Meteorological Satellite Data is crucial for…

The last fall

BSIP colonialist who serves here dies NO one is left in the Solomon Islands to remember him. Everyone had died.  Alan Lindley in Adelaide, ex-Deputy Police Commissioner may well be the last who lives to remember Tom Russell, who served in the Solomon Islands for years under the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (BSIP), Emeritus Professor…

PM takes up PIDF chair with honour

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare is the new Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Chair after accepting the chairmanship role on Wednesday in Honiara. Sogavare as the new PIDF chair presents a gift to the outgoing PIDF chair, Prime Minister Bainimarama of Fiji, to symbolize his acceptance of the PIDF chairmanship role and acknowledgment of the work…

Maelanga tells critics to ‘Shut Up’

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Maelanga has called on politicians that were very disturbing to the peace-building efforts of the national government to keep their mouths shut and let the government to carry on with its work. Speaking to the Solomon Star following heated mudslinging in the media on issues of the past ethnic tension,…

New PIDF chair keen on new EU deal

The Chair of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare of Solomon Islands has highlighted the need for the organization to start discussions on a new partnership with the European Union for the post-Cotonou era. When accepting the chairmanship of the PIDF on Wednesday from the Fiji Prime Minister Hon Frank…

Auki police undergo fitness training

Auki Police on Thursday started their fitness training with the aim of keeping the police force fit and healthy to execute their duty. Their training session was formally opened yesterday with three types of self-defenses readily available for the Royal Solomon Islands Police force officers in Auki. The three forms of self-defense that will be…

Fatal accident driver arrested

Police at Guadalcanal have arrested a man in his 30s following a fatal accident which a man was run over by a vehicle at West Guadalcanal at Asifarongo road on Tuesday morning. It was alleged that the accused driver was travelling westward from Honiara town, when he hit something at the main road, while driving…