Shanel returns after Police meeting in Tonga

The Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Service Peter Shanel Agovaka has returned to the country on Sunday after attending a meeting on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Tonga last week. The meeting in Nuku’alofa from May 18-19 is to promote the ratification and implementations of the Arms Trade Treaty. The meeting has…

Seaweed farmers get help

GOVERNMENT Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has assisted seaweed farmers in the Lau/Mbaelelea constituency in North Malaita, Malaita province The assistance was made possible through their provincial ward member Fred Wai. The assistance included nets, plastics and ropes for each seaweed farmers that are living along the coastal areas in the constituency. Wai said,…

Olofia: Family problems here challenging

Family problem in Solomon Islands is quite complicated to deal with, a former director to Social Welfare from the Ministry of Health & Medical Services Aaron Olofia says. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday, Mr Olofia said that different composition of family units in the country must be seriously assessed, so as to identify right…

Tezapsidis: SI human resources not utilized

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Solomon Islands says the human resources of Solomon Islands are not used optimally. Leonidaz Tezapsidis made the statement in his remarks during the opening of the conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation yesterday. “It is clear today that the country’s human resources are not used optimally. “Women, 50…

Women’s leadership conference underway

A high-level conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation kicked off at the Forum Fisheries Agency Conference Centre in Honiara on Tuesday morning. The three days conference which was attended by representatives from neighbouring Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, Samoa and Solomon Islands. It was officially opened by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The conference…

Gwaunaru’u reopens soon

The Prime Minister’s Office has announced that Gwaunaru’u Airport on Malaita will reopen soon. This follows successful negotiation last week with the landowning groups of the airport site- Fulisisila/Birankwao and Toloabu/Rofa tribes and representatives of the communities living around the airport facility. The airport was closed in 2013 after the communities living around the airport…

GPG supports limited rearmament

While Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) is generally in support of rearmament of certain sections of the Police, it calls for a stringent governance process in place for the use of the arms. Deputy Premier, Honourable Rolland Seleso, made the call following RAMSI’s current consultations on the rearmament process. Seleso said, RAMSI and police must come…

Lomo fired

THE Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation Francis Lomo has been terminated from his job. Lomo’s premature dismissal was issued fortnight ago although his contract remains valid which is expected to end March next year. Mr Lomo has confirmed his termination but could not comment further on the details of his…

Beware of scammers

Computer and internet users nationwide must be conscious of online scammers who attempt to trick anyone to get their money. This warning was issued by an officer from a Foreign Exchange Company in the country told this paper over the weekend. A scammer is a person that involves in a fraudulent business scheme or a…