Anga heads tomorrow for PNG

NEWLY appointed Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea (PNG) Barnabas Anga will leave the country for Port Moresby tomorrow. He confirmed this to the Solomon Star, Wednesday this week. “I will be leaving for PNG this Saturday to take up the office,” Commissioner Anga added. He said that his contract will last him…

8th Premiers conference, day 5

In brief with RONALD TOITO’ONA Vavanga: Tourism in Guadalcanal slowly expanding The tourism industry has started to expand in rural Guadalcanal says the Premier of the Province, Mr Bartholomew Vavanga. He highlighted this in his presentation during day five of the 8th Premiers Conference at the Heritage Park’s A’hara conference room yesterday. “Currently there are…

Misconduct in Opposition Office

Integrity of the office questioned LEADER of Opposition Jeremiah Manele had vowed to demand severe disciplinary action against two senior officers in the Opposition office accused of misconduct. Mr Manele told the Solomon Star in a telephone interview that he was taking the issue as a matter of serious concern. The Opposition leader was reacting…

Police, chiefs in consultation

A TWO days consultation between some of the community chiefs within the outskirts of the Honiara city and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to discuss issues affecting communities kicked off yesterday. It is being held at the CYP conference hall, East Honiara. It is an initiative by the National Community Policing unit of the…

Cultural entrepreneurs’ training underway

MORE than 20 local cultural practitioners are currently undergoing a cultural Industries Entrepreneurship’ training in Honiara, since Tuesday this week. It is being organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism with support from the European Union, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). Called the ‘Solomon…

Culture Bills to Parliament

TWO important Bills related to the development of culture are expected to be presented to Parliament this coming session before the end of the year. Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, John Wasi revealed this when he officially opened a cultural and tourism workshop in Honiara this week. Called traditional knowledge and expression…

PM arrives from UN

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation to the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York have arrived back in the country, Wednesday. Mr Sogavare was met on arrival at Honiara international airport by the Deputy Prime Minister Douglas Ete, Commissioner of Police Frank Prendergast and the Secretary to Prime Minister Joseph…