Former minister launch training foundation

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs Clay Forau Soalaoi has launched the Solomon Islands National Development Foundation (SIDF) at a dinner organised by the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands held (NTPSI) at Kingdom Harvest Ministry. Speaking at the launching last Saturday, the President of SIDF Forau highlighted the importance why NTPSI introduced such foundation.…

Wara sets fine example, Minister applauses WARA

THE MINISTER for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Mr Jimson Tanagada has commended the work and efforts of the West Are’are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA). Speaking during the opening of the group’s 16th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday Mr Tanagada said he was impressed and ‘extremely’ interested in the groups theme ‘Celebrating growth in savings…

Gwaunaru’u welcomes examination flight

MEMBERS of Gwaunaru’u community, Central Kwara’ae have welcomed the first Solomon Airlines flight to the airport again after the airport’s long closure. Provincial Minister for Lands Martin Fini said the flight landed at around 12 midday. “Although it was not a passenger service flight, it was the initial flight after the airport’s closure, sent purposely…

Solomon Islands acknowledges New Zealand support

Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has thanked the New Zealand Government for its ongoing support towards Solomon Islands under its bilateral aid programme. Minister Tozaka expressed the Solomon Islands Government’s gratitude when he met with his New Zealand counterpart, Murray McCully at the margins of the Forum Foreign Ministers…

Rokotanikeni 16th AGM officially opens

THE West Are’are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA) 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was successfully opened on Tuesday at the King George Sixth School Hall after a morning parade. Hundreds of women took to the Honiara’s Prince Philip highway participating in a colorful parade from Kukum campus field all the way to King George School in East…

$950K unpaid hotel bills

THREE Government Ministers have owed the Heritage Park Hotel more than SBD $900,000 in food and accommodation. The Parliamentary Opposition Group yesterday disclosed information which could cost tax-payers of this country The three ministers are Minister for Agriculture & Livestock August Auga, Minister for Mines & Energy David Dei Pacha and Minister for Tourism Bartholomew…

Environment to respond to dead fish report

THE MINISTRY of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Metrology has assured people in Marovo Lagoon, Western Province that they will respond to reports about the schools of dead fish and corals found dead early this week. Director of Environment Joe Horokou told the Solomon Star that once formal reports reached his office, they will…

USP registration commences

THE University of South Pacific (USP) semester two registrations have started on Monday. A visit by this paper to the Honiara Campus yesterday witnessed more than a hundred students both new and old queuing up to do their registrations. According to the USP calendar, the registration will be conducted for two weeks which starts yesterday…