National healing, apology week set

ABOUT 6000 people are expected to participate in the week-long national healing and apology programme in Honiara from 1st to 7th July. It’s a long overdue programme but a way forward for this nation after the country had gone through the ethnic conflict from 1998-2003 on Guadalcanal. The conflict also spilled over to the Western…

Rennell record lowest temperature

Rennell Island in the Renbell province records the lowest temperature in the country’s history of 17 degree Celsius few weeks ago. This was revealed by a meteorology officer during the commissioning of the weather station in Tingoa last week. He told the Solomon Star that 17 degree Celsius was the lowest so far ever recorded…

Call for dialogue to settle dispute

LANDOWNERS and Chiefs of Vanikoro Island in the Vatud Constituency, Temotu province have called on their Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki for a negotiation to settle the current dispute on the Island. The dispute referred to was in relation to the incident at Vanikoro that happened on Sunday, where villagers of Vanikoro allegedly ransacked…

Discussion on aid program for post-RAMSI era

Honiara and Canberra have commenced dialogue on the design of a new development assistance programme to succeed Australia’s development assistance programme to Solomon Islands through the Regional Assistance Mission in the post-RAMSI era. Australian development assistance programme through RAMSI focusses on the strengthening of the police and correctional services, judicial system and governance machinery. An…

New boat for East Kwaio

East Kwaio will take delivery of a new landing craft today in Honiara. This was revealed by a constituency officer to the paper. This is part of an effort by the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu in fulfilling the dreams of the people in his constituency, who have longed to have…

Taiwan grants SINU lecturers scholarship

Three lecturers from Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been granted scholarships to study in Taiwan. Ambassador Victor Yu yesterday congratulated Benjamin Harry Bezo, Jack Vamana and Richard Tatau, on their admission to the Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU). In order to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of health, the Republic of China (Taiwan) established…

SI joins conference on political stability

Representatives of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), the Political Parties Commission, civil society and political parties have joined regional leaders at a conference in Fiji to discuss political and parliamentary stability. The conference, titled “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 in Melanesia: Creating Political and Parliamentary Stability to Catalyse Development”, brings together leaders and decision…

ACP applauds Choviri community

Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations, Gabriel Manelusi applauded Choviri community in establishing and aligning its working committee with the national crime prevention strategy. Manelusi uttered over the weekend when launching the Choviri for Change committee. “Police is happy and grateful for such initiative taken by the Choviri community in reinforcing upholding of the law at…

Summit aims to agree on way forward

THE three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) aims to conclude and agree on a (the)  way forward to improve urban planning and development in Solomon Islands. The summit which was officially opened on Monday by the Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Hon. Moses Garu will conclude today. “By the end of day…